Nurse Manager - Transitional Care and Special Care Nurseries - Duke University Hospital

  • Requisition Number: 165096
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: Nursing Leadership
  • Employment Status: Full Time
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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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.

 

For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

 

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.

 

 

Duke Nursing Highlights:

 

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® 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!
  • Relocation Assistance!

 

Nurse Manager, Operations – Transitional Care and Special Care Nurseries – Duke University Hospital

Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a Nurse Manager, Operations who will embrace our mission of Transforming Care Transforming Lives.

Job Summary: The Nurse Manager, Transitional Care and Special Care Nurseries, will be responsible for operations and quality and safety initiatives in our Level II and III nurseries.  He/She will share clinical oversight of approximately 200 FTEs in a high-functioning unit with strong clinical outcomes/metrics.  The Nurse Manager will partner with the Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care Nursery to co-lead the team. The position reports to our Clinical Operations Director.

Work Hours and Shift:  M - F, 24/7 accountability.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Level 4 NICU experience preferred; Academic Center experience is a plus.
 

Department Profile:

 

The Transitional Care and Special Care Nurseries at Duke University Hospital are comprised of 22 Level-II and III beds. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

 

Staff function as a part of a large multidisciplinary team in a shared governance environment, and have a passion for developmental and family centered care.
 

Staff have the opportunity to work across the entire Intensive Care Nursery with Level II, III, and IV patients or can specialize their practice with Level II patients only in the Special Care or Transitional Care Nurseries. There are also opportunities for participation in multi-disciplinary committee work, and development of specialized skills such as PICC line placement.



Position Description

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.

 

Work Performed

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.

 

Education

Bachelor's degree in Nursing is required. Master's degree in Nursing strongly preferred.

 

Experience

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.

 

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.

 

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 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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