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
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.
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
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.
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