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Registered Nurse - Duke University Hospital - General Medicine Stepdown/PCU

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

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 2021-2022, 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 Raleigh-Durham area. 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 recognized each 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 (based on eligibility) - Occ SummaryIndependently plan and provide professio nalcidental to the work described herein.
    Knowledge, Skills ande velopment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identific ationof clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities an d in performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties int eassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the de computer and learn new software programsAble to document and communicaivelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbi lity to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcara tion, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetenty to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinforme team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbiliti shedpolicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and fae rial resources.Participate in own professional development by maintainin ursing care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and establmi lies inaccordance with the scope of the RN asdefined by the North Caroli naBoard of Nursing.
    Work PerformedPlan, provide,supe rvise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing proces sfor patients in accordance with physicianorders and established policie s and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualizethepl an of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and respon se to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in thedeliv ery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a groupof patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate correctiveact ion to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and matngrequ iredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriaAbilit iesKnowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nur se andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to asses s nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand theirfamiliesAb ility to independently seek out resources and work collaboratin BLS and/ or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated bywork areaAbil ity to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventio ns, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilitytouste pertinen t information using computerand/or paper documentationtoolsAbility to na vigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to withst and prolonged standing and walking.Ability to remain focusedand organize dWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involvedin administering routineand special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completio n of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Ph ysical Capacity Testing Required
    Minimum Qualifications
    Education Work requiresgraduation 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 classification.
    Experience 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. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , Registered Nurse - Duke University Hospital - General Medicine Stepdown/PCU, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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