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Clinical Lead, RN - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine Step Down Unit

Company: Duke University Health System
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Duke Regional HospitalDuke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System.Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 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. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In the fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world.U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital. Occ SummaryThe Clinical Lead RN is a role developed to work in coordination withthe nursing leadership in an assigned unit or depart ment to ensure thework is accomplished effectively. The Clinical Lead RN is the first linesupport for staff,physicians and other related provid ers on service-specific clinical issues. The Clinical Lead RN is general ly a long-termrole, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills. The Cli nical Lead RNcollaborates with the manager on clinical and non-clinical issues(employee relations, individual behaviors, physician relationships ,etc.). The Clinical Lead RN is the support for theunit/department/servi ce when the manager is unavailable. The ClinicalTeam Leader is responsib le for supervising, directing, coaching andmentoring their assigned core group of staff.Work PerformedDuties and responsibi lities include all those required of the CN III aswell as:Plan and coord inate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE req uirements for staff are current.Plan and assist with coordination of uni t staff schedules and submit formanager approval.Coordinate clinical req uirements with staff regarding equipment andsupplies.Consult with precep tors and orientees on a regular basis to providesupport and determine ho w orientation should proceed on an individualbasis.Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects toimprove work flow processes throughout the department utilizing aproactive approach.Collaborate wit hdifferent departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resol ve issues and improve work flow processesthroughout the department.Colla borate with the nurse managers in the interview process for newapplicant s.Mentor/coach staff to enhance theirprofessional development.Assesses the performance of assigned new hires and orientees includingentry level nurses, nursing care assistants and health unitcoordinators; provides o ngoing feedback and coaching.Understand and communicate potential clinic alequipment or supply issuesto appropriate team members (Materials, Bio med, Sterile Processing,etc).Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all n ew employees.Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staffon a regular basis.Providesimmediate support and education on policy, procedures,equipment and supplies.Responsible for learning, i mplementing and teaching newtechnology/procedures.Demonstrates awareness of current problems and basic plan for allpatients within assigned area .Provides clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitatepati ent care.Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate qualit y patientflow.Assess staffing needs according to workload and staff comp etency; Re-assigns and adjusts staffing based upon patient care needs.De legates responsibilities within the scope of practice and validatedcompe tencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.Facilitates a ssignments that support learning for the orientee or nurselearner.Promot es an atmosphere of open communication that facilitates staffinput into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and collegialityamong all healt h team members.Communicates in an effective, professional manner.Facilit ates staff performance audits related toattitude, teamperformance, The Joint Commission, DFS Standards and SCIP initiatives.Reviews and comment s on forwarded SRSs related to their team or shift.Facilitates and encou rages staff participation in departmental andhospital committee and coun cil meetings.Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as ass igned.Coordinates, facilitates, participates and directs departmental pr ojectswith follow-through and appropriate follow-up.Other projects and d uties as directed by the department managers.Knowledge, Ski lls and AbilitiesKnowledge of scope of the registered nurse, lic ensed practical nurse andnursing care assistantKnowledge of and appropri ate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chron ically ill patientsand their familiesAble to independently seek out reso urces and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effectiv e working relationshipsAble to communicate clearly with patients, famili es, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAble to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursin g planof careAble to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAble to use fine motor sk illsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsd esignated by work areaAble to record activities, document assessments, p lan of care,interventions, evaluation andre-evaluation of patient statu sAble to use computer and learn new software programsAble to navigate th e entity to provide clinical care for patientsAble to withstand prolonge d standing and walkingAble to remain focused and organizedWorking knowle dge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and sp ecial treatments to patientsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Req uiredLevel CharacteristicsN/A Minimum Qualifications Education Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required. Experience Three years of experience in nursing practice. Selected candidates must meet the Clinical Ladder requirements for CN III within one year of appointment. Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina. BCLS certification is 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. 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.

Keywords: Duke University Health System, Cary , Clinical Lead, RN - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine Step Down Unit, Healthcare , Morrisville, North Carolina

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