Registered Nurse (New Graduate RN) - Duke Regional Hospital - Med Surg Unit
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 167845
Duke Regional Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System.
Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.
Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In the fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Plan and provide professional nursing care for p atients in accordancewith the medical and nursing plans of care and esta blished policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North CarolinaBoard of Nursing.
Plan, provid e and document professional nursing care, utilizing thenursing process, in accordance with physician orders and establishedpolicies and procedur es under the supervision of the team leader orcharge nurse.Delegate task s and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care prov iders.Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care. Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipmentan d material resources. Prioritize work organization and identifyresources available to assist in completing components of care in atimely manner. Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredcompe tencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassistance or educational offerings.Support the development of other staff and formal learners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational p erformanceimprovement opportunities and assist in performance improvemen tactivities.Perform other related duties incidental to the work describe d herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge o f scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledg eof and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of prof essional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs o f acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to indepen dently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish a nd maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearl y with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, adminis trators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognit ive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follo w-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specia lized life support requirementsdesignated by work area or organizationAb ility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,intervent ions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use compu ter and learn new software programsAbility to document and communicate p ertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbili ty to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility t o withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in admi nisteringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-emp loyment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Level Characteris tics
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.
No experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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