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
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Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and establ ishedpolicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and fa milies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Car olinaBoardof Nursing.
Plan, provide, s upervise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing pro cessfor patients in accordance with physicianorders and established poli cies and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize t heplan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and re sponse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other lice nsed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a gro upof patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate correcti veaction to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment andmaterial resources.Participate in own professional development by maintainin grequiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriat eassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the de velopment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identific ation of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities an din performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties inci dental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills andAb ilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed prac tical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursin g processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand theirfa miliesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborative lyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbili ty to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcarete am, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teachpat ients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbilityto u se sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetentin BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work ar eaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,inter ventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilitytouse com puter and learn new software programsAble to document and communicate pe rtinent information using computerand/or paper documentationtoolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to remain focused and o rganizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved inadmini steringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of in fection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-emplo yment 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 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.
New Grads are welcome
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.