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Nurse Clinician - Duke - Pre Kidney Transplant - BSN required

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Reference #: 1362842
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Nurse Clinician – Duke University Hospital – Day Shift
Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

Department Profile:
The Transplant Department at Duke University Hospital is seeking a Nurse Clinician to work with patients in the  kidney transplant program. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. The work is focused on the referral process for possible kidney candidates.  Support for post transplant testing/ medications/ infusions/ patient disability is also assigned.
Nurse Clinicians work with our kidney transplant referrals to complete a medical chart review and interview with patient to assess to eligibility.  Nurse Clinicians are also responsible for patient education of the evaluation process and expectations for transplantation.

This position allows for introductory level outpatient nursing for the specific kidney transplant population.

Work Hours & Shifts:
Full Time: Day Shift, Monday –Friday 8am -4:30pm.  No holidays or call required.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
  • All three Duke Hospitals have received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.
  • 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.
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!
  • Tuition Reimbursement!
Job Summary:
The Nurse Clinician is responsible and accountable for clinical expertise for specific patient populations. The incumbent functions as a clinician, educator, investigator, consultant and leader. Clinical judgments are based on a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The Nurse Clinician functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.

Work Performed
Provides specialized nursing treatment, care, and education to patients in accordance with physician/nursing orders and established policies and procedures. Serves as a resource to patients and families, providing preoperative counseling and follow-up problem solving after discharge from the hospital. Coordinates the development, utilization, and evaluation of appropriate educational resources and interventions that assist the patient/caregiver in developing the skills for self care. Promotes evidence-based practice through staff education and participation in developing, implementing, and evaluating process standards such as plans of care, protocols, and guidelines. As an APS member, collaborates in preparing standardized orders (CPOE) and protocol-driven practice updates and reviews. Assesses the educational needs of the patient/caregiver as it relates to the disease process, alterations in function, and assimilation back into the home and community. Utilize current nursing and clinical research to support evidence-based clinical decision-making and practice Participates in quality/performance improvement programs and projects, product evaluation, outcomes evaluation studies and/or clinical research.. Utilizes teaching and learning theories to assist patients and families with physical and emotional impact of body changes and chronic illness. Provides clinical experience in a preceptor role for nursing students attending institutions that have contractual agreements with DUHS. Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and provides expert coaching and guidance through both formal and informal one-on-one teaching with nursing staff. 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.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required: 
  • Previous work experience (3+ years) as a clinical nurse is required.
  • BSN required


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Nurse Clinician - Duke - Pre Kidney Transplant - BSN required


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Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:
  • Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
  • BLS (or higher) certification required.
  • Professional specialty certification (preferred).
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EEO Disclosure:
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.
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 essential job 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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Duke Health Highlights:
Duke University Hospital Profile
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2016, Duke University Hospital admitted 41,408 patients and had 1,119,151 outpatient visits. U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2016-17. Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.