Strategic Services Associate-Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 194752
Duke University Hospital
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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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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Duke Hospital (Perioperative Services) Durham, North Carolina
Standard day hours. This positoin will require some flexbility to work between 6am-5pm
Contribute to the achievement of the DUHS mission through the development and leadership of performance improvement activities in the operational and/or clinical arenas. Assure continual compliance with regulations and accreditation standards through monitoring activities and the design and implementation of strategies to enhance compliance. This position will report to the Associate Chief Nursing Officer.
Champion customer needs by working in conjunction with physician champions in anesthesia and surgery to design, develop, and implement enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols across multiple service lines (urology, colorectal, GYN, oncology, spine, total joint, general surgery).
Work with physicians and IT team to build order sets to ensure standard orders and processes of care for patients.
Serve as education resource for the ERAS initiatives including for physicians, nursing staff, care team, and patients.
Improve outcome results by coordinating performance efforts related to ERAS initiatives, data design, collection, analysis, display and reporting. Sharing data in multidisciplinary meetings and to various medical staff and leadership meetings. Monitor, collect and review data for patients following an ERAS protocol.
Perform other projects, duties or assignments requested based on outcomes, regulatory visits and monitoring.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
BSN with 3-yrs nursing experience
1-2 yrs Inpatient experience strongly preferred
Ability to communicate with customers/staff with diverse educational backgrounds.
Analysis of data and processes for opportunities for improvement.
Ability to manage numerous diverse projects simultaneously through effective priority setting, efficient use oftime, organization. Knowledge of accreditation standards and regulations related to healthcare.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Bachelors degree in a business or health-related field is required.
Minimum of 5 years work experience, including 3 years of experience with significant responsibility for performance/ process improvement. Experience leading work teams required. Experience can be supplemented with Master's degree with a Masters being equivalent to two years of experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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