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 SummaryWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsWor king knowledge of infection control procedures and safetyCompetent in BL S and/or other specialized life support requirementsKnowledge ofand app ropriate application of the nursing processAbility to use computer and l earn new software programsand their familiesAbility to use fine motor sk illsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assess ments, plan of care,Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical c are for patientsAbility to independently seek out resources and work col laborativelyAbility to remain focused and organizedAbility to document a nd communicate pertinent information usingand NCAcomputer and/or paperdo cumentation toolsKnowledge of professionalAbility to establish andrequir ementsadministering routine andtheory, practice and procedure Work Perfo rmed Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiesestablished policies and procedures. team leader orAbility to withstand prolongedwith patients, families,maintain effective working relationships Ability to communicate clearlyvisitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadershi p and Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nur se Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance Plan and provide professional nursing care in accordance with physician orders and[Employee must complete all requirements and obtain written approval ofthe Nursing CareerLadder Committee before eligible for thisclas sification.]with physician ordersand established policies and procedures to include collecting andanalyzing patient data,developing and implemen ting nursing care plans, establishinginterpersonal relationships withpat ients, evaluating nursing care given and communicating to properpersonne l relevant factsabout patients, action taken and patient Assist other nu rsing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actcharge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned. Provide direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control ofmaterial resources;appra ise quality and effectiveness of material and equipment and reportresult s to headnurse; maintain standards ofcleanliness in assigned areas. Obs erve activities of nursing staff and make recommendations to nursingmana gement forimprovement in the quality and effectiveness of nursing care g iven. Assist in the development and implementation of general policies a ndprocedures designed toeffect efficiency of operations. Perform other r elated duties incidental to the work described herein. .others Ability t o teachpatients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care Ability to use sensory and cognitivefunctions to process and prioritize information, treatment,and follow-upinterventions, evaluationandre-evalu ation of patient statusstanding and walkingspecial treatments to patient sprecautions Workingknowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and ot her regulatory

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 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 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: 9/18/2020
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