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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Family Medicine Center

Requisition Number: 235075

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 Family Medicine Center – 2100 Erwin Road – Durham NC

Duke Regional Hospital – 3643 N. Roxboro Street – Durham NC

We are seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) for our Duke Family Medicine Center in Durham to provide to provide acute, chronic, preventive, prenatal and newborn care for new and established patients of all ages in a primary care setting and as well as possible rotations at theDuke Regional Hospital Newborn Nursery. The clinic has a long track record of working with APPs who offer full-scope primary care in an environment that values collaboration and innovation. 

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

Job Responsibilities

  • Primary care of complex undifferentiated patients (all age groups), acute and chronic illnesses in person and virtually as necessary)
  • Health maintenance examinations on patients of all ages
  • Care for newborns at Durham Regional Hospital
  • Opportunity to participate in an “e-provider” virtual clinic (an acute care experience where patients need quick access to answers of low-risk medical conditions
  • Care for a group of patients assigned to them (panel)
  • Conduct detailed medical history assessment
  • Conduct physical exams
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Order diagnostic testing (e.g., lab work, EKG, cardiac echo, imaging procedures, etc.) when indicated
  • Coordinate specialty referrals as indicated
  • Provide consultation to patient and/or family to include necessity, prep, nature and effects of ordered diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide patient and/or family education regarding diabetes, nutrition, smoking cessation, pain management, etc.
  • Follow up on ordered laboratory studies, diagnostic procedures, etc.
  • Prescribe treatment or medication when indicated.
  • Document all activity in patient’s electronic medical record to include comments about diagnosis and prognosis, diagnostic testing, patient condition, treatments and response to therapies and interventions, etc.
  • Participate in clinic research activities if needed. 
  • Perform telehealth visits if needed
  • Work with a supervising physician, other providers and colleagues in the practice
  • Perform any other related duties required to service primary care scheduled or walk-in patients


  • 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 Health.  The position requires the candidate to have current DEA licensure.


  • 1+ years APP experience in a primary care setting is preferred

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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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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