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NURSE CLINICIAN - PRE LUNG TRANSPLANT

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Duke University
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PRE LUNG TRANSPLANT

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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!

The Transplant Nurse Clinician is responsible and accountable for clinical expertise for transplant patient populations. The Nurse Clinician functions as an integral part of the transplant interdisciplinary team, partnering with the nurse coordinator and contributing to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching within the transplant center.

Provides specialized nursing support, care, and education to patients in collaboration with nurse coordinators, transplant physicians and in accordance with established transplant policies and procedures. Assesses in partnership with the nurse coordinator, assesses the educational needs of the patient/caregiver as it relates to the disease process, alterations in function, and assimilation back into the home and community after transplant.

Preferred Experience

  • Critical Care experience

  • Site specific experience (Heart, Lung, Kidney, Liver)

  • Coordinating Care

  • Multi-tasking

  • Organization and Communication Skills

  • Documentation and Charting

This is a salaried position that does extensive patient assessment in clinic environment, phone triage, and patient education to ensure exemplary care.

Work Hours & Shifts: Monday – Friday, hours per program practice.
Full Time:Day shift, call required, rotational weekends and holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

  • Provides specialized nursing treatment, care, and education to patients in accordance with physician/nursing orders and established policies and procedures.

  • Serves as a resource to patients and families, providing preoperative counseling and follow-up problem solving after discharge from the hospital.

  • Coordinates the development, utilization, and evaluation of appropriate educational resources and interventions that assist the patient/caregiver in developing the skills for self care.

  • Promotes evidence-based practice through staff education and participation in developing, implementing, and evaluating process standards such as plans of care, protocols, and guidelines. As an APS member, collaborates in preparing standardized orders (CPOE) and protocol-driven practice updates and reviews.

  • Assesses the educational needs of the patient/caregiver as it relates to the disease process, alterations in function, and assimilation back into the home and community.

  • Utilize current nursing and clinical research to support evidence-based clinical decision-making and practice

  • Participates in quality/performance improvement programs and projects, product evaluation, outcomes evaluation studies and/or clinical research.

  • Utilizes teaching and learning theories to assist patients and families with physical and emotional impact of body changes and chronic illness.

  • Provides clinical experience in a preceptor role for nursing students attending institutions that have contractual agreements with DUHS.

  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and provides expert coaching and guidance through both formal and informal one-on-one teaching with nursing staff.

  • The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

Minimum Qualifications

Education

BSN required

Experience

3 years of nursing experience required

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.

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.

Organization

Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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