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
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Clinical Services Nurse II - Stress Management
The Stress Management Clinical Service Nurse is an integral member of the medical center's interdisciplinary team and of the Center for Advanced Practice. The Clinical Service Nurse will function as a clinician and teacher for patients referred for Stress Management. S/he provides education and mind/body/spirit interventions to reduce symptoms and promote effective coping, optimal functioning and improved quality of life for patients and families challenged by hospitalization and / or illness. In addition, s/he actively participates in the professional development of nursing staff as a teacher, consultant and role model. He/she collaborates with his/her colleagues to improve outcomes in the physical, psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, and educational domains of the medical center's patients and families.
Specific Job Responsibilities and Standards
Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures (Direct Care):
Provide clinical expertise in the field of stress management to patients and families referred for stress management consultation and serve as an ongoing clinical expert to these patients and families
Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to plan priorities and to set realistic outcomes.
Provides individual or group instruction to patients and families.
Assists staff members in developing teaching plans to further meet the learning needs of patients and families in stress and/or pain management.
Empower patients / families to more effectively cope with the challenges of hospitalization and / or illness through education and the use of mind-body-spirit interventions.
Refer patients needing extended therapy, psychotherapy, or other interventions to appropriate resources such as psychiatry, psychology, social work, pastoral care, patient resource management, etc
Collaborate with healthcare team in the evaluation and cost effectiveness of patient care
Role model competence in advanced nursing skills
Communicates effectively to maintain positive working relationships
Maintains all professional requirements for licensure and certification
Assist patients and families with the understanding of their diagnosis and the management thereof (Coaching/Educator):
Teach, coach, and support nursing staff in evidence-based clinical decision-making and professional development.
Assess educational needs of patients/families concerning alterations in health, the disease process, plan of care, and post-discharge plans.
Assesses educational needs of the referred patient, and families designs and implements appropriate educational interventions. (Disease specific).
Assess educational needs of nursing staff caring for patients who have been referred for Stress Management services.
Teach, coach, and support DUHS nursing staff and other health care providers through formal and informal education.
Obtain or develop appropriate educational resources for patients/families; plan and implement appropriate educational interventions; evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of patient/family teaching.
Educate nurses and other healthcare providers about the impact of stress and how to utilize stress management techniques.
Role model and precept healthcare learners through contractual agreements
Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and function as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team (Consultation and Collaboration):
Provide leadership in the assessment, development and implementation of policies and procedures related to stress and pain management education.
Participate in the development of evidence-based standards of care/practice guidelines/policies and procedures/care maps/protocols for stress and pain management.
Serve as a resource and clinical expert consultant to nursing staff, medical staff, other healthcare providers, healthcare learners, patients/families and to the larger community.
Participate in/support accreditation and regulatory activities of the organization.
Provide leadership for establishing, improving, and sustaining collaborative relationships to meet clinical needs.
Practice collegially with medical staff and other members of the healthcare team so that all providers' unique contributions to health outcomes will be enhanced.
Role model professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Assist in the development and implementation of general policies and procedures designed to effect efficiency of operations (Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement):
Integrate evidence in the management of patients, families and groups
Collaborate in quality improvement initiatives
Assist with clinical research when appropriate
Responsible to: The Stress Management Clinical Service Nurse reports directly to the Advance Practice Team Lead and the Director of Advance Practice Nursing within the Center of Advance Practice, Duke University Hospital.
Education: 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.
Licensure: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina
Experience: 6 months applicable clinical RN experience is required. 12 months applicable RN clinical experience, preferably as psych/behavioral health RN, is preferred. BSNs with a LCSW or other related counselor background are encouraged to apply.
The Stress Management Clinical Service Nurse works primarily day hours Monday - Friday; however, must be flexible to meet the clinical and educational needs of all staff, including off-shifts and weekends.
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As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.