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The Department of Neurosurgery offers a range of employment opportunities for health care professionals interested in pursuing a career in an environment that promotes both professional and academic excellence.

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NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - Duke Neurosurgery Duke South Clinics
Primary work hours will be 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday (40 hours). This is an exempt position.

The Advanced Practice Provider’s (APP) in Duke Neurosurgery play an integral role in the management of neurosurgery patients, including all aspects of pre and post-operative care. Neurosurgery APP’s work under the supervision of the Neurosurgeon. 

Clinic- Maintain a clinic of up to 8 sessions per week with supervising physician at Duke South Clinics that specializes in spine care. Expected to see patients in 30 minute intervals with overbooking appointments as appropriate. Will perform a complete history and physical and then present the patient to supervising attending.  Will see scheduled postoperative and wound checks, screen new patients with vague diagnoses and make arrangements for further diagnostic testing.  Work closely with all supervising physician to determine appropriate treatment plans for each patient and surgical needs. Prior to clinic screen the clinic schedule to make sure we have the appropriate films, reports, and clinic notes. Schedule required tests prior to patient visit. Treat patients in clinic for suture removals and wound checks post operatively. 

Perform general office duties, develop office protocols, triage of patient phone calls, complete disability and FMLA forms, edit clinical notes, and pull radiology films as needed.  Responsible for ensuring patient and pharmacies receive information needed to fill and refill patient prescriptions.

Operating Room- In charge of patients’ operative schedules.  Will see them in clinic with supervising attending, review the surgical procedure, complete all necessary paperwork related to the surgery, schedule preoperative screening, post the cases, schedule admission to the hospital, and ensure that the patient has appropriate discharge instructions and follow-up.  Depending on the surgery, may need to coordinate 2-3 surgeons.  On an as needed basis, also coordinate ancillary staff, external co-surgeons and vendor support as needed.

Patient contact- Interact very closely with patients.  Spend time in clinic and on the phone educating patients and families, answer questions and concerns, and make treatment decisions.  Document all phone interactions in an EPIC phone note.  Relay all pertinent pathology and lab results to patients and make appropriate follow up as needed. 

Hospital responsibilities- Round on in-patients with a chart note.  Ensure that appropriate consults are taking place, follow up on the recommendations of consulting teams, order appropriate diagnostic testing, and follow-up lab work.

Consulting services- review films with neuroradiologists and any other service to help make appropriate patient treatment decisions.

Other duties –
Coordinate student observations in clinic and the operating room.
Responsible for charges of clinic billing (except operative billing).
Attend neurosurgery grand rounds and conference.

Minimum Qualifications
Education
Work requires completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner program. State of North Carolina licensure is also required.

Experience
Work requires no previous experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Job Requirements 
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations Required:
•    Completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or PA Program at the Masters or Doctoral Level
•    Current NC License with the NC Medical Board
•    Current DEA registration
•    Credentialing through Duke University Health System
•    American Red Cross BLS and ACLS certification
•    Adequate CME as outlined by NC Medical Board, Duke Credentialing Office and AANP
•    Completion of required Duke modules (safety, HIPAA, etc.)
•    Completion of Maestro training

Please Apply directly via the Duke careers website.


PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OR NURSE PRACTITIONER - DUKE NEUROSURGERY (BRAIN TUMOR)

Primary work hours will be 7:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday (40 hours). This is an exempt position.

Job Description
Advanced Practice Provider – Duke Neurosurgery (Brain Tumor)

The Advanced Practice Providers (APP) in Duke Neurosurgery play an integral role in the management of neurosurgery patients, including all aspects of pre and post-operative care, as well as relevant research studies. Neurosurgery APPs work under the supervision of an associated attending neurosurgeon. 

Clinic - Maintain a clinic of 4 to 8 half-day sessions per week within the Cancer Center, specializing in primary brain tumor and brain metastasis care.   Expected to see patients in ~30 minute intervals with overbooking of appointments as appropriate. Will perform and document a complete history and physical then present the patient as needed to supervising attending.   Will see scheduled postoperative and wound checks, screen new patients with vague diagnoses, and make arrangements for further diagnostic testing.  Work closely with all supervising physician to determine appropriate treatment plans for each patient and surgical needs. Prior to clinic screen the clinic schedule to make sure we have the appropriate films, reports, and clinic notes. Schedule required tests prior to patient visit.  Treat patients in clinic for suture removals and wound checks post-operatively. 

Perform general office duties, develop office protocols, triage patient phone calls, complete disability and FMLA forms, edit clinical notes, and pull/initiate upload of radiology films as needed.  Responsible for ensuring patients and pharmacies receive information needed to fill and refill patient prescriptions.

Operating Room - In charge of phyician’(s) operative schedules and accurately posting surgical cases with appropriate equipment, personnel, etc.  Will see patients in clinic with supervising attending, review the surgical procedure with patient, complete all necessary paperwork related to the surgery, schedule pre-operative screening, post the surgery, schedule admission to the hospital, and ensure that the patient has appropriate discharge instructions and follow-up.  Depending on the surgery, may need to coordinate 2-3 surgeons.  On an as needed basis, will coordinate ancillary staff, external co-surgeons, and vendor support as needed.

Patient contact- Interact very closely with patients.  Spend time in clinic and on the phone educating patients and families, answer questions and concerns, and make treatment decisions.  Document all phone interactions in an EPIC phone note.  Relay all pertinent pathology and lab results to patients and make appropriate follow up as needed.

Hospital responsibilities- Round on in-patients with physician. Ensure that appropriate consults are taking place, follow up on the recommendations of consulting teams, order appropriate diagnostic testing, and follow-up lab work. Participate in clinical trial and research implementation as appropriate.

Consulting services- review films with neuroradiologists and any other service to help make appropriate patient treatment decisions.

Other duties –
Coordinate student observations in clinic and the operating room.
Responsible for charges of clinic billing (except operative billing).
Attend neurosurgery grand rounds and conference.
Participate in multi-disciplinary tumor boards for the Brain Tumor Center and Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis
Participate and lend input into operations, protocol development, and strategic planning for Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis

Job Requirements 
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations Required:

•    Completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or PA Program at the Masters or Doctoral Level
•    Current NC License with the NC Medical Board
•    Current DEA registration
•    Credentialing through Duke University Health System
•    American Red Cross BLS and ACLS certification
•    Adequate CME as outlined by NC Medical Board, Duke Credentialing Office and AANP
•    Completion of required Duke modules (safety, HIPAA, etc.)
•    Completion of Maestro training

Please apply directly via the Duke careers website.


RN - NEUROSURGERY OUTPATIENT CLINICS

The Nurse Clinician (RN) will work primarily with the Duke Neuro surgery (NSU) Vascular team. The team consists of 3 Providers and 2 Advanced Practice Providers.  The position will serve as the primary point of contact for referring physicians and out of state patient s.   Performs a skilled and thorough nursing assessment, prioritizes patient needs, and refers to the appropriate level ofcare that will ensure an optimal outcome. Independently planand provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with  physician orders and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The successful candidate will work independently under department protocols in a fast- paced busy environment. This position requires a customer service attitude, interpersonal skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks at once with the ability to critically think and prioritize.

Working hours: Approximately 8am to 5pm. Monday thru Friday. No weekends.

Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

1.      Triage Nurse for NSU patients

          a.      Handle patient advice requests;

          b.     Facilitate communication between the provider and patient as needed utilizing both EPIC messaging and telephone. 

2.      Access– support NSU access HUB on directing patients to correct provider and making decisions whether patient needs to be seen in overbook slot or can wait to be seen under normal scheduling process.

3.     Patient Navigator – for complex cases, serve as patient navigator to ensure all labs , scans, and other visits occur to avoid surgery delays. 

4.     Participate in the care of patients during clinic visits. Provide support to Providers on outpatient clinic days to ensure timely and smooth patient visits.  Note: patients are seen in both Durham and Raleigh locations.

5.     Physician Navigator - Serve as point person for high referring practices to ensure coordination with care plan and to provide surgical updates on patients. 

6.      Offer home treatment advice as appropriate. Accesses patient information via EMR

7.     Document encounter and decision making in EMR in a concise and accurate manner, utilizing the patient’s own words as appropriate.

8.     Post OR patient cases and coordinate all other specialties involved in surgical procedures

9.     Collect and evaluate patient records, films, studies. Record normal and abnormal data of patients for supervising physician

10. Conduct pre and post op patient education

11. Schedule radiology studies, labs, pre op screening

12. Follow up with patients after discharge

 

Minimum Qualifications

 Education: BSN required

Experience: 3 years of nursing experience required. Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications:  Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.

 

Please apply directly via the Duke careers web links below:

Internal candidates

NURSE CLINICIAN, SOM - NEUROSURGERY(2705)

External candidates

NURSE CLINICIAN, SOM - NEUROSURGERY(2705)