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STAFF NURSE, AC - OR - Aesthetic Center (Durham)

Company: Duke Nursing
Location: Durham
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

----PDC: The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice of Duke Health. The PDC---s providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent patient care in more than 120 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout North Carolina. The PDC recruits the top physicians, clinicians and employees, and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect. To learn more, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Mq59-No-k----General Description
Plan and provide specialized nursing care for patients in the ambulatory clinics and surgery settings as established within the Nursing Clinical Ladder Program. --Participates in educational activities, departmental committees, quality improvement projects and other operational support projects as assigned. --Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. ----Job Duties
1. Uses the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the needs of the multi-specialty clinic and surgery patients. --Properly document and communicate nursing actions and patient responses in health system EMR.
2. Delivers patient care according to standards of the clinic, peri-operative and pre-screening areas. Provides patient/significant other education and staff education to address the needs of the specific patient populations seen at the center.
3. Participates in the development of standards of care in the clinic, peri-operative and pre-screening areas. Provides patient/significant other education and staff education to address the needs of the specific patient populations seen at the center.
4. Appraises quality and effectiveness of supplies and equipment. --Provides direction and guidance in proper use, care and control of material resources.
5. Anticipates potential safety concerns in the environment of care and infection control. --Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes surgical instruments for procedures. Provides safe environment of care.
6. Participates in all staff educational opportunities, in-services, and demonstrates annual competency for nursing skills related to the multiple areas of patient care throughout the clinic (clinic, preop, periop, postop, triage)--Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and all unlicensed assistive personnel Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process--
Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedures--
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families--
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively--
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships--
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others--
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care--
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up--
Ability to use fine motor skills--
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area or organization--
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status--
Ability to use the computer and learn new software programs--
Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools--
Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients--
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds--
Ability to remain focused and organized Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to ambulatory patients--
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions--
Working knowledge and completion of appropriate TJC and other regulatory requirements--Education Requirements/Preferences
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date. PALS and ACLS certification preferred or must complete within the first 90 days of employment.--Experience Requirements/Preferences
Requires two years of appropriate clinical experience. Previous operating room experience (sterile technique, scrub, preop, pacu, circulator preferred)--Licensure/Certification Requirements
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required--Minimum QualificationsEducationWork requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.--ExperienceTwelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required.--Degrees, Licensures, CertificationsMust have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS 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. --

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