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Family Medicine

The Duke University Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to teaching, advocating for, and supporting the behavioral health needs of our patients, faculty, and trainees. Responsibilities of the director of behavioral medicine include developing and implementing programing to improve resident and faculty wellness, evaluation of residents, oversight and evaluation of the behavioral health curriculum, and maintenance of related administrative functions.

FTE: 50%. The director of behavioral medicine will be required to maintain 50% of the role through other clinical, teaching, and/or research activities either within or outside of the department.

Education and Experience: Background required for this faculty member includes a doctoral degree in psychology or other behavioral science related field and 2 years of postdoctoral experience in a medical education setting. Applicants must maintain unrestricted licensure to practice within the state of North Carolina. The ideal candidate will have direct experience working within a residency program, teaching experience, as well as a record of developing and implementing initiatives to improve resident and faculty wellness.

Primary Faculty Responsibilities

1. Innovation

  • Development and implementation of a wellness curriculum for family medicine residents aimed at improving resilience, decreasing burnout, and promoting overall physician wellbeing. This may include but is not limited to facilitating resident support groups, Balint groups, leading team building exercises, and teaching mindfulness/stress-reduction techniquue
  • Assist in the development of clinical protocols to improve mental health treatment within the family medicine center
  • Create faculty development opportunities aimed to promote faculty well-being

2. Evaluation and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Oversee the evaluation and implementation of the behavioral health rotation and related clinical activities
  • Serve on the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), Controlled Medication Working Group, and Residency Steering Committee (RSC)
  • Provide coaching to residents on an as needed basis and directly support the remediation of residents on corrective action plans or individualized education plans
  • Provide video precepting and/or direct clinical observation of residents within the family medicine center and provide direct feedback to trainees

3. Educational Responsibilities

  • Facilitate wellness activities for residents and faculty
  • Lead resident support groups
  • Oversee the behavioral medicine curriculum for the residency
  • Prepare and present monthly didactic sessions as part of the longitudinal behavioral medicine curriculum
  • Serve as a consultant to residents and faculty in issues related to mental health and the behavioral aspects of medicine
  • Lead orientation activities designed to foster resilience and promote well-being

Interested candidates should submit CV and Letter of Interest.



Contact Information

Denise Paradis


Duke Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine is seeking a BC/BE Occupational Medicine Physician for a full time clinical faculty position. Academic appointment in the Duke School of Medicine is based on academic portfolio. Clinical activities will be conducted at Duke Employee Occupational Health and Wellness (EOHW) providing services for over 40,000 faculty and staff of the University and Health System. Responsibilities include patient care for work-related injury/illness/exposure, medical surveillance, clinical toxicology, independent medical examinations, permanent impairment ratings, fitness for duty assessments, disability management, American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) review, policy development, and managing and developing employee wellness and assistance programs. EOHW is a highly collaborative OEM practice relying on a multidisciplinary approach to emerging issues including infectious agents, violence prevention, and emergency preparedness. Other responsibilities include supervising nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The position also includes teaching of medical residents and students, and the potential for clinical research. Experience in an academic health care setting is considered a positive factor. Please visit the Duke Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Web site for additional information. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact Carol Epling, MD, MSPH via email Duke University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted using Academic Jobs Online:


The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is seeking applicants for Assistant/ Associate /Full Professor positions with a primary emphasis on a broad range of research relevant to primary care, family medicine, occupational safety and health, health services, prevention and population health. Successful candidates will have a history of relevant externally funded research, research program development, and research productivity. Preference will be given to clinician-scientists/clinician-researchers and to candidates with experience and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded, independent research program, and work closely with research and clinical faculty members. Read the full job description.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current CV to



Responsibilities include providing professional health care for employees of client companies under the direction of the supervising provider. Will assist providers with interviewing patients for medical and occupational histories, participate in pre-placement periodic, special, return-to-work, and termination examinations, assist with patient vitals. Will perform screening procedures, including EKGs, audiograms, pulmonary function tests, respirator fit tests, vision tests, blood draws and other biological specimens and prepare for lab analysis. Assist in maintaining an efficient health service clinic, process OHS RTP clinic patients according to each company’s protocol. Maintain records to meet medical, legal and client company requirements. Will perform and document daily calibration checks on pulmonary function and audiometric equipment to meet OSHA requirements and validate test results. 


Research Division

The Staff Assistant will support research faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine. This position will help with general office management, including office supplies order, arrange office space, printing, and scheduling meetings. This position will process procurement card purchases and travel-related expense reports. This position will assist with administrative tasks related to grant and manuscript submissions. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, clerical experience and be comfortable working in and learning various computer systems.


Research Division

The Clinical Research Coordinator duties will include data synthesis and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data collected. Specifically, the position duties will encompass data management and analysis of big quantitative data sets (data may be from Electronic Health Records (EHR) using statistical software packages (ie. SAS or STATA).  In compliance with sponsor, regulatory, and institutional guidelines, this position will be responsible for identifying eligible participants, recruiting, screening, consenting, and maintaining documentation for research projects that range from minimal risk studies using survey data collection to clinical trial projects that are related to behavioral interventions, and may at times include conducting activities at multiple study sites.

Family Medicine Center

Duke Family Medicine Center is a Duke Hospital Based Clinic that, in addition to Primary Care, also provides low risk Obstetric services to the communities in and around the Durham area. The majority of our patients participate in our Centering Pregnancy program and we have been a certified Centering Pregnancy Facility since 2016.  The primary responsibilities of the RN in this position will include, but are not limited to, triaging OB phone calls/messages, helping coordinate and run multiple Centering Pregnancy Groups, assist in the scheduling of select prenatal appointments, labor Inductions and Cesarean Sections, provide prenatal education during OB nurse visits prior to the initial prenatal visit, assisting the Centering Coordinator with tracking patient attendance for their visits, and working with the Medical Home Case Manager to help keep patients in care.  There is also the opportunity to work with the OB Providers and Residents in QI projects, protocol development and implementation.  In addition you will have the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with patients and their families who seek care within our clinic as many of our mom's continue their care here after delivery and bring their babies here for their Pediatric care.  There will also be opportunities to participate in the direct care of our regular Primary care population as clinic staffing needs arise.