Nurse Clinician (Patient Navigator) - Women's Health - Full-Time Days - Durham

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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Nurse Clinician (Patient Navigator) - Women's Health - Full-Time Days - Durham

The RN in this role will actively coordinate the team-based management of high-risk medically complicated pregnant patients and specialty gynecologic care including pediatric and adolescent gynecology and menopause care in the inpatient and outpatient settings and support Duke Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the achievement of quality initiatives and reporting. This position will be 80% dedicated to care coordination of high-risk medically complicated pregnant patients under the care of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) and 20% dedicated to supporting and developing our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG).

The overall goal of this position is to improve the health and decrease health disparities among medically complicated pregnant patients and improve the care coordination of pediatric and adolescent gynecologic care.

The high-risk obstetric and gynecologic care specialist will:

  • Manage the coordination of all cases referred to the Complex Maternal Surgery program, mostly consisting of care coordination for patients with placenta accreta spectrum between MFM, gynecologic oncology, interventional radiology, obstetric anesthesia and perioperative surgical scheduling.
  • Coordinate care of pregnant medically complicated patients between multiple sub-specialty consultants, such as cardiology, endocrinology, hepatology, oncology, etc. with MFM, and coordinate multidisciplinary conferences when necessary.
  • Attend inpatient huddles and work with referring providers to ensure adequate feedback and appropriate site and cadence for follow-up of medically complex obstetric patients after hospital discharge.
  • Help medically complicated pregnant patients navigate the transition from the hospital to the outpatient setting coordinating multiple specialist appointments.
  • Participate in growth of the MFM telehealth program via coordination with potential new collaborative partners.
  • Manage the coordination of patients referred to the PAG program, including care coordination with other services including adolescent medicine, pediatric surgery, pediatric urology and pediatric hematology as needed.
  • Provide education to patients, and for PAG patients their families, about their condition, follow-up needs, and delivery planning.
  • Managing health care records, including ensuring adequate incoming referral records and communication back to referring provider.
  • Managing follow up visits and ensuring continuation of care and linkage to community resources for these populations as needed.
  • Participate in Departmental and Hospital committees and meetings to facilitate improvement in patient care and development of goals, philosophies, and objectives for a specialized patient population.
  • Participate in all applicable regulatory reporting and quality initiatives.

Work Hours:

Typically Monday - Friday, full-time.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BSN required
  • Three years of experience in High-Risk Obstetric nursing required
  • North Carolina RN Licensure

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time