Registered Nurse - Blood Cancer Clinic Support(15k SIGN ON BONUS)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 169932
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 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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 MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™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!
The Transplant Coordinator coordinates soli d organ (heart, lung, heart-lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, and multi-org an)transplantation of allpediatric and adult organ recipients. The Trans plantCoordinatorprovides follow-upand care across the continuum from pr e-transplant,during transplant and post transplant. S/he collaborates w ithmembersof the health care team to enhance patient care by developing, supporting and educating nursing staff. S/he is a clinician, educator,in vestigator, consultant and leader. S/he makes clinical judgments basedup ona synthesis of current research, concepts, principles,theories,and out comes to solve complex problems. The Transplant Coordinator is anintegra lmember of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing toexcellence inp atient care, research, teaching, and in providingleadership to the organ ization.
Clinical Practice1. Provides advanced nursing care for patients before and aftersolid-organ transpla ntation including heart, kidney,kidney-pancreas,liver and lung along th econtinuum of outpatient to inpatient 24 hours aday, 7 days a week.2.Coo rdinates evaluation process for pre-transplant (referral)patients toensu re effective use of hospital and clinical resources.3. Assesses post-tr ansplant organ function and general health statusand collaboratively det ermines need for additional assessment orintervention.4. Facilitates th escheduling of studiesor proceduresfordiagnostic purposes utilizing fisc al responsibility for patient andhospital costs.5. Participatesin thede velopment and implementation of protocoland standards of carefor the tra nsplant patient in collaboration withthe multidisciplinary team.6. Assi sts nurses and other staff to assess, plan, implement andevaluate thecar e of the transplant patient.7. Monitors the process and outcomes ofrout ine care to determinequality improvement need.8. Provideson-call covera ge,including coordination of activitiesprior to transplant, and asmedic al triage for out patients incollaboration with the physician on-call.9. Coordinates transplantation process when a donor is available (24hours /7 days a week) including communication between physicians, localorgan p rocurement organization, patient/families and the medicalteaminvolved in cluding ED, OR, ICU (SICU, ACU), blood bankandhistocompatilbility labs.1 0. Completes necessary documentation according to theUnited Networkof O rgan Sharing (UNOS) guidelines including listing, status changes andpost -transplant follow-up information.11. Communicates with multidisciplina ry team members and patients andfamilies in a timely manner in regard to patient care/issues.12. Collaborates with PRM and other team members i n coordinatingdischarge plans for patients pre-transplant or post-transp lant includingreferral to home health / IV therapy / Hospice / Rehab / S NF.13. Communicates with insurer case manager on an as needed basis.14. Refers patients or families for assistance utilizinghealthsystemand co mmunity resources as appropriate.15. Maintains patient transplantrecord with current data tofacilitate communication.16.Plans nursing care and medical procedures with fiscalresponsibility by workingcollaborativelywi th transplantadministrators, financialcoordinators, DUH utilization rev iew andthird-part case managers.Teacher/Educator1. Educates patients al ong the continuum to assist understanding ofprocesses and procedures su rrounding pre- and post-transplant issues.2. Develops patient education materials or identifies externalresources thatare appropriate for patie nt education in all phases oftransplantation care.3. Educates nurses an d other multidisciplinary team members aboutpatient care issuesto promo te positive outcomes for transplantpatients.4.Provides educationand cons ultation about transplantation, andorgan donations for the DukeHealth Sy stem, public organizations orreferral centers/practices.5. Serves as a resource person/preceptor in organ transplant forgraduate and undergradu atenursing programs.6. Participates or leads team conferences, rounds, or meetings inrelation to care of the transplant patient or program iss ues.Research Utilization and Scholarly Inquiry1. Interprets research an d published data to nursing staff andcolleagues concerning current issue s in transplantation including thoseof a clinical, legal, ethical and ec onomic nature.2. Incorporates research relating to the care oftransplan t patientsinto evidence-based practice while collaboratively determining appropriateness with the medical team.3.Identifies areas for study and p articipates in and/or designs andconducts research.4. Disseminates find ings or information through professionalpublications and/or presentation s.Consultant1. Serves as a consultantto nurses and other health carepro fessionals regarding the care of the organ transplant patient.2. Advise s referring physicians/nurses in the care of patients incollaboration wi th the surgical and medical teams.3.Serves asa community consultation re source through media,telephone andtransplant internet links for informat ion abouttransplantation and organdonation.4. Consults withunit leaders hip to resolve issues relating totransplant patients.Professional Leader ship and Development1. Role models advanced practice professional nursi ng throughconduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership , ethicaldecision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills2 . Communicates effectively to maintain positive workingrelationships an dachieve desired outcomes.3. Supports and participates inthe strategic plan for the DukeUniversity Health System, Department of Nursing, and D epartment ofAdvanced Practice Nursing.4. Participates in unit, departme ntal and hospital-wide committees,taskforces or meetings as indicated b y role appropriateness.5. Participates inorgan transplantprogram planni ng and managementwithin the hhroughactive participation inprofessional o rganizations, a minimum of 2ealth system.6. Demonstratesresponsibility for professional practice t5continuing education hours/year, and active participation in CSU and APNdepartmental meetings / educational opportun ities.7. Enhances the bodyof knowledge in nursing and solid organtransp lantation through exchangeof ideas and knowledge using venuessuch as pos ters, newsletters, presentations, andpublications.
Knowledg e, Skills and Abilities
Attention to detail and effective communi cation and documentationwithnumerous physicians, organ procurement agenc ies, Operating Room (O.R.),Intensive Care Unit (ICU) andEmergency Depart ment (ED) staff, thepatient and the patient's family are required.
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are expected to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date but must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 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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