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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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!
Independently plan and provide professional nu rsing care for patients inaccordance with physician orders and establish edpolicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and famil ies inaccordance with the scope ofthe RN as defined by the North Caroli naBoard of Nursing.Nurses hired into this limited benefited classificati onwill commit towork a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursingdepartment. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.
Plan, provide, supervise a nd document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing process for p atients in accordance with physicianorders and established policies andp rocedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and response to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed andu nlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the deliveryo f nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of pati ents or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and material res ources.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requir edcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassist ance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the developme NT of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identificationof clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and inperf ormance improvement activities.Perform other related duties incidental t o the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical n urse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing proce ssKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility toasse ss nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their families Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbil ity to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, p hysicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patient s and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility touse s ensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, tre atment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent inBLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by workareaAbi lity to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventi ons, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use comput er and learn new software programsAble to document and communicate perti nent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility t o navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to wi thstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focusedand organ izedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved inadminister ingroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledgeof infecti on control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledgeand complet ion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Minimum Qualifications Education
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.
2 years of appropriate clinical experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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