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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet 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
The Heart Center Communications Department at Duke University Hospital is active in delivering exemplary care for heart patients to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. The heart communication center is located in Durham, NC. The call center receives an average of 200 calls per day. Skills included in the role are telephonic care management, triage, messaging, scheduling, Prescription refills, medication reconciliation, patient education, motivational support, and identification of potential readmission risks.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Expert level of clinical decision making based upon Benner's Novice to Expert Nursing Theory. Systematic processing of patient acuity and triaging of multiple demands.
Provide guidance to internal and external customers to facilitate safe patient and operational needs. Anticipate potential safety concerns and identify high risk patient situations and intervene or escalate as needed.
Engage in excellent written and oral communication skills with a focus on professionalism and customer service. Excellent phone etiquette.
Navigate complex systems and processes to maintain patient centered care. Collaborate with multiple members of a care team (internal and external) to facilitate patient care needs.
Communications, coordinating and scheduling tests and pre-procedures to prepare patients for Electrophysiology procedures (EP). EP is a specialized field within cardiology managing the electrical conductivity of the heart utilizing complex tools and mapping systems. Examples of EP procedures include: pacemakers, defibrillators, ablations, Watchmen implants, etc.
Telephonic Care Management to ensure safe patient centered care. Assessment of cardiac patients via phone, triage of care, schedule and provide education to patients for cardiac procedures. Duke Heart Center has developed a standardized process for our patients to contact us to seek and receive medical care with Duke Cardiology Call Center as the initial point of contact. This care is delivered in collaboration with Providers, Clinical Staff and Duke Cardiology Call Center. Our patients can request medical advice via telephone and through My Chart.
Scheduling and coordinating procedures to include: Dx & Intervention Cardiac Cauterization, Left Heart Catheterization, Right Heart Catheterization, TAVR, Mitra-Clip, Heart Biopsy, Pre-Lung Transplant Evaluation, Balloon Pulmonary Angiography, Peripheral Arteriograms, ASD & PFO Closure, etc.
Transitional Care, follow care of patients from hospital to home assessing this hospital discharge, medication reconciliations and providing continued patient education. Nurses support patients by phone to navigate care transitions as well as interact with providers, clinics, schedulers, home health and others to ensure that our patients understand the discharge plan and are successful.
Manage Prescription Refills for all DUH Cardiologist.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. herein.
Work Hours: Monday - Friday day shifts , 40 hours per week
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires graduation from an accredited nursing program with a BSN degree.
Requires a minimum of 3 years of nursing experience, prefer medical-surgical hospital experience, especially emergency room and/ or critical care.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Maintain current knowledge of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse.
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process.
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to communicate clearly.
Ability to record activities, document outcomes, plans of care, interventions, and ongoing evaluations of patient status.
Ability to integrate software and new technologies into work processes.
Working knowledge of procedures, available resources, and techniques involved in administering routine and specialized treatments to patients.
Ability to remain focused and organized.
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