Registered Nurse (Experienced RN or New RN) - DUH - Abdominal Transplant/Nephrology/Surgery - Durham
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 168851
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.
Full time Day shift
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.
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 the 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 a 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 a 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
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and acknowledge 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 collaborative ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
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
Record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
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
Remain focused and organized and have 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 JCAHO and other regulatory requirements Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014, and April 11, 2021
Candidates 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 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.
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 licensure in the state of North Carolina.
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