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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Duke Pain Clinic of Durham

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 231827

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

Primary work location is the Duke Pain Medicine Clinic at 4309 Medical Park Drive in Durham, but could require coverage at other Duke Pain Management Clinics in Durham and Raleigh.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Advanced Practice Provider for the Duke Pain Management Clinic.  The Pain Medicine Division delivers care across the health system using the skills of multiple specialists, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, and physical therapists.  Its breadth of six clinical pain practices treats patients along the continuum of health care needs utilizing state-of-the-art interventions.  The division's comprehensive approach is interwoven with the research mission to develop novel, non-opioid therapies for the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide care to patients acting as an assistant to physicians following established standards and practices 
  • Clinic location would be primarily in Durham, NC but could require coverage at other clinic locations in Durham and Raleigh
  • Provide medical services to patients, collect and document data, conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations, and provide direct patient care services.
  • Conducts thorough medical histories, performs physical examinations, initiates appropriate lab, radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of pain to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan with direct review by a physician.
  • Must be able to work with autonomy and direction of supervising physician.
  • Performs routine procedures such as pain pump refills and management.
  • Provides information and answers routine questions of patients regarding pain, including preventative health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, smoking and topics related to medical specialty, with basic recommendations.
  • Educates patients regarding their pain, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.
  • Assists with record keeping, completes appropriate patient medical chart, transcribes lab data and routine correspondence, as directed and reviewed by physician.
  • Refers patients to physicians as appropriate for consultation or for specialized health resources and treatment.
  • Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multidisciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary.
  • Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior. Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.
  • Participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

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.


  • BLS required.


  • 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 preferred.

Job Hours

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

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