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.
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Nurse Manager, Operations, Short Stay and Surgical Care Units – Duke University HospitalDuke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a Nurse Manager, Short Stay and Surgical Care Units who will embrace our mission of Transforming Care Transforming Lives.The Nurse Manager, Short Stay and Surgical Care Units, will have clinical oversight of FTE in high-functioning units with strong clinical outcomes/metrics. There are peer-level leaders over multiple service lines. The position reports to our Clinical Operations Director.Work Hours and Shift : M - F, 24/7 accountability.Department Profile:
Surgical Care Unit is a 23-hour post-operative, observation unit (12-bed unit). You will be responsible for the recovery care of the post-surgical patients who have been transferred from the PACU to include but not limited to: initial and on-going assessment of the patient's condition; administering of medications; initiation of any support therapy that is indicated, i.e. physical therapy; wound care, ADL care; etc.
Short Stay Unit is a 23-hour post-operative, observation unit (9-bed unit). You will be responsible for the recovery care of the post-surgical patients who have been transferred from the PACU to include but not limited to: initial and on-going assessment of the patient's condition; administering of medications; initiation of any support therapy that is indicated, i.e. physical therapy; wound care, ADL care; etc.
Duke University Hospital is comprised of three surgical sites; Duke Hospital ,which is a 24-hour, 7 day a week, Level 1 Trauma Center with 35 Operating Rooms connected to the Duke Medicine Pavilion (DMP) with 18 operating rooms. Additionally, we have an Ambulatory Surgery Center with 9 operating rooms and Eye Center with 6 operating rooms. We facilitate a streamlined approach to serving patients within the continuum of surgical care while maintaining high standards of excellence. By becoming part of the Duke Surgical Services team, you will have opportunities to participate in national and international research, education, and cutting edge technologies.
Manage and supervise functions of assigned patient care area on a 24 hour basis; ensure effective delivery of clinical patient care and compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures.
Participate in the development of the clinical areas' strategic and operational plans Actively support and promote a professional practice model that encourages staff participation in the development of clinical standards that is collaborative, collegial and utilizes current trends and data in professional practice (clinical and administrative). Openly support and consistently communicate mission of the unit/department and the organization. Serve as the collective voice for unit(s) staff to communicate with administration. Serve as the staff and patient advocate to ensure optimal patient care. Interface with patients and families to ensure that care is consistent with their expectations.Ensure active use of the nursing process for patients from pre-admission/admission to discharge and beyond (based on the clinical setting). Serve as a professional role model and mentor to staff by responding positively to change while supporting colleagues through the change process. Serve as a change agent to facilitate communication and transition that supports the mission of the organization. Ensure a unit-based work force that is diverse and cognizant of the value diversity brings to the workplace. Assure coordination/participation of unit based staff on department and organization wide councils/committees. Manage, supervise and coordinate delivery of patient care for assigned patient care area on a 24 hour basis.Ensure compliance with clinical patient care standards and established policies and procedures. Maintain clinical competencies for assigned clinical area and provides bedside care as needed. Assess/coach and evaluate staff level of practice. Develop programs that foster continued clinical development from novice to expert to positively impact on patient care and career satisfaction of staff. Maintain required unit records, reports and statistics for administrative purposes, ensures compliance with established hospital policies, procedures, objectives, quality control (POCT); PI, safety, environmental and infection control. Communicate requirements to staff, and hold staff accountable to established requirements.Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures designed to improve operational efficiency. Coordinate QC/PI activities with appropriate staff. Oversee various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, terminations and other related activities.Plan, schedule and organize work for group ensuring proper distribution and delegation of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel, space and facilities; overall accountability for the requisition, care and maintenance of unit inventory, equipment and supplies. Coordinate the activities of nursing staff with other hospital personnel; accountable for the effective and efficient operation of the unit and staff including ensuring that orders, treatments, plans of care, clinical pathways are being carried out in a manner supportive of patient care and recovery.Ensure documentation of patient care is complete and accurate in accordance with hospital and unit policies and procedures. Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Operations to determine fiscal requirements of assigned unit(s), and prepare budgetary recommendations. Monitor the level of resources utilized in service delivery and determines the appropriateness of resource consumption in the service.Develop action plans in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Operations to ensure budget and resource efficiency, and satisfaction with patient care delivery. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required. Master's degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
Three years of experience in inpatient nursing is required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina.
BLS certification required.
Nurses hired into leadership positions must obtain a leadership certification within three months of hire. New nurse leaders who are ineligible to sit for an exam because they have not been working in a leadership role for the minimum amount of time required must complete their certification within three months of becoming eligible.
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