Job description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.


Duke Regional Hospital, a community hospital affiliated with Duke University Health System, has an excellent opportunity for a licensed Physician Assistant with strong clinical skills in the Department of Surgery at Duke Regional Hospital. This innovative position provides perioperative care to various surgical service patients including vascular, bariatric, acute care, and trauma surgery on an as needed basis (PRN). As a member of a rapidly growing Advanced Practice team, this position provides clinical care to patients through various venues, including consultations, pre- and post-op care, follow-up, and patient education.

Work Performed

Obtains histories for patients which have implications for treatment of the disease process for which the patient is being seen.

Perform a complete and/or problem-based physical exam; orders, performs, evaluates, and interprets, findings and integrates finding to formulate health management plan of surgical patients.

Evaluate and make recommendations for patient/family health management planning with full consideration of patient safety needs in collaboration with supervising physician.

Complete thorough and timely consultations via Emergency department or hospitalized patients.

Work on an academic center team that consists of interns, residents, and various medical professional students.

Maintain appropriate patient medical record documentation in accordance with established standards.

Adhere to medical staff policy and procedure for timely note writing and discharge summary documentation.

Participate in continuing education as required for professional licensure, NC Medical Board and medical staff bylaws.

Prescribe medications within their scope of practice and that of their supervising physician.

Practice in accordance with all state laws and medical staff bylaws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred.


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

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must be licensed in the state of NC, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Job Level: I1

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time