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Job ID 191815 Date Posted 08/06/2022
Duke Raleigh Hospital Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

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!

This is a PRN opening. 


The Operations Administrator provides on-site operational leadership on a 24-hour basis (including weekends and holidays). This position will have the authority to act on behalf of hospital leadership. The Operations Administrator must act independently to provide crisis management, interpret policy, make timely decisions that directly impact patient care, ensure timely and effective communication and collaboration among departments, and provide operational oversight throughout the Hospital. This position is the administrative liaison to patients, families, health system employees and external customers.

Work Performed

  • Demonstrate judgment and self-sufficiency in effective problem solving while serving as the administrative and operational resource for the hospital. Intervene in situations involving patients, visitors, hospital staff and other external customers.
  • Coordinate operations and personnel activities to meet CSU/Departmental, Hospital and Health System objectives related to the provision of services within designated areas.
  • Maintain interface with departmental personnel to ensure there is adequate space and facilities for patient care and coordination of facilities.
  • Oversee patient care flow while redirecting and allocating resources.
  • Determine necessary space, equipment, supplies and support systems to ensure effective functioning of unit/department. Investigate patient/visitor concernsand implements appropriate courses of action.
  • Take corrective action in situations requiring immediate intervention, including interpretation and administration of hospital policy and work rules.
  • Intervene and problem solves for inter-/intra-departmental issues.
  • Facilitate interdepartmental communication, negotiation and decision-making.
  • Obtain adequate facts and evaluates data to identify and intervene in actual and/ or potential safety and risk management issues.
  • Communicate pertinent information (verbal and/or electronic) in a timely manner to hospital administration and department leadership.
  • Document pertinent information, actions and decisions and communicates to appropriate leadership.  
  • Communicate issues identified by front line staff to appropriate administrative team related to new administrative or departmental initiatives.
  • Support clinical, operational and facility services throughout the entire Hospital on a 24-hour basis.
  • Collaborate with clinical and support staff to foster delivery of quality care.
  • Coordinate triage activities, as needed, through communication withthe Emergency Department, Bed Control andChief Medical Officer. Assist staff in identifying clinical experts for specific patient population concerns.
  • Attend Code Five events and participates as needed; provide feedback for staff and completes QA report.
  • Assist Patient Access Services in coordinating patient placement.
  • Maintain visibility with hospital staff through rounds.
  • Assist in evaluating and reassigning staff during crisis situations. 
  • Serve as Notary Public for assistance with advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will). Participate in JCAHO activities.
  • Coach staff in problem solving, effective communication strategies, conflict resolution and career path opportunities.
  • Provide on-site management/leadership of crisis situations to prevent or minimize disruption of services.
  • Optimize resources to maintain facility operations. Monitor emergency action procedures and coordinate activities related to patient/staff evacuation as needed.
  • Function as on-site coordinator for internal/external disasters o rother major events.
  • Assist with the initiation of the severe weather policy in conjunction with the leadershp team. 
  • Authorize financial assistance up to $100.00 for patient satisfiers and operational situations. Determine when AOC is notified for second level intervention.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) is required. Master's degree is strongly preferred.

Experience:  Work requires a minimum of five years of relevant experience of which two of the years must be clinical.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications:  Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS 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.


"Nourishing our community and building a healthy community is part of our vision as an organization and that is absolutely supported in our day-to-day."

Lisa, Assistant Director of Nutritional Services

"Duke Raleigh Hospital is a really tight-knit work family. We check on each other when we’re not here, we do things outside of work. It’s an extension of my family."

Ashley, Respiratory Therapist

"I enjoy the generous PTO package."

Lillian, Environmental Services