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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Occ Summary The Ambulatory Care Lead RN is a role developed to work in coordinationwith the nursing leadershipin an assigned clinic/pra cticeto ensure the work is accomplishedeffectively. The Ambulatory CareL eadRN is the first line support forstaff, physicians and otherrelated p roviders on service- specificclinical issues. The Ambulatory Care Lead R Nisgenerally a long-termrole, requiring clinical andinterpersonal skills .The Ambulatory Care Lead RN collaborates with themanager on clinical an dnon-clinical issues (employee relations, individual behaviors, physicia nrelationships, etc.). The AmbulatoryCare Lead RN is the support for the clinic/practice when the manager isunavailable. The Clinical TeamLeaderi sresponsible for supervising, directing, coaching andmentoring theirassi gned core group ofstaff. Work Performed Duties and responsibilitiesinclu de all those required of the ACN IV aswell as: Plan and coordinateclinic al requirements for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE requirements fo rstaff are current. Plan and assist with coordination of staff schedules and submit formanager approval. Coordinate clinical requirementswith sta ff regarding equipment andsupplies. Consult with preceptors andorientees on a regular basis to providesupport and determine howorientation shoul d proceed on an individualbasis.Collaborate with the manager for issuere solutions and projects toimprove work flow processesthroughout the depar tment utilizing a proactive approach. Collaborate with different departm ents (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resolve issues andimprov e work flow processes throughout the department. Collaboratewith the nur se managers in the interview process for newapplicants. Mentor/coach sta ff to enhance their professional development.Assesses the performanceof assigned new hires and orientees includingentry level nurses, nursingcar e assistants and health unit coordinators; provides ongoingfeedbackand c oaching. Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supp lyissues to appropriate teammembers. Mentor and monitor the preceptors f or all new employees.Provide clinical/education updates and skill check- offs to entire staffon a regular basis. Provides immediatesupport andedu cation on policy, procedures,equipment and supplies. Responsible forlear ning, implementing and teaching newtechnology/procedures. Demonstrates a wareness of current problems and basic plan for allpatients withinassign ed area. Provides clinical consultation and guidance as needed tofacilit atepatient care. Gives assistance and/or direction tostaff to facilitate qualitypatient flow. Assess staffing needs according to workloadand sta ff competency; Re-assigns and adjusts staffingbasedupon patientcare need s. Delegates responsibilities within the scope ofpractice and validatedc ompetencies in order to meet theworkload demandsof the shift. Facilitate s assignments that support learning for the orientee or nurselearner. Pr omotes an atmosphere of open communication thatfacilitates staffinputin to decision-making,resolution of conflict, andcollegiality amongall heal th team members. Communicates in an effective, professional manner. Fac ilitates staff performance audits related toattitude, teamperformance, T he Joint Commission, DFSStandards and SCIPinitiatives. Reviewsand commen ts on forwarded SRSsrelated to their team. Facilitates and encourages st aff participation in departmental andentity committee and councilmeeting s. Attends departmental and entity committee meetings as assigned. Coord inates, facilitates, participates and directs departmentalprojects with follow-through andappropriate follow-up.Other projects and duties as dir ected by the department managers. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowle dge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse,nursing c are assistant andmedical assistant Knowledge of and appropriate applicat ion of the nursing process Knowledge ofprofessional theory, practiceand procedure Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill p atientsand their families Able to independently seek out resources and w ork collaboratively Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visit ors,healthcare team, physicians,administrators, leadership andothers Abl e to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing planof c are Able to use sensory and cognitivefunctions to process andprioritizei nformation, treatment, andfollow-upAble to use fine motor skills Compete nt in BLS and/or other specializedlife support requirementsdesignated by work area Able to record activities, document assessments,plan of care,i nterventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status Able to use computer and learn new software programs Able to navigatethe entity to provide clinical care for patients Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability tomove or lift at least fifty pounds Able t o remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techni ques involved inadministeringroutine and specialtreatments to patients p>
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.
2 years of appropriate clinical experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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