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!
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.
Independently plan and provide professional nursi ng care for patients inaccordance with physician orders and established policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and familie s inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.Nurses hired into this limited benefited classification will commit towork a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursingdepartment. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.
Plan, provide, supervise a nd document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing process for p atients in accordance with physicianorders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize the plan o f care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and response t o care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of pa tients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate corrective acti on to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and material r esources.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requ iredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassi stance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the develop ment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and in performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties incident al to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abili ties
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practic al nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing p rocessKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their fam iliesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativel yAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbilit y tocommunicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare te am, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach pa tients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformatio n, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,in terventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to us e computer and learn new software programsAble to document and communica te pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsA bility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbili ty to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre -employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Level Charact eristics
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.
2 years of appropriate clinical experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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