Duke University Hospital
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 adesignated inpatientn ursingdepartment. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years ofe xperience.
Plan, provide, supervise an d document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing process for pa tients in accordance with physicianorders and established policies andpr ocedures. 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 andun licensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the deliveryof nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of patie nts or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and material reso urces.Participate in own professional development by maintaining require dcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassista nce or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the developmen t of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identificationof clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and inperfo rmance improvement activities.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nu rse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing proces sKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility toasses s nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesA bility to independently seek out resources andwork collaborativelyAbili ty to establish andmaintain effective working relationshipsAbility to co mmunicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, phy sicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility touse sen sory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treat ment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent inBLS and/o rother specialized life support requirementsdesignated by workareaAbili ty to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,intervention s, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and communicate pertine NT information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to with stand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focusedand organiz edWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved inadministerin groutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledgeof infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledgeand completio n of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Ph ysical Capacity Testing Required
Level Characteristics < p>N/A
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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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.