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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
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Independently plan and provide professiona l nursing carefor patients in accordance with physician orders and esta blished policies and
procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the R N as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Work Pe rformed
Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursin g care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures.
Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care ba sed on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.< /p>
Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other l icensed and unlicensed care providers.
Assist ot her nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team le ader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assign ed.
Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources.
Participate in own professional development by maintainin g required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropri ate assistance or educational offerings.
Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formal learners .
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improv ement activities.
Perform other related duties inciden tal to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abil ities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practi cal nurse and NCA.
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process. Knowledge of professional theory, pr actice and procedure.
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families. Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships Ability to commu nicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physic ians, administrators, leadership and others. Ability to teach patients a nd families in accordance with the nursing plan of care. Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, t reatment, and follow-up.Ability to use fine motor skills. Competent in B LS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area. Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status. Ability t o use computer and learn new software programs. Able to document and com municate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools. Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for pati ents. Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to rem ain focused and organized. Working knowledge of procedures and technique s involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions . Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regula tory requirements.
Pre-employment 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.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
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.