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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Oncology Durham, NC

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.


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
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!


Occ Summary

Provide specialized patient care functions as a clinician, educatorand/or a consultant for a specified patient populatio n.

Work Performed

Coordinate with the nursing staff to identify patient care problems,toimplement approaches to these probl ems and to evaluate theeffectiveness of the approaches.Perform clinical evaluations andmake clinical judgments based on a synthesis of concepts, principles,models and theories to solve complex problems.Serve as acons ultant in a nursing specialty area for patients, nurses and otherhealth team members throughout Duke University Medical Center andcommunity agen cies.Participate in departmental and hospitalcommittees and meetings to facilitate improvement of patient care anddevelopment of goals, philosop hies and objectives for a specializedpatient population.Maintain liaison with faculty members ofschools of nursing to arrange and facilitate cli nical experience fornursing students; communicate with faculty members c oncerning students'needs and progress.Coordinate the development and imp lementationof an educational program designed to convey specialized know ledge andskills to nursing personnel.Coordinate plans for the profession aldevelopment of the nursing staff assigned to a specialty unit area and serve as a practitioner of specialized patient care.Perform otherrelated duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Req uired

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


MSN required


3 years of nursing experience

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) is required.


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.


Salary Range
$53,000.00 - $85,000.00
per Year
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Durham, NC, 27701, US