Clinical Lead RN - Duke University Hospital - Inpatient Dialysis - Durham - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

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!


Clinical Lead RN – Duke University Hospital – Inpatient Dialysis

Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a clinical team lead who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

Department Profile:

  • The unit is comprised of 12 beds. 
  • Our patient population consists of pediatrics and adults. Perform Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy.
  • Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience.
  • We have a fantastic team with a lot of energy, who puts the patient and their family at the center of everything we do, while also caring for each other.


Work Hours & Shifts:

  • Full Time: Day/Night Rotating Shifts


Job Summary
As a Clinical Lead RN with Duke University Health System, you will work in coordination with the nursing leadership to ensure the work is accomplished effectively, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills. You will be the first line support for staff, physicians and other related providers on service-specific clinical issues. You will also support the unit when the manager is unavailable. You will be responsible for supervising, directing, coaching and mentoring assigned core group of staff. 


What you will do:

  • Duties and responsibilities of CNIII.
  • Plan and coordinate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that all CBO and CBE requirements for staff are current.
  • Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and submit for manager approval.
  • Coordinate clinical requirements with staff regarding equipment and supplies.
  • Consult with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to provide support and determine how orientation should proceed on an individual basis.
  • Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects to improve work flow processes throughout the department utilizing a proactive approach.
  • Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab, registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processes throughout the department.
  • Collaborate with the nurse managers in the interview process for new applicants.
  • Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.
  • Assesses the performance of assigned new hires and orientees including entry level nurses, nursing care assistants and health unit coordinator; provides ongoing feedback and coaching.
  • Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issues to appropriate team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing, etc).
  • Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.
  • Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staff on a regular basis.
  • Provides immediate support and education on policy, procedures, equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for learning, implementing and teaching new technology/procedures.
  • Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plan for all patients within assigned area.
  • Provides clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitate patient care.
  • Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patient flow.
  • Assess staffing needs according to workload and staff competency; Re- assigns and adjusts staffing based upon patient care needs.
  • Delegates responsibilities within the scope of practice and validated competencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.
  • Facilitates assignments that support learning for the orientee or nurse learner.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of open communication that facilitates staff input into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and collegiality among all health team members.
  • Communicates in an effective, professional manner.
  • Facilitates staff performance audits related to attitude, team performance, The Joint Commission, DFS Standards and SCIP initiatives.
  • Reviews and comments on forwarded SRSs related to their team or shift.
  • Facilitates and encourages staff participation in departmental and hospital committee and council meetings.
  • Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, participates and directs departmental projects with follow-through and appropriate follow-up.
  • Other projects and duties as directed by the department managers.


Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
  • Three years of experience in nursing practice.
  • Must meet the Clinical Ladder requirements for CNIII within one year of appointment.  

Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:

  • Current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina.
  • BLS (or higher) certification required.
  • CNN certification within one year of appointment.  


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

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