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HEALTH EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Tobacco Cessation Support Specialist)
EOHW, LIVE FOR LIFE (20 hours/week)

As a component of LIVE FOR LIFE’s comprehensive health improvement programs the Tobacco Cessation Support Specialist is responsible for the coaching support aspects of LIVE FOR LIFE’s tobacco cessation support program.  The specialist enrolls participants in LIVE FOR LIFE’s tobacco cessation support program, performs telephonic and written tobacco cessation counseling follow up, sources and provides written materials to participants, makes outside referrals where appropriate, and performs financial tracking duties related to billing and invoicing.  Additional responsibilities include record keeping, data tracking, report production, and outcomes tracking for this program. Other duties may include supporting other smoking cessation programming as assigned by the Health Education Manager or the Health Coaching Program Manager.


Bachelor’s degree in Health related discipline; excellent customer service skills; strong telephonic and written communication skills; and attention to detail.  Additional requirements include comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current health education practices and guidelines, and the ability to apply the principles of The Transtheoretical/Stages of Change Model.  Successful candidates for this role enjoy and excel at working independently and are passionate about helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle.   Skills include: Computer literacy in all Windows applications; Strong written & communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to multi-task; Ability to display an upbeat and energetic personality


Proficiency in fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others. Competency in the delivery of programs and services.  Experience and desire to conduct ongoing program evaluation in order to demonstrate value, outcomes and continue to provide fresh and exciting fitness programs, individual consults and special events. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including at minimum Word, Excel and Power Point. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands including project coordination. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with enthusiasm, initiative and creativity. Flexible schedule required. 


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.

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
401447568 (NP) and 401447620 (PA)
Division of Community Health

Our community-based program for adults and seniors, seeks an individual to deliver medical care as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  The person in this position will travel to private homes and low income housing complexes within the Durham community to screen, identify and treat health conditions. An ideal candidate for this position is someone with excellent oral and written communications skills, good customer service skills, and the ability to relate to people of varied socio-economic backgrounds.  Applicants should be registered as a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner in North Carolina with approval to practice from the North Carolina Medical Board. Reliable transportation is required and at least 2 years of experience in internal or geriatric medicine is preferred.

Division of Community Health

We are seeking an individual to provide nursing and administrative support for our three community-based health clinics. Clinical duties include direct nursing services for assigned patients under the supervision of a physician and/or advanced practice provider. Administrative responsibilities include answering the phones, patient check-in, colleting copays etc. The person in this role will float between locations as assigned providing nursing care on a daily basis and front office backup as needed.  The position requires graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program with subsequent certification from a certifying agency.  At least one year of experience working in a clinical office-setting with fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required. Persons interested in this position should submit resumes to or apply directly on the Duke HR website.  

Division of Community Health

This individual in this position provides overall administrative support and performs other operational tasks for the Education Programs within the Division of Community Health. Successful candidates will apply knowledge and skills to complete complex non-routine administrative assignments independently or with others. She/he will assist faculty and staff in the marketing, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical, education, research, and training initiatives within the Division of Community Health. This role also includes externally facing elements such as vendor negotiations and representing the division’s programs at conferences/exhibits. Work requires strong organizational, coordination, and analytical skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested applicants need to have a general educational background usually equivalent to a full high school education plus two years post-secondary education in a business or related administrative field. Candidates should also have a minimum of 4 years relevant business, management or administrative experience and be familiar with basic accounting and budgeting principles, coordination of significant office activities, and information technology as an instructional and public relations tool. One full-time position.

OEM Toxicology Program

Responsibilities include learn and utilize the computer data management system effectively. Evaluate and interpret chemical formulations and product descriptions. Use risk assessment approach for assessing hazardous substances in consumer products.  Utilize and implement governmental regulatory guidelines for consumer product reviews. Maintain confidentiality and professional interactions with product certifying organizations. Requirements:  PhD in toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology or related field with 5 years of experience in the practice of toxicology.

OEM Toxicology Program

The Research Project Manager will provide reviews of product formulations and technical materials.  This activity requires the capacity to:

Provide toxicological assessment of consumer products in accordance with US Federal consumer product regulations such as FHSA/LHAMA/CPSIA, Canadian Consumer Product regulations, and specific European Union consumer product regulations. More specifically:

  • Interpret and evaluate chemical formulations and product descriptions.
  • Convert and use information regarding analytical concentration data.
  • Interpret and utilize information provided in research reports regarding toxicological evaluations and risk assessments.
  • Use a risk assessment approach for toxicological evaluations and establishing threshold levels for exposure.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding topics of proprietary origin and impact.
  • Ability to learn and utilize the computer data management system effectively.
  • Communicate effectively and amicably with data suppliers and clients’ representatives.
  • Maintain professional interaction with several consumer product certifying organizations including their staff, technical committees and boards of directors.
  • Interact in an efficient manner with office and academic staff.