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Public Health Department Job

Physician Extender II 118008032

Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County)

Posted 01/03/2019

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invites applications for the position of:

Physician Extender II 118008032



$85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Annually 






The primary purpose of this position is to deliver services as a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner at the Department of Public Health; provide medical service to targeted populations in the Fayetteville and/or Cumberland County area by promoting health and stressing prevention through screening, education, referral and follow-up.  


Under the general supervision of a physician, duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Deliver Physician Extender or Nurse Practitioner medical provider services essentially in Communicable Disease, Women's Health Clinic (Family Planning, Teen Wellness, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program {BCCCP}), Maternity) and in Child Health Clinic, based on credentials, at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health
  • Collect patient histories
  • Conduct review of systems and physical examinations
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing and treating medical problems
  • Prepare patient workups and communications which indicate findings
  • Order, review and follow-up results of laboratory, imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures
  • Prescribe appropriate medications to include various forms of contraceptives, treatments, referrals and other medical services and carry out therapeutic procedures for quality patient care
  • Document normal and abnormal data in the patient's electronic medical records for review by the physician
  • Monitor and maintain record of each patient's progress and report patients' progress to supervising physician
  • Provide written narrative discharge summaries
  • Maintain health care and therapeutic plans
  • Provide education and counseling to patients and families as needed
  • Prepare statistical reports as needed in order to provide information on progress, adverse trends and include appropriate recommendations or conclusions

Employee is subject to be called upon anytime to help the agency respond to a public health emergency which may include,  but is not limited to, outbreak investigations, staffing mass dispensing or immunization clinics, providing disaster relief, or other incidents (man-made or natural and intentional or non-intentional) as they arise, or any public health response requested by the Health Director.


Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board or approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board and one year of experience as a Physician Extender; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Department of Public Health Human Resources, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire.


Thorough knowledge of techniques of interviewing, medical and relevant history taking, principles and practices of general medicine and disease states as they related to the area of work; thorough knowledge of health appraisal tools, laboratory tests and findings, material medical, and therapeutic procedures as related to the area of work; thorough knowledge and ability to plan a regime of care based on assessment and findings; considerable knowledge of available resources and appropriate referral methods. Skill in performing clinical functions. Skill in assisting with minor routine surgical procedures. (i.e. simple wound incision and drainage) Ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities; ability to record/code accurately and completely all information necessary to evaluate and plan care and to convey this to the physician; ability to communicate orally; ability to teach and counsel individuals, families and groups in areas of health maintenance, preventive medicine, and care of the sick; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to gain the confidence of patients and families and work effectively with them; some ability to plan and conduct in-service training programs. 

Must have or obtain and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Background check and negative drug test are required.




Position #201800345


Physician Extender II 118008032 Supplemental Questionnaire





Are you currently licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board?


Yes Yes    No No




Are you currently approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board?


Yes Yes    No No




Indicate the length of your work experience as a Physician Extender (all related experience must be reflected on application):