PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - FAMILY MEDICINE

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Jun 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - FAMILY MEDICINE
Family Medicine - General

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) (physician assistant/nurse practitioner) will provide primary health care at the Duke Family Medicine Center, an outpatient clinic. The physician extender will provide acute and chronic care, preventive care, health maintenance and prenatal care to new and established patients of all ages. Duties may include but are not limited to those listed below, and may include other minor outpatient surgical procedures as deemed appropriate by the supervising physician. The APP will prescribe all medications except for cancer chemotherapy agents and thalidomide.

1) Primary care of undifferentiated patients (all age groups), acute and chronic illnesses:
a) Obtain complete medical histories and history of present illness
b) Perform complete or focused physical examinations
c) Order and interpret laboratory and X-ray studies as indicated
d) Arrive at diagnostic conclusions
e) Recommend therapies, prescribe medications
f) Initiate referrals to specialists and other medical disciplines, such as physical therapy
g) Consult with supervising physician or backup supervising physician as appropriate and necessary
h) Potential for prenatal care if interested

2) Health maintenance examinations on patients of all ages
a) Pediatric well child checks
i) Obtain medical and developmental histories
ii) Perform complete physical examinations
iii) Order administration of vaccines as per immunization schedule
iv) Order and interpret screening laboratory or other diagnostic tests as indicated
v) Prescribe medications as indicated for identified conditions
vi) Provide documentation for schools and other entities as requested by parent or guardian
vii) Provide anticipatory guidance and health education
b) Adult health screening examinations
i) Obtain complete medical histories
ii) Perform complete physical examinations
iii) Order administration of vaccines as per immunization schedule
iv) Order and interpret screening laboratory or other diagnostic tests as indicated
v) Prescribe medications as indicated for identified conditions
vi) Provide anticipatory guidance and health education
vii) Provide contraceptive counseling as indicated
viii) Provide preconception counseling as indicated

3) Procedures
a) Incision and drainage of skin lesions
b) Removal of skin tags and minor skin lesions



Requisition Number
401234579

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1631 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Job Family Level
55

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions:
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education
Work requires a bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Physician Assistant Certificate of Registration with the North Carolina Medical Board or be certification eligible, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Experience
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


Auto req ID

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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