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AMBULATORY CARE NURSE II - OB/GYN - Harris & Smith - Capitol Street

Duke University and Duke University Health System – Durham, NC

The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC)is the faculty physician practice for Duke Health. The PDC owns and operates more than 120 primary and specialty care clinics in 10 North Carolina counties.


Duke Nursing Highlights:


  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinas 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!
  • Relocation Assistance!

OB GYN - Harris & Smith - Capitol Street
Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patientsat Harris & Smith OB/GYN in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

  • Plan, provide and document professional nursing care at Harris & Smith OB/Gyn, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures, under the supervision of the nurse manager or practice manager.
  • Collect and analyze patient data, make recommendations for nursing care plans, evaluate nursing care provided, document and communicate appropriately nursing actions taken and patient responses.
  • Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.
  • Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of patient care and serve as a team leader.
  • Provide Triage Services to patients via Telephone: Obtain and clarify patient information.
  • Assess and communicate accurate information to health care providers to ensure effective and appropriate care.
  • Communicate accurate health information and advice to patients and caregivers. Provide education to patients and caregivers as needed.
  • Complete triage calls with appropriate document in EMR.
  • Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Support the development of other staff and formal learners. Participate in the identification of clinical, operational and safety related performance improvement opportunities.
  • Participate in clinic or entity level performance improvement activities.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Education: Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate s Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor s degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.
Experience: 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, Licensure, and/or Certification

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
  • Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedures
  • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
  • Ability to identify the nature and urgency of patients needs and determine appropriate disposition via telephone.
  • Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
  • Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
  • Ability to use fine motor skills
  • Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area or organization
  • Ability to use the computer and learn new software programs
  • Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
  • Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking
  • Ability to remain focused and organized
  • Ability to adapt to changes in workload, work locations and projects.
  • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to ambulatory patients
  • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
  • Working knowledge and completion of appropriate TJC and other regulatory requirements
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work with varying degrees of supervision
  • Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills and cooperation.
  • Must be able to work under time pressure in a busy clinic environment.
  • Must be present on site for 8 hour shift during standard clinic hours.
  • Must work as the late person as assigned
  • Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands or priorities.
  • Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time, and be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Must be able to travel between clinic locations on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to move throughout the clinic environment throughout the duration of the shift.
  • Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull 50 pounds. Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.

Duke University 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 ideasan 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 essential job 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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