Kraft And Bryant Promoted

August 10, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Kevin Kraft, RN, and Frances Bryant, RN, both have recently been promoted to nurse manager in their respective areas. Kraft, who joined Duke 24 years ago, oversees the Oncology Treatment Center (OTC). Bryant, on staff at Duke for more than 26 years, is nurse manager for Duke Cancer Center Clinic 5-1.

Kraft, who has served in nurse manager roles since 2003, received his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is an advanced certified hyperbaric registered nurse. He has 11 publications and is a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society; the Baromedical Nurses Association; the Dispute Resolution Panel, the HRAC and the DSERT. In his new role, Kraft, who has 36 direct reports, is managing the OTC and the Port Room and collaborates with physicians to improve patient flow, scheduling and template management.

“I look forward to working with the amazing team and patients in the OTC,” Kraft said. “I want to work toward a more streamlined patient flow process so that the patient will receive the Duke experience during their visit. I also want to work with the team to improve the work culture in the clinic. I am really looking forward to leading this remarkable team.”

Bryant, formerly a clinical team lead for Surgical Specialties, Unit 6300, received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. She has received numerous awards, including the Giraffe Award in 1997; Service Champion in 2004, 2008 and 2009; Friends of Nursing Award in 2006; and Great 100 Nurses in 2011. Bryant, who over the years has participated in many initiatives, served as chair of the National SUNA Conference Planning Committee in 2010. She is currently a member of Urological Nurses and Associates and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. In her new role, among other duties she is responsible for managing and coordinating patient care and personnel needs of the Cancer Center Clinic 5-1.

“I work with an awesome group of people,” Bryant said. “My goals are to standardize orientation, continue to optimize team work and clinic flow and address opportunities with our work culture.”

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