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Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 125531
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.
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Threatened Limb/Limb Loss – Wound Nurse Practitioner
The Nurse Practitioner caring for patients on the Threatened Limb/Limb Loss Team provides direct patient care services and performs medical acts as a Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of the supervisory physician to patients 12+ years of age of patients with lower extremity wounds and amputations. The Nurse Practitioner performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services. S/he provides leadership in the care of patients seen within vascular, diabetic, dysvascular and orthopedic trauma. This includes utilization of clinical expertise to provide preoperative and postoperative care, counseling, and teaching to patient and family. Educating nurses to ensure knowledge and competency in basic wound and lower extremity management; and working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to plan and coordinate care. The Nurse Practitioner is an integral part of multiple teams, as a clinician, educator, consultant, leader, and investigator.
Position requires completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, with certification as an Adult, Geriatric, Acute Care or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Must demonstrate and maintain credentialing and licensing requirements of Duke University Hospital, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and The North Carolina Medical Board.
Master's degree in Nursing required. Wound care experience. Wound certification required or to be obtained within a year of hire. Demonstrates self-direction, leadership, organization skills, and written and verbal communication skills.
Primary hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and other hours as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
Duke 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 essentialjob 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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