Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in 34 locations throughout the Triangle.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet(r) 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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Duke University Health System- Duke Primary Care - seeks to hire Population Health Nurses who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together. (Supports the Wake Forest & Heritage Clinics).
Clinic/Profile: Duke Primary Care has family medicine providers, internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in more than 40 locations throughout the Triangle, and a growing list of Duke-friendly health plans.
Work Hours & Shifts: Full Time: Day Shift Occasional Evenings and Weekends as Needed
Job Summary: The Population Health Nurse is responsible and accountable for clinical expertise for specific complex patient populations. This role will perform disease management, assessment of disease states and utilization, care plan development and facilitation, referral to appropriate levels of care, etc. The Population Health Nurse functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, ensuring excellence in patient care, in an effort to achieve optimal clinical outcomes through a seamless model of access and care. Focus on improving transitions in care for patients, physicians, family and community. Work Performed
Provide specialized nursing treatment, development of care plans, and education to patients while exercising discretion and independent judgment; following established policies and procedures.
Assess 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.
Monitor system access to care, services, and treatment including linkage to the medical home.
Address the total individual, inclusive of medical, psychosocial, behavioral, and spiritual needs. Involve the patient and their support systems (i.e. caregiver, family, etc.) in the decision-making process.
Use a patient-centric, collaborative partnership approach to assist the patient with improved self-management. Utilizing proven processes to measure a patient's understanding and acceptance of the proposed plan(s), his/her willingness to change, and his/her support to maintain health behavior change.
Apply teaching and learning theories to assist patients and families with physical and emotional impact of body changes and chronic illness.
Communicating and coordinating with all provider(s) and member(s) of the care team as needed to minimize fragmented care. This will include navigating transitions of care generally from hospital to home or community facilities.
Monitor quality and effectiveness of interventions to the population by setting long term and/or short-term specific, measurable goal(s).
Accessing and systematically using data from multiple sources such as patient medical records, claims, and program metric reports to target recipient(s) and provider(s) for outreach, education, and intervention.
Advocate for patient(s) and supporting provider(s) to ensure delivery of appropriate, evidence based care.
Facilitate Quality Improvement activities that educate, support, and monitor provider(s), regarding evidence based care for best practice/National Standards of Care (Adapted from CMSA, 2010).
Utilize innovative nursing and population management tactics to support health throughout the continuum of care in order to promote quality, cost-effective outcome.
Participate in quality/performance improvement programs and projects, product evaluation, outcomes evaluation studies and/or clinical research.
Provide clinical experience in a preceptor role for 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.
This position may require home visits however; position specific details and duties are available upon request.
The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere, therefore individuals successful in this job are:
BSN is required for this position
At least 3 years of nursing experience required
Organized and motivated by a fast-paced environment
Able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
Proficient in review and assess needs quickly
Strong with the use of computer software tools and data files
Comfortable with continuous change and self-initiating
Able to complete documentation in a quick and efficient manner (will be in legal medical record and other software systems developed for care management and population based program metrics)
Additional job expectations include the ability to:
Maintain strict confidentiality
Promote programs and services to community
Build effective and trusting relationships with patient/peers
Use motivational interviewing and active-listening skills when assessing patient conditions, problems and interests
Use conflict-resolution skills when reaching consensus about plans of care and treatment decisions
Demonstrate confidence, compassion, political savvy, as well as attention to detail to apply these skills as decisions dictate
Use data to analyze trends and to verify data
Self-directed and able to organize and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
Ability to promote programs and services to community
Proficient in review of medical records and other patient care information
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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