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 our three 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(r) 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!
Duke's Cardiology Clinic 2F2G seeks to hire a Clinical Nurse II: Heart Failure Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together!
The heart failure nurse independently plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Collaborates with members of the health care team to enhance patient care by developing, supporting and educating nursing staff. Makes clinical judgments based upon current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The heart failure nurse is an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.
Education of staff, patients and caregivers
Assist with transitions of care as it relates to those patients at high risk for readmission
Assist with telephone follow-up for patients within 24-48 hours of discharge, or as needed.
Assist with triaging patient calls based on protocols and skill set.
Assist with communication with providers and other disciplines as needed.
Assist with necessary form completion such as disability, FMLA, prior approvals, return to work
Assist with data collection and quality improvement
Assist with scheduling of outpatient procedures
Communication with patient and/or family regarding treatment response
Completion of medication refills per Duke Nursing policy and protocols
Develop a comprehensive nursing knowledge base of heart failure
Knowledge and Skills Required
Cardiology experience preferred
Ability to lead others
Strong customer service skills
Strong conflict resolutions skills
Desire to learn new skills/grow skillset
Ability to think proactively and respond professionally
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to ambulatory patients
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Must have an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma. (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.)
Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina
BCLS certification is required.
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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About Duke University Health System
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.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.