NURSE CLINICIAN - Wound Healing Center - Duke Raleigh Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 162334
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs
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NURSE CLINICIAN - WOUND HEALING CENTER (DUKE RALEIGH HOSPITAL)
The Nurse Clinician is responsible for providing leadership in the care of patients and working collaboratively with clinic providers, medical assistants, and front desk staff. The NC will act as a case manager and work alongside the provider during wound debridement, bedside documentation, and patient management (including, but not limited to, provision of appropriate dressings and supplies, creating and maintaining monthly care plans, and follow-up post-treatment). NC will also function as an intake nurse, performing services such as photographing, arranging room assignments, dressing removal, and patient education regarding changing of dressings, as well as providing assistance with discharge. Backup coverage for hyperbaric therapy may also be required, as necessary. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled multi-tasker, and is comfortable with use of various medical equipment, such as Hoyer lifts and other resources, to provide safe and high quality care for all patients.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
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.
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Clinic is closed weekends & major holidays.
Required Qualifications at this Level
3 years of nursing experience required
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required.
BLS (or higher) required.
Nationally recognized certification in Wound and Ostomy management preferred.
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