CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST - PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES - DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

 

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

 

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
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

 

The Clinical Nurse Specialist functions in the perioperative setting in an advanced practice role as a leader, clinical expert, researcher, educator, and consultant.

 

Essential responsibilities

  • Advances practice of nursing by implementing innovative alternative solutions that address complex system problems and/or patient care issues.

  • Serves as clinical expert in the delivery of perioperative patient care.

  • Assists with the provision of surgical care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations.

  • Integrates research into the perioperative clinical environment through the implementation of evidence-based practice.

  • Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates educational programs for perioperative patients and their families, staff, and the community.

  • As part of a multi-disciplinary team, acts as a change agent to develop system performance standards to improve perioperative patient outcomes.

  • Coordinate with the nursing staff to identify patient care problems, to implement approaches to these problems and to evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches.

  • Perform clinical evaluations and make clinical judgments based on a synthesis of concepts, principles, models and theories to solve complex problems.

  • Serve as a consultant in a nursing specialty area for patients, nurses and other health team members throughout Duke Regional Hospital and community agencies.

  • Participate in departmental and hospital committees and meetings to facilitate improvement of patient care and development of goals, philosophies and objectives for a specialized patient population.

  • Maintain liaison with faculty members of schools of nursing to arrange and facilitate clinical experience for nursing students; communicate with faculty members concerning students' needs and progress.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of an educational program designed to convey specialized knowledge and skills to nursing personnel.

  • Coordinate plans for the professional development of the nursing staff assigned to a specialty unit area and serve as a practitioner of specialized patient care. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education

MSN required

Experience

3 years of nursing experience

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) is required.

CNOR is 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.

 

Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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