Metzel Named Director Of Clinical Operations For Wake County

April 19, 2019
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications

Scott Metzel, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, operations manager for the Clinical Evaluation Unit at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Emergency Department, has been named to serve as clinical operations director for Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County.

“Scott has served as operations manager for Emergency Services and has been an integral part in the development of the Clinical Evaluation Unit,” said Jennifer Loftis, MSN, associate chief nursing officer at Duke Raleigh Hospital. “He brings with him 30 years of nursing experience, including emergency medicine and critical care. He also brings many years of leadership experience, which include the 28 years he served in the United States Air Force.”

Previously, Metzel served as director of Emergency Services for UNC Johnston Health System in Smithfield, North Carolina, where he managed more than 100 full-time employees. Over the course of his career, Metzel roles have included service in Medical Surgical Adult/Pediatric Oncology and Critical Care Air Transport. He served as a nurse managers at various military installations worldwide while serving in the United States Air Force. Metzel retired as a commissioned  officer, with a rank of Major, from the United States Air Force in 2009.

Metzel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1989 at The College of New Jersey. He received his Master of Art degree in Emergency Disaster Management from the American Military University in 2008.

Metzel is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Command Staff College and the Squadron Officer School. He is also a graduate of the Providence Anchorage Alaska Medical Center Leadership Academy and a Leadership Triangle Goodmon Fellow.

Metzel’s new role was effective April 1.