Robotics Nursing Program Coordinator, RN - Duke University Hospital - 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 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.


Robotics Nursing Program Coordinator - Duke University Hospital

Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a Robotics Nursing Program Coordinator

who will embrace our mission of Transforming Care Transforming Lives.

Unit Description

Duke North /DMP Surgical Services includes eight specialties offering new and exciting opportunities in both adult and pediatric using the latest technological advancements including two intraoperative MRI suites and two intraoperative CT suites. Our Eye Center operating rooms provide highly specialized surgery for all ophthalmology including; glaucoma/corneal transplant, cataracts, vitreo-retinal, Neuro-ophthalmology and pediatrics.


•        General Surgery

•        Cardiothoracic

•        Orthopedics

•        Plastics

•        Neurosurgery

•        Otolaryngology Head & Neck (ENT)

•        Gynecology

•        Urology

•        Robotics

•        Transplant


You will be joining a dedicated team of high-functioning units with strong clinical outcomes/metrics, with a collaborative approach to the standardization of care and excellence across our perioperative platforms and entities.


Position Description

Coordinate and participate in a variety of administrative and/or clinical activities related to a specific program or hospital unit within Nursing Services; coordinate staff involved in program activities and develop policies and procedures consistent with program objectives. Coordinate the collaborative work between robotic company representatives, surgeon providers, and perioperative staff. The Coordinator will work with a multidisciplinary team under the direction of the COD of PeriOperative Services to monitor quality measures, outcome reporting, and evaluation and improvement of team education, quality, consistency, efficiency, and inventory associated with robotic surgery.


Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Coordinate operational activities of robotic program for PeriOperative Services at Duke University Hospital; make recommendations on specific operating problems, service specific needs, and issue instructions in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

Assist in the planning, development and implementation of goals and objectives of the robotic program in conjunction with division director and service line managers; evaluate program objectives on a continual basis; recommend changes to existing policies and procedures as appropriate. Participate in establishing and maintaining communication between ancillary departments such as Supply Chain, Sterile Processing and physicians, nursing personnel along with other health care professionals regarding program and/or unit policies and procedures.


Plan and conduct meetings with staff members, physicians and multidisciplinary stakeholders involved in program activities to ensure compliance with established practices and keep employees abreast of current standards; develop, in conjunction with others, appropriate training and employee orientation programs. Assist in the selection, provision and control of resources required for subsequent performance of duties to include equipment, supplies, space and facilities; establish standards to ensure cost containment and to optimize working environment.


Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions and other related activities.

Compile and maintain records, reports and documentation of program and/or unit activities to be used for program evaluation. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Required Qualifications at this Level


BSN required


3 years of nursing experience required, operating room experience preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

Solid operating room clinical skills and understanding of robotic surgery across service lines.

Supervision and scheduling experience

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS 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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