• Location: Durham, NC
  • Posted: Jan 2, 2020

Job Description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 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, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinas 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!
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Duke University Health System

Department of Advanced Clinical Practice

Clinical Nurse Specialist Neuro

Position summary

The Neuro Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) improves the care provided to neuro patients through contributions in the patient/family, nurse/healthcare team, and systems spheres of influence. The CNS provides direct patient care services. He/She contributes to quality of care through education, mentoring, monitoring outcomes and providing feedback, and promoting evidence based practice. The CNS improves institutional performance by collaborating and/or providing leadership in the development and implementation of systems resources including health system policies, procedures, and protocols, education initiatives, and other Champion Program. The Neuro CNS contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.

Position requirements

Education: Work requires completion of a minimum of a Masters degree in Nursing

Licensure: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of NC and CNS recognition by the NCBON

Certification: CNS certification (CCNS) is required,

Experience: Work requires three years of nursing

Life support: BLS Required

Specific Job Responsibilities and Standards

Direct Care
Accepts consults from RNs, the interdisciplinary team
Collaborate with the Neuro Advanced Practice Providers and the Attendings on the team to manage a caseload of patients referred to Neurosciences.
Provides education to referred patients with diabetes
Support nursing staff in providing evidence-based Neuro Nursing Practice education Collaborate with the patients, staff nurses, physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, case managers, social workers and others to plan and implement Plans.
Serve as resource for staff nurses in the provision of care or interpretation of the plan of care.
Supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice, guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.

Assesses educational needs of patients/families and provides culturally-sensitive patient/family interventions. Uses non-technical language when educating patients/families. Documents educational interventions in the patients medical record.
Develops and maintain written patient education curriculum that reflects evidence and practice guidelines. Ensures all appropriate institutional reviews and approvals are obtained.
Documents patient assessment and education as required by TJC.
Assesses educational needs of the Duke nursing staff and healthcare team members and provide one-on-one as well as formal education as needed
Implements and evaluate appropriate educational programs for nursing staff, MDs, and other healthcare providers as appropriate.
Role models and precepts healthcare learners through contractual agreements.
Contributes to the advancement of the profession as a whole by disseminating expert knowledge and outcomes of CNS practice through presentations and publications.
Uses coaching and advanced communication skills to facilitate the development of effective clinical teams.
Provides leadership in conflict management and negotiation to address problems in the healthcare system.

Assists staff in the development of innovative, cost effective programs or protocols of care
Establishes collaborative relationships within and across departments that promote patient safety, culturally competent care, and clinical excellence
Provides leadership for establishing, improving, and sustaining collaborative relationships to meet clinical needs.
Practices collegially with medical staff and other members of the healthcare team so that all providers unique contributions to health outcomes will be enhanced.

Systems Leadership
Facilitates the provision of clinically competent care by staff/team through education, role modeling, teambuilding, and quality monitoring.
Role models advanced practice professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, continuous learning and problem-solving skills
Performs system level assessments to identify variables that influence nursing practice and outcomes
Determines nursing practice and system interventions that will promote patient, family and community safety.
Uses effective strategies for changing clinician and team behavior to encourage adoption of evidence-based practices and innovations in care delivery.

Evidence based practice, Quality Improvement and Research
Utilizes current research and evidence-based decision-making in all clinical practice.
Promotes evidence-based practice through staff education and leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating process standards such as plans of care, protocols, and guidelines.
Identifies and tracks indicators of institutional performance in diabetes care
Participates in establishing quality improvement agenda for unit, department, program, system, or population
Uses quality monitoring data to assess the quality and effectiveness of clinical programs in meeting outcomes.
Cultivates a climate of clinical inquiry across spheres of influence
Fosters an interdisciplinary approach to quality improvement, evidence-based practice, research, and translation of research into practice
Provides leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of process improvement initiatives.
Provides leadership in the system-wide implementation of quality improvements and innovations.
Participates in and supports accreditation and regulatory activities.
Participates in the conduct or implementation of research.

Ethical Decision-Making, Moral Agency and Advocacy Competency
Engages in a formal self-evaluation process, seeking feedback regarding own practice, from patients, peers, professional colleagues and others
Fosters professional accountability in self or others.
Facilitates resolution of ethical conflicts
Facilitates patient and family understanding of the risks, benefits, and outcomes of proposed healthcare regimen to promote informed decision making.

Working conditions:

The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.

Duke University 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.

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Duke Health

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Phone: (919) 684-5600

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