CLINICAL NURSE II - Duke Hospital Cardiac ICU

Job description

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
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Occ Summary

Independently plan and provide professional nurs ing care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and established policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and famili esinaccordance with the scopeof theRN as defined by the North Carolin aBoard of Nursing.

Work Performed

Plan, provide, supe rvise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing proces s for patients in accordance with physicianorders and established polici es and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and res ponse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licen sed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the d elivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a grou p of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate correcti ve action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and mat erial resources.Participate in own professional development by maintaini ng requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropri ateassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identif ication of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and in performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties i ncidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills an dAbilities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nu rsing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbi lity to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand th eir familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collabo rativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationship sAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,health care team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to t each patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbi lity to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinf ormation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompet ent 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 statusAbilit y to use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and co mmunicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patien tsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability 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

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


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 oftheir 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 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.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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 essential job 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.




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Posted: 7/23/2019
Application Due: 10/22/2019
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