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Registered Nurse (Experienced) - General Medicine - Duke Regional Hospital- PRN NC

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 Regional Hospital



Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which ranks as the number four hospital in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, accordingto U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke Regional Hospital is the second largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services.



Duke Nursing Highlights:

Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital areconsistently 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)



Unit Overview

The Medicine/Dialysis Unit 5-1 at Duke Regional Hospital is comprised of a 36-beds. We are a very welcoming unit that strives at providing excellent patient care and customer service. We also believe in recognizing our staff for their dedication to nurse excellence. Our Team serves an extensive diverse patient population with illnesses and treatments which can include: Renal insufficiency, CHF, COPD, Peritoneal Dialysis, Sepsis, Pneumonia, insulin drips, heparin drips---plus many more! Some exciting highlights about our unit are: Expansion of skill set and competencies to grow within your practice, flexible shifts-including week end option, Clinical Career advancement, New Grad Residency Program-helps support entry level of nurses, Higher Education Tuition Reimbursement, Hospital and Unit based committees. Come join our dynamic team at Duke Regional Hospital



Shift Information

Per Diem

12-hour shifts.

Day shift (7a-7p) or Night shift (7p-7a)



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.

Nurses hired into this limited benefited classification will commit to work a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursing department. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.



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 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 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 formal learners.

Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and 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 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.



Experience

2 years of appropriate clinical experience required



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

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

Able 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





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 (Experienced) - General Medicine - Duke Regional Hospital- PRN NC, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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