Assistant Nurse Manager, RN- Duke Regional Hospital - Orthopedics & Neurosurgery unit
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 230690
Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of 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 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.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital areconsistently 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 (based on eligibility)
The Clinical Lead RN is a role developed to wo rkin coordination withthe nursing leadership in an assigned unit or depa rtment to ensure thework is accomplished effectively. The Clinical Lead RNis the first linesupport for staff, physicians and other related provi ders on service-specific clinical issues. The Clinical Lead RN is genera lly a long-termrole, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills. The Cl inical 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.
Duties and responsibil ities include all those required of the CN III aswell as:Plan and coordi nate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE requ irements for staff are current.Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and submit formanager approval.Coordinate clinical requ irements with staff regarding equipment andsupplies.Consult with precept ors and orientees on a regular basis to providesupport and determine how orientation should proceed on an individualbasis.Collaborate with thema nager for issue resolutions and projects toimprove work flow processesth roughout the department utilizing aproactive approach.Collaborate with d ifferent departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processesthroughout the department.Collabor ate with the nurse managers in the interview process for newapplicants.M entor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.Assessesthe performance of assigned new hires and orientees includingentry levelnurs es, nursing care assistants and health unitcoordinators; provides ongoin g feedback and coaching.Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issuesto appropriate team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing,etc).Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new em ployees.Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs toentire staffon a regular basis.Provides immediate support andeducationon poli cy, procedures,equipment and supplies.Responsible for learning, implemen ting and teaching newtechnology/procedures.Demonstrates awarenessof curr ent problems and basic plan for allpatients within assigned area.Provide sclinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitatepatient care .Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patien tflow.Assess staffing needs according to workload and staff competency; Re-assigns and adjusts staffing based upon patient care needs.Delegates responsibilities within the scope of practice and validatedcompetencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.Facilitates assignmen ts that support learning for the orientee or nurselearner.Promotes an at mosphere of open communication that facilitates staffinput intodecision- making, resolution of conflict, and collegialityamong all health team me mbers.Communicates in an effective, professional manner.Facilitates staf f performance audits related to attitude, teamperformance, TheJoint Comm ission, DFS Standards and SCIP initiatives.Reviews and comments on forwa rded SRSs related to their team or shift.Facilitates and encourages staf f participation in departmental andhospital committee and council meetin gs.Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.Coor dinates, facilitates, participates and directs departmental projectswith follow-through and appropriate follow-up.Other projects and duties as d irected by the department managers.
Knowledge, Skills and Ab ilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed prac tical nurse andnursing care assistantKnowledge of and appropriate applic ation of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory,practice an d procedureAbility to assessnursing needs of acute and chronically ill p atientsand their familiesAble to independently seek out resources and wo rk collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working re lationshipsAble to communicate clearlywith patients, families, visitors ,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership andothersAble t o teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing planof care Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process andprioritizeinfo rmation, treatment, and follow-upAble to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by w ork areaAble to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,in terventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAble to use c omputer and learn new software programsAble to navigate the entity to pr ovide clinical care for patientsAble to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAble to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedu res and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatmen ts to patientsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required.
Three years of experience in nursing practice
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina. BCLS certification is required. Must obtain a nursing leadership certification within two years of hire of appointment.
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