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Durham County, NC
Duke University

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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.


Occupational Summary

Responsible for the management and coordination of patient care, including personnel and fiscal activities on a unit(s) 24 hours a day. Develop and maintain care delivery systems and a team to meet patient care needs. Represents the interests of the department and hospital on committees and other public forums. Functions with the policies and procedures of the Health System and within the legal framework of the state.

Work Performed

I. Job Responsibility

Plan for the delivery of quality care in Perfusion Services Standard:Collaborate effectively with all members of the healthcare team Maintain a staffing plan and schedule that meets patient care/unit needsEffectively manage budget preparation and maintenance, in coordination with Heart Services Finance ManagerProvide effective communication with staff and other team membersActive role with the capital equipment process for Perfusion Services

II. Job Responsibility

Ensure competently delivered care for patients and their families Standard:Maintain competency assessment system for staffEnsure monitoring and evaluation of staff competencies, regulatory requirements, credentialing and accuracy and completeness of documentationOversee learning experiences of new and senior staff Utilize performance improvement data to plan for staff development and continuing educationRecruit, coach and counsel in conjunction with Associate VP for Heart ServicesServe as mentor for Associate Chief PerfusionistsComplete performance evaluationsMaintain clinical skills and routine clinical/OR contact

III. Job Responsibility

Contribute to the professional image of the Periop Service Unit/ Heart Center Standard:Role models professional expectations Promote and support clinical researchIdentify opportunities for improvement, to include patient safety initiatives, cost saving strategiesImplementation of new techniques, equipment and programs to improve the delivery of patient careHelp facilitate departmental change processesRemain current with trends and changes in practiceParticipate in professional or volunteer organizations

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge/skill demonstrated through successful performance appraisals Influential leadership as demonstrated by abilities to successfully transition teams through changeExposure to hazardous waste and infectious materials.Physical abilities to complete job duties and responsibilities under prescribed environmental and working conditions.Education: Completion of an accredited perfusion training program. Minimum B.S. degree.
Experience: Three (3) years experience as a Perfusionist. Management experience preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications: Certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion Validated for Basic Life Support and successfully complete JCAHO and other regulatory requirements within the probationary period.

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 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 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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