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Registered Nurse - Duke University Hospital - Adult Medicine Stepdown 2300 - Weekend-Only Option 7pm

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.



About Duke University Hospital



Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more.





Registered Nurse, Weekend-Only Nights

Duke University Hospital - Adult Medicine Stepdown Unit 2300

Commitment Bonus for Eligible Candidates!



Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

The Adult General Medicine Intermediate/Stepdown Unit (2300) is comprised of 31 beds. Our team of nursing staff provides exemplary care for a variety of complex patients with diagnoses such as Sepsis, Sickle Cell, GI Bleed, End Stage Renal Failure, Diabetes, and Behavioral Health Disorders.





Department Highlights:

RN to Patient Ratio is 1: 3-4
Phenomenal teamwork, multi-disciplinary collaboration and professional respect - we offer a dynamic environment for professional development.
Extraordinary unit culture that embraces each team member - a sense of belonging.
Affords the clinical experience to attain strong critical thinking skills, vast knowledge of disease processes and body systems, and robust care management skills.



Duties and Responsibilities of this Level



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 care.
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 learners.
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assist in performance improvement activities.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



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 classification.



Experience

No experience required.
All CNIs will be enrolled in and must complete the DUHS Vizient Nurse Residency Program within 12 months of hire.



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 unlicensed staff
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 collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
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 or organization
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs
Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Ability to remain focused and organized
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Working knowledge and completion of appropriate The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory requirements
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required



Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level



N/A



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University 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.





Job Code: 00004023 CLINICAL NURSE I
Job Level: F1



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 essential job 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.

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