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 Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients i n accordancewith the medical and nursing plans of care and established p olicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients andfamilies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the NorthCarolinaBoa rd of Nursing. Work Performed Plan, provide and document professional nu rsing care, utilizing thenursing process,in accordance with physician or ders and establishedpolicies and procedures under the supervision of the team leader orcharge nurse.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other healthcare p ersonnel in the delivery of patient care.Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipmentand material resources. Prioritiz e work organization and identifyresourcesavailable to assist in completi ng components of care in atimely manner.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredcompetencies, identifying learning ne eds and seeking appropriateassistance oreducational offerings.Support th e development of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the ident ification of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunitie s and assist in performance improvementactivities.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Knowledge, Skills and Ab ilities Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical n urse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing proce ssKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to ass ess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familie sAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbi lity to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patien ts and families inaccordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, tr eatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS a nd/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work area or organizationAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAb ility to use computer and learn new software programsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper docume ntation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to r emain focused andorganizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWork ing knowledge ofinfection control procedures and safety precautionsWorki ng knowledge andcompletion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requ irementsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

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.


No experience required

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.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 9/2/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
Work Type: