CLINICAL NURSE II-Duke Health Research-Part Time-Inpatient Clinic

Employment Type

: Part-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



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 NURSE II –Duke Health Inpatient Research Clinic-Part-Time

Independently plan and provide professional nurse to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed care for patients in ambulatory clinic settings in accordance with established policies and procedures and in line with institutionally approved research protocols. Provide nursing services to research participants in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Clinic 3N oversees the management of participants who have agreed to be a part of a research protocol. The protocols vary and include pediatric to adult participants and visits range from same day appointments to multiple overnight stays. While designated a clinic, there is a requirement for occasional night and weekend shifts to cover the needs of these protocols.

Work Performed

  • Plan, provide and document professional nursing care in clinic, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders, research protocols and established policies and procedures, under the supervision of the nurse manager, charge nurse or practice manager.
  • Collect participant data in accordance with research protocols, evaluate nursing care provided, document and communicate appropriately nursing actions taken and participant responses.
  • Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.
  • Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of participant care and serves as team leader.
  • Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care, including equipment and material resources.
  • Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Support the development of other staff and formal learners.
  • Participate in the identification of clinical, operational and safety related performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to complete research protocol specific training in a timely manner
  • Participate in clinic or entity level performance improvement activities.
  • Perform other related duties in practical nurse and all unlicensed assistive personnel
  • Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
  • Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedures
  • Ability to assess nursing needs of research participants that may include healthy volunteers, acute and chronically ill participants and their families
  • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly with research participants, patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
  • Ability to teach research participants and families in accordance with the research protocols
  • Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
  • Ability to use fine motor skills
  • Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area or organization – will be required to complete ACLS and PALs within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
  • Ability to use the computer and learn new software programs
  • Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
  • Ability to navigate the entity to provide protocol driven care to research participants and to support clinical care should it be needed
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
  • Ability to remain focused and organized
  • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to research participants
  • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
  • Working knowledge and completion of appropriate TJC and other regulatory requirements

    Level Characteristics-N/A
    Minimum Qualifications
    Education
  • 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.
    Experience
  • Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.
    Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
  • Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. 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.


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