New Grad RN - 7700 Cardiology Step Down
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!
Cardiology Step Down at Duke University Hospital provides care for cardiology medicine patients with a range of diagnoses. The patient population includes but is not limited to the care of acute coronary syndrome, post cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology procedures, dysrhythmias, heart failure, heart transplant workups and congenital heart disease. These patients require high acuity care and many come directly from the ICU, post procedures or outside hospitals requiring an increased level of care. Many times, these patients encompass a multi-system involvement which can include but is not limed to pulmonary, renal, endocrine and neurology. The environment is fast paced, challenging and a great place to promote and develop your critical thinking skills with many opportunities for professional growth.Occ Summary
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment an d supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requi red.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and inform ingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal car e proceduresto patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-makin g,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder eli mination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal n eeds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities byreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patie nts, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.No te and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patie nts, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdr inking water.Perform fingersticks forblood glucose testing, with approp riatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpat ients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specime ns.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asreq uired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining require dskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevel opment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dress ing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform ot her related duties incidental to work described herein.
Know ledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniqu es and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking kn owledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine an d special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, persona l hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to workin a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of the hospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety pre cautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy liftin g and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovariou s hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow ora l and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto esta blish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hosp ital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non -professional bedside patient care
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or NursingDiploma 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.
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