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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Independently plan and provide professional nursi ng care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and famil ies in accordance with the scope ofthe RN as defined by the North Carol ina Board of Nursing. Nurses hired intothis limited benefited classific ation will commit to work a minimum number of hours in a designated inpa tient nursing department. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.
Plan, provide, sup ervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing proc ess for patients in accordance with physician orders and established pol icies and procedures. Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs an d response to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned.Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care includingequipmen t and material resources.Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seekin g appropriate assistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and s upport the development of other staff and formal learners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement o pportunities and in performance improvement activities.Perform other rel ated duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowled ge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledgeof scope of the registered nur se, licensed practical nurse and NCA.
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Knowledge of professiona l theory, practice and procedure.
Ability to assess nursing needs of acuteand chronically ill patients and their families.
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
Abil ity to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability t o communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others. Ability to teach pat ients and families in accordance with the nursing.
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Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prior itize information, treatment, and follow-up
Ability to use fine mo tor skills.
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area.
Ability to record activitie s, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-e valuation of patient status.
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs.
Able to document and communicate pertinent inf ormation using computer and/or paper documentation tools.
Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients.
Abil ity to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
Ability to remain focused and organized.
Working knowledge of procedures and techni ques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patient s.
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety pr ecautions.
Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO a nd other regulatory requirements.
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registerednurses 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.
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.