Registered Nurse - Duke University Hospital - 7800 Pulmonary Stepdown
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 21, 2023
Duke University Hospital
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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive
diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional
emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65
operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital
outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an
extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For , U.S.
News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in
11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes
& endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery,
gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics,
pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital
is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the
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.
Registered Nurse (New Grad or Experienced)
Duke University Hospital - Pulmonary Stepdown/Intermediate Care
Located in Duke North, 7th Floor (Unit 7800)
Duke University Health System seeks to hire an experienced or new
grad Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing
The Pulmonary Medicine Stepdown/Intermediate Care (Unit 7800) is
comprised of 28 beds, including 6 ventilator beds. Our patient
population includes Advanced Lung Diseases (ALS), Pulmonary
Hypertension, Cystic Fibrosis, Pre and Post Lung Transplant,
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis as well as a variety of medical
diseases involving all the body systems.
- Low Nurse-to-Patient ratios, 1: 3-4
- We are the only Adult Stepdown Unit at Duke University Hospital
caring for ventilator patients.
- Our unique Coaching Program supports new grads in their first
year of learning! We are a high-functioning team with positive
attitudes and a focus on Excellence and Compassionate Care.
- This unit offers Social Committees with Game Nights and
Resiliency Monthly Meetings where you will be paid to attend, will
go over any questions or concerns regarding the unit, and food and
beverage is available!
- High retention on the unit and historically we have produced
Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse III's and IV's, and internal
transfers to the ICU. Work Schedule
You will work 3, 12-hour shifts, 7a-7p or 7p-7a, Full Time. 36
hours per week.
What you will do:
As a Clinical Nurse in Duke University Health System, you will plan
and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance
with the medical and nursing plans of care and established policies
and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families
in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North
Carolina Board of Nursing.
- Plan, provide and document professional nursing care, utilizing
the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders and
established policies and procedures under the supervision of the
team leader or charge nurse.
- Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed
and unlicensed care providers.
- Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient
- Participate in maintaining the environment of care including
equipment and material resources. Prioritize work organization and
identify resources available to assist in completing components of
care in a timely manner.
- Participate in own professional development by maintaining
required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking
appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
- Support the development of other staff and formal
- Participate in the identification of clinical or operational
performance improvement opportunities and assist in performance
improvement activities. What you can expect:
- Multitask in myriad ways - document assessments, plan of care,
interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status,
access nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients,
independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
- Educate patients and families in accordance with the nursing
plan of care.
- Relationship management with patients, families, visitors,
healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others.
What we'll provide:
- Paid Training
- New Graduate Nurses: 8 weeks of paid orientation and monthly
nurse residency classes and the completion of a unit-focused
- Opportunities for a Lifetime. Duke University Health System is
committed to providing robust learning and development from Office
of Continuing Education.
- Clinical Ladder Advancement
- Tuition Assistance and Nurse Loan Forgiveness
- Relocation Grant and Sign On Bonus
- Nursing Specialty Certification Bonus
- Employee Referral Bonus
- Performance Increases
- Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee
Pension plan and much more. What you will need:
- Graduation from an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or
higher) 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.
Licensure and Certification Required:
- Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing
as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure
to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
- BLS Certification
General Description of the Job Class
Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for
patients in accordance with physician orders and established
policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and
families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the
North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care
utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with
physician orders and established policies and procedures. Use
professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care
based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to
Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and
unlicensed care providers.
Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and
act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an
entire unit as assigned.
Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment
of care including equipment and material resources.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required
competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate
assistance or educational offerings.
Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational
performance improvement opportunities and in performance
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described
Required Qualifications at this Level Education
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program.
Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April
11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are
encouraged to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years
of their start date but must complete the program within five years
of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014
are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job
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, Licensure, and/or Certification
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North
Carolina. BLS required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical
nurse and NCA
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill
patients and their families
Ability to independently seek out resources and work
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,
healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the
nursing plan of care
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and
prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Ability to use fine motor skills
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements
designated by work area
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,
interventions . click apply for full job details
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