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 recognized each 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
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Manage and supervise functions of assigned patient care area on a 24 hour basis; ensure effective delivery of clinical patient care and compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures.
- Participate in the development of the clinical areas' strategies and procedures
- Support and promote a professional practice model that encourages staff participation in the development of clinical standards that is collaborative, collegial, and utilizes current trends and data in professional practice (clinical and administrative)
- Openly support and consistently communicate the mission of the unit/department and the organization
- Serve as the collective voice for unit(s) staff to communicate with the administration
- Serve as the staff and patient advocate to ensure optimal patient care
- Interface with patients and families to ensure that care is consistent with their expectations
- Ensure active use of the nursing process for patients from pre-admission/admission to discharge and beyond (based on the clinical setting)
- Serve as a professional role model and mentor to staff by responding positively to change while supporting colleagues through the change process
- Serve as a change agent to facilitate communication and transition that supports the mission of the organization
- Ensure a unit-based workforce that is diverse and cognizant of the value diversity brings to the workplace
- Assure coordination/participation of unit-based staff on department and organization-wide councils/committees
- Manage, supervise and coordinate delivery of patient care for assigned patient care area on a 24 hour basis
- Ensure compliance with clinical patient care standards and established policies and maintain clinical competencies for the assigned clinical area and provide bedside care as needed
- Assess/coach and evaluate staff level of practice
- Develop programs that foster continued clinical development from novice to expert to positively impact patient care and career satisfaction of staff
- Maintain required unit records, reports, and statistics for administrative purposes ensures compliance with established hospital policies, procedures, objectives, quality control (POCT); PI, safety, environmental, and infection control
- Communicate requirements to staff, and hold staff accountable to established requirements. Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and procedures designed to improve operational efficiency
- Coordinate QC/PI activities with appropriate staff
- Oversee various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, terminations, and other related activities
- Plan, schedule and organize work for group ensuring proper distribution and delegation of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space, and facilities; overall accountability for the requisition, care, and maintenance of unit inventory, equipment, and supplies
- Coordinate the activities of nursing staff with other hospital personnel; accountable for the effective and efficient operation of the unit and staff including ensuring that orders, treatments, plans of care, clinical pathways are being carried out in a manner supportive of patient care and recovery
- Ensure documentation of patient care is complete and accurate in accordance with hospital and unit policies and procedures
- Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Operations to determine fiscal requirements of assigned unit(s), and prepare budgetary recommendations
- Monitor the level of resources utilized in service delivery and determine the appropriateness of resource consumption in the service
- Develop action plans in conjunction with efficiency, and satisfaction with patient care delivery
- Communicate with the Director of Clinical Operations to ensure budget
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required. A Master's degree in Nursing is strongly preferred
- Three years of experience in inpatient nursing is required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
- Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina
- BCLS certification required
- Nurses hired into leadership positions must obtain a nursing leadership certification within one year of hire
- New nurse leaders who are ineligible to sit for an exam because they have not been working in a leadership role for the minimum amount of time required must complete their certification within three months of becoming eligible.
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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.
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