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 MagnetÂ® organization
- Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€ 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 Independently plan and provide professional nursing caref or patientsBoard of Nursing.accordance with the scope of the RN as defin ed by the North Carolinainaccordance withphysician orders and establish ed policies and procedures. Providenursing services to patientsandfamili es in Work Performed Plan, provide,supervise and document professionalnu rsing care Perform other related duties incidental to the workdesc ribedherein.Participate in ownprofessional development by maintaining re quired Delegate tasks andsupervise the activities ofother licensed and u nlicensed care providers.Monitor and initiate corrective action to maint ain the environment ofAssist other nursing personnelin the deliveryof nu rsing care and actlearners.Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formalutilizing the nursingprocess for patientsin acc ordance with physician orders andestablished policies and procedures.Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of carebased onassessment of thepatient's baseline needs and response to care.asteam l eader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entireunit asassigne d.care including equipment and material resources.competencies,identifyi ng learning needs and seeking appropriateassistance or educationalofferi ngs.Participate in the identification of clinical or operationalperforma nce improvement opportunitiesand in performance improvement activities. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of scope of the registered nur se, licensed practical nurseand Competent inBLS and/or other specialized lifesupport requirements andtheir familiesKnowledge o f and appropriate application of the nursing process Abilitytouse fine m otor skillsAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsAbility to record activities,document assessments, plan of care, Ability to independently seek outresources and workcollaboratively Abil ity to navigate the entity to provide clinical carefor patients Ability to remainfocused and organizedWorking knowledge and completion of approp riate JCAHO and otherKnowledge of professionaltheory, practice and proce dureregulatory requirementsplan of careAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAbility to teach patients and familiesin accordanc e with the nursingdesignated by work areaAbility to establish and mainta in effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly withpat ients, families, visitors,Able to document and communicate pertinent inf ormation using computerhealthcare team,physicians, administrators, leade rship and othersPre-employmentPhysical Capacity Testing Required: Workin g knowledge ofprocedures and techniquesinvolved in administering Working knowledge of infection controlprocedures and safetyprecautions NCAAbili ty to use sensory and cognitive functions to process andprioritize infor mation, treatment, andfollow-upinterventions, evaluation andre-evaluatio n of patient statusand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto withstand p rolonged standing and walking.routine and special treatments to patients Level Characteristics N/A
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April 11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are expected to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date but must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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