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Job ID 80991 Date Posted 09/09/2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Occ Summary

Augment a physician's ability to provide medi calservices to patients;collect and document data, conduct diagnostic an dtherapeuticprocedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and profes sionalconsultations and provide direct patient care services.

Work Performed

Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physicianin diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescrib ing necessarytreatment and services for quality patientcare;record then ormal andabnormal data for review by the physician.Take patient historie s, conduct physical examinations, and record thedata in the patient'srec ord; write progress notes and narrativedischarge summaries; prepare pati ent workups and summaries notingpertinent positive and negative findings .Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explai nthe necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.Carry out therapeut ic procedures such as cast application and removal,wound suturing anddre ssing changes; monitor progress of patients,report progress to supervisi ng physician, and maintain record of eachpatient's progress.Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conductedby supervising physician; prepare statistical reports and analysessetting forth progres s, adverse trends and appropriate recommendationsor conclusions.Maymake work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel;review thework of other staff; train new personnel.Participate in teaching medica l students and physician assistantstudents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specificclinical setting.Perform other relatedduties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred.


None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must be licensed in the state of NC, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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 essentialjob 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.


"Nourishing our community and building a healthy community is part of our vision as an organization and that is absolutely supported in our day-to-day."

Lisa, Assistant Director of Nutritional Services

"Duke Raleigh Hospital is a really tight-knit work family. We check on each other when we’re not here, we do things outside of work. It’s an extension of my family."

Ashley, Respiratory Therapist

"I enjoy the generous PTO package."

Lillian, Environmental Services