Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine

North Carolina, United States
27 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Emergency Department at Duke University Medical Center has an opening for a Physician Assistant. The Advance Practice Providers are utilized to their full potential including clinical coverage of the main ED, Fast Track, and Observation Unit. Clinical teaching is also required and research involvement is encouraged & available. Minimum requirements include 2 years of Emergency Medicine experience and Master Level or eligibility educational background. Appropriate North Carolina licensure and certification.
The Duke Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center provides state-of-the-art emergency care to patients and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our outstanding and diverse faculty and staff treat acutely ill and injured patients and loved ones in an environment that is safe, respectful, and conducive to their health and well-being.
The mission of emergency medicine professionals throughout Duke University Health System is to provide the most sophisticated emergency care for patients and their families. We strive to achieve this goal by:

Immediately treating patients determined to be in shock or suffering from acute conditions that threaten life or limb Stabilizing and preventing complications in critical care patients. Providing patients with the appropriate analgesia needed to manage their pain. Delivering patient- and family-focused care in an environment that is safe, respectful, and conducive to health and well-being. Working with patients and families to develop timely, appropriate, and cost-effective care plans that adhere to emergency medicine standards of practice.
Each year, the board-certified physicians in Duke’s Emergency Department (ED) treat more than 75,000 patients from Durham, Wake, and Orange Counties and surrounding areas.  All three EDs in the Duke University Health System are fully staffed by emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and related medical personnel.
Patients arrive at the Emergency Department with illnesses and injuries that range from fairly minor to potentially fatal. Those suffering from acute physical or mental health emergencies, who are unstable, or who have life-threatening illnesses or injuries are immediately placed in the appropriate treatment unit -- Adult Emergent Care for patients older than 21 or Pediatric Emergent Care for patients younger than 21.
Their multidisciplinary teams conduct emergency evaluations, and perform the necessary resuscitation, stabilization, treatment, and/or post-resuscitation critical care.
Patients who come to the Emergency Department with less critical medical conditions are evaluated and prioritized by emergency care nurses. Patients are monitored until they are seen by a physician, who treats them and determines an appropriate plan of care. All care is delivered under the supervision of an attending physician.
The Emergency Department at Duke University Hospital also offers a dedicated unit for victims of sexual assault
One of only several Level 1 Trauma Centers in North Carolina, Duke University Hospital’s Trauma Center opened in 1975 with the goal of improving the medical care of patients with critical and/or multi-system injuries. Since that time, the center has greatly expanded its size and scope of services, and our trauma physicians now admit some 1,500 patients from around the region to Duke University Hospital each year.
Our mission is to provide, within an organized framework, the most advanced, compassionate care available to seriously injured patients -- from pre-hospital through rehabilitation. Patient care is a coordinated effort between Duke’s surgery, nursing, and ancillary services, and we strive to deliver it efficiently and seamlessly, using the most current knowledge, in our effort to save lives.
In addition to conducting research aimed at increasing survival rates and limiting disabilities in trauma patients, we are dedicated to creating a safer community by helping to prevent injuries due to violence and other means.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 55

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University 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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.


Work requires completion of accredited Physicians Assistant Program. 


Strongly prefer two years of PA experience in Emergency Medicine.


Must demonstrate and maintain credentialing and licensing requirements of Duke University Medical Center and The North Carolina Medical Board. State of North Carolina licensure is required.