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® 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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Plan and provide professional nursing care for pa tients in accordancewith physician orders and established policies and p rocedures.
Plan and provide profession al nursing care for patients in accordancewith physician orders and esta blished policies and procedures to includecollecting and analyzing patie nt data, developing and implementingnursing care plans, establishing int erpersonal relationships withpatients, evaluating nursing care given and communicating to properpersonnel relevant facts about patients, action taken and patientresponses.Assist other nursing personnel in the deliver y of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of p atients or an entire unitas assigned.Provide direction and guidance in t he proper use, care and control ofmaterial resources; appraise quality a nd effectiveness of material andequipment and report results to head nur se; maintain standards ofcleanliness in assigned areas. Observe activiti es ofnursing staff andmake recommendations to nursing management for im provement in thequality and effectiveness of nursing care given.Assist i n the development and implementation of general policies andprocedures d esigned 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 n ursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAb ility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand t heir familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collab orativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshi psAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healt hcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAb ility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizein formation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompe tent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbili ty to use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and c ommunicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentatio ntoolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patie ntsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques invo lved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking k nowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking k nowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory require mentsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 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.
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.