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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Duke Orthopedics - Adult Reconstruction

DUKE HEALTH INTEGRATED PRACTICE Full Time Apex, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 238331
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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.

Job Location(s)

Wake County clinics: Duke Orthopedics of Apex 1545 Orchard Villas Avenue - Apex, NC; Duke Orthopedics Heritage (Wake Forest) 3000 Rogers Road - Wake Forest, NC; Duke Orthopedics of Knightdale 162 Legacy Oaks Drive - Knightdale, NC

Job Summary

We are seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP)for Duke Orthopedics Adult Reconstruction Division with clinicslocated inWake County, NC to provide direct patient care services in collaboration with the attending physician requiring Adult Reconstruction Orthopedic care as well as General Orthopedics. The APP will augment a physician's ability to provide medical services to patients.

Primary hours will be Monday through Friday with hours flexible to meet the needs of the patients.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide care for patients needing adult reconstruction orthopedic and general orthopedic care.
  • Coordinate patient care including triage, physical exams, collecting and documenting data, conducting diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, ordering and scheduling laboratory studies, assisting with peri-operative workflow including scheduling, pre-ops, and post-op follow-up, diagnostic procedures and professional consultations, and prescribing appropriate interventions and medications.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing all pertinent patient information to supervising physician, nursing staff, patient resource manager, home health agency, and other relevant healthcare providers.
  • Provide timely documentation in the electronic medical record of all relevant data including results of diagnostic tests; laboratory results; patients’ condition and response to therapies/interventions; communications with physician colleagues.
  • Respond to patient inquiries and concerns via telephone or EPIC MyChart messages and be accessible to consult with supervising physician as needed.
  • Analyze clinical practice patterns to provide the best medical care and to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Refer general orthopedic patients to other services as needed to meet the needs of the patients.

Experience

  • 1–2 years General Orthopedics APP experience
  • APP experience caring for Orthopedics - Adult Reconstruction patients

Job Eligibility Requirements

Education           

  • 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.

Certification

BLS required.

License 

  • 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.

Job Hours

Primary hours will be Monday through Friday with hours flexible to meet the needs of the patients. 

Duke 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.

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