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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Duke Malignant Hematology Clinic

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 231851

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

Duke Blood Cancers Center, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC

Job Summary

We are seeking an Advanced Practice Provider in our Hematologic Malignancy and Cellular Therapy Clinic in Durham, NC to work with attending physicians, 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. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primary contact, resource and liaison for the patient and other members of the Hematologic Malignancy team during the treatment and long term follow up.
  • Develops the clinical treatment plan for new patients in conjunction with the patient’s primary physician and requests the appropriate and necessary orders as required. 
  • Effectively communicates clinical information to physicians and clinical staff to ensure quality care, appropriate clinical decision-making and adherence to protocol/treatment plan requirements. 
  • Develops individual schedules that facilitate efficient patient access to services and communicates plan of care to the patient and care team.
  • Participates in the education of the patient and ensures patient eligibility and adherence to protocol criteria. 
  • Provides protocol and treatment related education to the patient and/or caregiver in a manner that meets their learning style and needs. 
  • Participates in the informed consent process, confirming signature and appropriate reporting and filing of any consent. 
  • Identify report and manage toxicities and/or adverse events that require clinical intervention. 
  • Understands data management requirements of the protocol and utilizes appropriate tools, processes and/or systems to obtain data in a timely manner.
  • Perform necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (within the scope of practice of the supervising physician).  These may include, but are not limited to the following:  bone marrow biopsy/aspirate/lumbar puncture, Hickman catheter removal, skin biopsy.
  • Conduct physical exams, obtain patient histories, monitor patient progress, and may be required to see patients independently.
  • Order appropriate medications, laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures.  Prescriptive practice will exclude chemotherapy.
  • Document the patient’s course of treatment at the direction of the supervising physician.
  • Coordinates care between the inpatient and outpatient setting and between multiple ancillary and support departments (i.e. Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Pharmacy, Labs) and patient’s referring physician.
  • Collaborates with insurance companies, home health, home infusion and/or other services to facilitate the clinical support needs of the patient.
  • Assure proper charges have been posted and appropriate documentation provided.
  • Participate in meeting the educational requirements of students, medical residents, fellows and other members of the health care team
  • Attend Program required meetings.
  • Responsible for maintaining CME requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining required state item for binder at all times

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.

Job Hours

Monday-Friday, day shift, with flexibility to meet clinic needs


Job Level: I1

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