Job description

Duke Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in 34 locations throughout the Triangle.

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!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Occ Summary

Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and establ ished policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and f amilies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Ca rolinaBoard of Nursing.

Work Performed

Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physicianorders and established p olicies and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualiz e the plan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs an d response to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate cor rective action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment an d material resources.Participate in own professional development by main taining requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking app ropriateassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the id entification of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportuni ties and in performance improvement activities.Perform other related dut ies incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skil ls and Abilities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, lice nsed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of t he nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedu reAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsa nd their familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work co llaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relatio nshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,h ealthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of ca reAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioriti zeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsC ompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesign ated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, pla n of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusA bility to use computer and learn new software programsAble to document a nd communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper document ation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for p atientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to re main focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWork ing knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWork ing knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory re quirementsPre-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 of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.


Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience isrequired. 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 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 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.




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Posted: 9/2/2020
Application Due: 9/21/2020
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