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 Magnet(r) organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach 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 nu rsing care for patientsin accordance 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 naBoardof Nursing.
Plan, provide, supe rvise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing proces sfor patients in accordance with physicianorders and established policie s and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize thep lan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and respo nse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other license d andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the del ivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a groupo f patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and materi al resources.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the dev elopment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identifica tion of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and in 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 their familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborati velyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbi lity to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcareteam, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinforma tion, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by w ork areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care ,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilityto usecomputer and learn new software programsAble to document and communi cate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentationtools Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbil ity to withstand prolonged standing andwalking.Ability to remain focuse d and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved i nadministeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledg e of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledg e and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPr e-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who areexceptional 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.