Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Duke Neurology Clinics
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 238058
As a part of Duke Health's outpatient clinic network, you will enjoy competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits plans, convenient work hours, and many opportunities for career advancement. Become a part of a team that values and invests in you.
Duke Advanced Practice Highlights:
The nation's first Physician Assistant Program was created at Duke in 1965 and is consistently ranked No. 1 in the country.
The Duke School of Nursing is consistently ranked as one of the top nursing schools and their MSN and DNP programs offers eight advanced practice registered nurse majors and specialty certifications, as well as post master's certificates and certification alignment programs.
Commitment to ongoing learning for APPs through annual CME funding and access to high-quality Duke CME offerings including APP Grand Rounds and a professional advancement program. APPs are leaders in multiple arenas within Duke.
Duke offers APPs opportunities to practice within team based integrative care in a tremendous variety of specialties. APPs are expected to work to top of scope in order to contribute to Duke's missions which include clinical practice, education, and research.
Practice locations can include Duke Health's three hospitals or over 140 primary care and specialty care clinics throughout North Carolina.
Duke Neurology Clinic 1L, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC
Duke Neurology Clinic, 932 Morreene Road, Durham, NC
We are seeking an Advanced Practice Provider in our General Neurology Clinics located in Durham, NC to work in collaboration with attending physicians and APPs, collect and document data, conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations, and provide direct patient care services. Primary hours will be Monday through Friday, day shift, with hours flexible to meet the needs of the patients. Cross coverage of Inbasket for providers in the Duke Campus General Neurology group may be needed for illness or vacation.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing neurological problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician and/or care of the patient.
Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtain psychosocial history relevant to patient care, and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
Practice will be limited to general neurology. Patient population will include 6 clinic sessions of general neurology with a mix of new and return patients as determined by supervising neurologists. Additionally, a minimum of 2 clinic sessions will be focused on traumatic brain injury/concussion patients in conjunction with our Duke Neurology Concussion Clinic.
Participation in clinical research or teaching opportunities are available based on discussion with supervising neurologists.
Job Eligibility Requirements
Nurse Practitioners: Work requires completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, with a Master's degree in Nursing.
Physician Assistants: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred.
Nurse Practitioners: Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. National certification as a NP required prior to or within 6 months of employment.
Physician Assistants: Must be licensed in the state of NC, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
1+ years of APP experience strongly preferred. Experience providing neurological care is preferred
Monday-Friday, day shift, with flexibility to meet clinic needs
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