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
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Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)
Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordancewith physicianorders and established policies an d procedures.
Plan and provide profess ional nursing care for patients in accordancewith physician orders and e stablished policies and procedures to includecollecting and analyzing pa tient data, developing and implementingnursing care plans, establishing interpersonal relationships withpatients, evaluating nursing care given andcommunicating to properpersonnel relevant facts about patients, actio ntaken and patientresponses.Assist other nursing personnel in the delive ry of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Provide direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control ofmaterial resources; appraise quality and effectiveness of material andequipment and report results to head nu rse; maintain standards ofcleanliness in assigned areas. Observe activit iesof nursing staff andmake recommendations to nursing management for i mprovement in thequality and effectiveness of nursing care given.Assist in the development and implementation of general policies andprocedures designed to effect efficiency of operations.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills a nd Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nu rsing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbi lity to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand th eir familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collabo rativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationship sAbility to communicate clearly withpatients, families, visitors,healthc are team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility totea ch patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbili ty to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinfor mation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompeten t in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignatedby work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan ofcare ,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and commun icate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation too lsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAb ility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remainfocuse d and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved i n administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowled ge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowled ge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsP re-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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 encouraged 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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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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.