Staff Assistant - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Duke University - Durham, NC 27710

School of Medicine:

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Duke University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has an immediate opening for a motivated individual to fill a Staff Assistant position in their Urogynecology Division.

More information about this division is located at the following link:

Occupational Summary

Perform responsible administrative and secretarial duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of major departmental or divisional activities to relieve supervisor of varied clerical and administrative responsibilities and to maintain efficiency in organizational operations.

Work Performed

  • General office management: calendar management, travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, general correspondence, and ordering supplies.
  • Schedule and coordinate arrangements for seminars, conferences and speaking engagements for providers.
  • Attend meetings to take minutes, provide information and serve as a resource person.
  • Coordinate and update provider(s) schedules using to Outlook and Qgenda to coordinate clinical, research and administrative efforts and maximize productivity.
  • Educates all new Providers on access related organizational structures, procedures, and Practice Standards. Support the Chief in the timely management of all communications, both written and verbal with a variety of constituents; compose emails, letters, and statements independently requiring interpretation and application of University policies, rules and regulations and monitoring follow up with all distributions that require answers, responses, and written replies.
  • Compose emails independently requiring interpretation and application of departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Submit Employee Travel & Reimbursement expenditures on behalf of providers, ensuring appropriate cost objects and GLs are used and expenditures have necessary documentation, are allowable, and are cleared by established deadlines. Use of CONCUR to manage expense reimbursement.
  • Support research projects and productivity by editing manuscripts specifically related to PubMed/literature search, reference management using software such as EndNotes and preparation of Powerpoint presentations.
  • Assist division with coordination and completion of FMLA and disability forms, dependent upon inpatient and outpatient. Acts as a liaison between front desk staff and providers for urgent appointments and access to care.
  • Submit schedule change requests using Service Now and Q-Genda. Reschedule patients that need to be cancelled within 45 days of the clinic date.
  • Make appointments or proper referrals according to instructions and procedures; prepare documents and materials for clinics and/or patient admissions as requested.
  • Call patients to prepare for upcoming appointments. Pull documentation as needed. Manage incoming and outgoing faxes and external records requests and medical records
  • Schedule patients for surgery by entering case requests and coordinating with financial care counselors and OR scheduling staff at each OR location.

Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office programs.
  • Open to learning new technology and software.
  • Excellent verbal, written communi cation skills and detail orientation.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Able to plan strategically, use all resources to solveproblems and anticipate needs.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.


Work generally requires four years of related secretarial/clerical OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE experience to acquire skills necessary to administer complex office functions related to office management, communications, and budgetary/accounting activities.

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