The physician extender is expected to provide patient care, including performing assessment, determining diagnosis, developing treatment plans, prescribing medication, and providing education for a wide variety of medical conditions under the supervision of a physician. Patient care can be provided in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, outpatient medical offices, health department, university, correctional facilities, etc. The professional may practice general medicine or specialized infectious disease health care management.
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The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Special Instructions To Application:
This position is subject to the Broad Banding Salary Administration Plan. Pay will be commensurate with applicant’s competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations.
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Graduation from a physician assistant program approved by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and “approved to practice medical acts” based on education and experience by the Board of Medical Examiners; or graduation from a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the North Carolina Joint Subcommittee and licensed by the NC Board of Nursing. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001624
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Infectious Diseases at The Brody School of Medicine is dedicated to the treatment of persons infected with HIV in Eastern North Carolina. Our physicians and physician extenders currently provide care for more than 1,000 patients in our clinic in Greenville as well as for another 300 patients in clinics in surrounding counties. Faculty members are currently collecting data to address the issue of the disproportionate infection rate of HIV in African-Americans. The division is involved in many clinical trials involving HIV therapies. These trials provide needed drugs to persons who may otherwise not be able to receive treatment.
The Infectious Diseases Division works closely with Vidant Medical Center in both infection control and antibiotic management to reduce infections in the hospital setting. Researchers in the division are working on infection control screening methods to reduce the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the hospital. The antibiotic management program of the hospital has been instrumental in reducing unnecessary antibiotics; the reduction in antibiotic use has lead to a decrease in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections in our hospital.
Education is an integral component of our division. The division is involved with the education of medical students at The Brody School of Medicine as well as with residents at Vidant Medical Center. Faculty members and staff within the division are providing education regarding HIV infection to high-risk groups in the community. Finally, the division has had an infectious diseases fellowship program since 2002. We feel that the training of future infectious diseases clinicians is critical in our fight against the many plagues that threaten our population today and in the years to come.
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