Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in 34 locations throughout the Triangle.
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
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
AMBULATORY CARE NURSE - DUKE PRIMARY CARE TRIAGE Occ Summary
Independently plan and provide professional nursin g care for patients inambulatory clinic settings in accordance with the medical and nursingplans of care and established policies and procedures . Provide nursingservices to patients and families in accordance with th e scope of the RNas defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Plan, provide and document professional nu rsing care in ambulatorysettings, utilizing the nursing process, in acco rdance with physicianorders and established policies and procedures, und er the supervision ofthe nurse manager, charge nurse or practice manager .Collect and analyze patient data,make recommendations for nursing care plans, evaluate nursing care provided, document and communicateappropria tely nursing actions taken and patient responses.Delegate tasks and supe rvise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care providers.Assi st other nursing personnel in the delivery of patient care and serveas a team leader.Monitor and initiate correctiveaction to maintain the envi ronment ofcare, including equipment and material resources.Participate i n own professional development by maintaining requiredcompetencies, iden tifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassistance or educational offerings.Support the development of other staff and formal learners.Par ticipate in the identification of clinical, operational and safetyrelated performance improvement opportunities.Participate in clinic or entity level performance improvementactivities.Perform other related duties inc idental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed pr actical nurse andall unlicensed assistive personnelKnowledge of and appr opriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theo ry, practice and proceduresAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patie nts, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, lea dership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance w ith the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive function s to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life s upport requirementsdesignated by work area or organizationAbility to rec ord activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evalua tion and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use the computer and learn new software programsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to na vigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to withst and prolonged standing and walking with the ability tomove or lift at le ast fifty poundsAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and speci al treatments to ambulatory patientsWorking knowledge of infection contr ol procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate TJC and other regulatoryrequirements
Level Chara cteristics
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.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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