Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
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
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Nurse Navigator - PreOp Clinic
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Nurse Navigator at the PreOp Clinic/Preanesthesia testing unit at Duke Regional Hospital who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.
Shift : Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Salaried position: 40 hours/week
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.
Coordinates Preoperative/Specialty Appointments
o Schedules and coordinates all necessary appointments and testing between preoperative visit and surgery
o Interacts with surgeons' offices/schedulers and DRH preop schedulers to facilitate patient care
o Coordinates with DRH preop scheduler to manage clinic appointment slots
o Follows up with recommendations from appointments and updates patient's chart and periop medicine providers
o Follows up on no-shows to preop clinic appointments and other interim appointments, ensuring surgery and periop providers are aware.
o Determines potential barriers for patients and assists with these (transportation, financial, social, etc.)
Monitors and communicates patient updates
o Monitors patient status board (white board) and determines where patients are in process of surgical readiness
o Informs periop providers and surgeon if there are potential delays to surgery (as well as medical director and lead periop APP as needed)
o Communicates estimated time to surgery and/or any changes in perioperative plan to periop providers (as well as medical director and lead periop APP as needed)
o Communicates changes in treatment plans to periop providers and surgeons (as well as medical director, lead periop APP, and anesthesiology as needed) to determine if surgery needs to be postponed or rescheduled
Sends and/or receives notes/messages from specialty appointments via Maestro in-basket and email
o Disseminates notes to appropriate parties (surgeon, PCP, etc.)
o Interprets note and determine if optimization plan has changed or will take longer than surgical timeframe
o Populates a generic note to surgeons, PCPs and other providers regarding any updates on patients (abnormal labs, delay of surgery, need for follow up)
o Sends note in Epic if able or email/call those providers not in Epic to give patient updates
Reviews patient status board (white board) for this week's pending surgical dates
o Determines what needs to be done to get patient ready for surgery and help facilitate those processes
o Ensures all patient are "green" that are going to surgery (fully optimized)
Cross-trains and works as needed in associated nursing functions in perioperative areas
Communicates with necessary parties to provide for optimal transitions of care, such as from the outpatient to the inpatient setting
Collects and presents related data as requested
o Enters preop phase of care orders for APP/MD to sign off
o Enters necessary optimization orders otherwise, including orders for preop iron infusion, magnesium infusion, etc.
Weekly Meeting with Medical Director
o To review potential delays in patients' surgery
o To discuss potential barriers within preop clinic/specialty clinics to prevent patient moving forward with surgery
o To review trends in referral patterns, scheduling, optimization operations
o To prioritize upcoming work
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
STATISTICAL REPORTING, ANALYZE TRENDS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DATA VERIFICATION, DATA CODING- GENERAL DATA ANALYSIS
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
3 years of nursing experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina 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.
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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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