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 MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™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
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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 n ursCharacteristics
by work areaAbility to record activities, do cument assessments, planofnowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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< h3>Knowledge, Skills aning care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and establishedes and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgme nt to individualize theelivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a groused andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nur sing personnel in the dp of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monito r and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment ofcare incl uding equipmentand maty to use computer and learn new software programs Able to document and coerial resources.Participate in own professional d evelopment by maintainiication of clinical or operational performanceimp rovement opportunitiespractical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, pra ctice and procedureAbieir familiesAbility to independently seek out reso urces and work collaboent in BLS and/or other specialized life support r equirementsdesignatedpolicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and familis for patients in accordance with physicianorders an d established policiand in performance improvement activities.Perform ot her related duties ieach patients and families in accordance with the nu rsingplan of careAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronicall y ill patientsand thlity to use sensory and cognitive functions to proce ss and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fin e motor skillsCompetcare,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilittsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkin g.Ability to remainmmunicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentationtoolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinic al care for patienaBoard of Nursing. Work PerformedPlan, provid e, supervise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing procesrativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relat ionshipcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbili ty to tplan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs a nd resd Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed ponse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise theactivities of other licen ateassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support then g requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropris Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthe s inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolinf ocused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniquesinvo
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 expected to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date but must completethe 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.
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, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensurein the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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