Nurse Clinician , Advanced Practice

North Carolina, United States
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Adult Diabetes Nurse Clinician – Duke University Hospital – Day Shift

Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

Department Profile

The Advanced Practice Department at Duke University Hospital is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. 

The Adult Diabetes Nurse Clinician improves the care provided to adult patients with diabetes through contributions in the patient/family, nurse/healthcare team, and systems spheres of influence. The Nurse Clinician provides direct patient care services to adults with a diagnosis of diabetes and contributes to quality of care through education, mentoring, monitoring outcomes and providing feedback, and promoting evidence based practice. The Nurse Clinician collects and documents patient data, collaborates with the team to establish priorities and set realistic goals, provides individual and group diabetes education and lifestyle counseling, and evaluates patient outcomes related to diabetes management and education.  The Nurse Clinician improves institutional performance by collaborating and/or providing leadership in the development and implementation of systems resources including health system policies, procedures, and protocols, and education initiatives. The Nurse Clinician ensures program compliance with ADA Recognition standards and assists with activities to maintain ADA recognition and recertification per the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. 

Work Hours & Shifts:

Primary hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with rotating coverage of holidays.  Schedule and hours may be changed at discretion of administration based on service needs.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • All three Duke Hospitals have received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.
  • 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.
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!
  • Tuition Reimbursement!

Job Summary:

The Nurse Clinician is responsible and accountable for clinical expertise for specific patient populations. The incumbent functions as a clinician, educator, investigator, consultant and leader. Clinical judgments are based on a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The Nurse Clinician functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization. 

Work Performed

Provides specialized nursing treatment, care, and education to patients in accordance with physician/nursing orders and established policies and procedures. Serves as a resource to patients and families, providing preoperative counseling and follow-up problem solving after discharge from the hospital. Coordinates the development, utilization, and evaluation of appropriate educational resources and interventions that assist the patient/caregiver in developing the skills for self care. Promotes evidence-based practice through staff education and participation in developing, implementing, and evaluating process standards such as plans of care, protocols, and guidelines. As an APS member, collaborates in preparing standardized orders (CPOE) and protocol-driven practice updates and reviews. Assesses the educational needs of the patient/caregiver as it relates to the disease process, alterations in function, and assimilation back into the home and community. Utilize current nursing and clinical research to support evidence-based clinical decision-making and practice Participates in quality/performance improvement programs and projects, product evaluation, outcomes evaluation studies and/or clinical research.. Utilizes teaching and learning theories to assist patients and families with physical and emotional impact of body changes and chronic illness. Provides clinical experience in a preceptor role for nursing students attending institutions that have contractual agreements with DUHS. Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and provides expert coaching and guidance through both formal and informal one-on-one teaching with nursing staff. The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere. 

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

  • Previous work experience (3+ years) as a clinical nurse is required.
  • BSN required

Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:

  • Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
  • BLS (or higher) certification required.
  • Professional specialty certification (preferred).

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EEO Disclosure:

Duke University 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 essential job 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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Duke Health Highlights:

Duke University Hospital Profile

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 2016, Duke University Hospital admitted 41,408 patients and had 1,119,151 outpatient visits. U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2016-17. Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

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