Registered Nurse (RN) - Duke Health - Inpatient Dialysis - All Shifts
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 210168
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 University Hospital - Inpatient Dialysis
New Grad or Experienced Registered Nurse
Located in Duke North, 7th Floor, Durham, North Carolina
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The Inpatient Dialysis Unit contain a total of 12 inpatient beds. Our team of nursing staff provide exceptional care to patients that require Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis or Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy throughout the entire Duke University Hospital.
This position is eligible for a $15K sign-on bonus for qualified nurses! Reach out to learn more!
Fantastic multiple learning opportunities and growth within the unit. This unit is set apart from other inpatient dialysis units because we have much more acute patient population.
Affords the clinical experience to attain strong critical thinking skills, strong time management skills and robust care management skills.
We are a diverse, highly functioning team that collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care. We put the patient at the center of everything we do.
Join our team and work closely with nursing leadership and physicians, including a safety huddle each morning where nursing staff and nursing leadership identify any safety issues over the previous 24-hour period.
It's challenging, fun and keeps your day fresh.
We offer flexible scheduling with various shifts.
You will work Full Time 3, 12 hour shifts, 36 hours total or PRN 2, 12 hour shifts per week, 24 hours total.
We are also offering one 8-hour shift from 3p-11p, 5 days a week.
PRN: 2, 12 hour shifts per week. Must have Dialysis experince.
What you will do:
As a Clinical Nurse in Duke University Health System, you will plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care 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 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.
What you can expect:
You will learn the skillset of dialysis, but also responsible for the nursing care of patients during their treatments. We have patients on insulin drips, cardiac drips, patients with tracheostomies, chest tubes, etc. that you will be responsible for maintaining during the patient's dialysis treatment.
You will provide Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy for patients throughout the hospital becoming competent in all modalities
A typical day in our dialysis unit is a 12-hour shift where you will treat patients on the unit or at the bedside
If you treat patients at bedside you will be 1:1, but will be responsible for going to the patient to complete HD and hooking up our unique water system. Generally, two bedside treatments can be completed in one shift.
If you are assigned to treat patients on the unit, you will have 2 patients per 1 nurse. There are usually 2 - 3 dialysis shifts per day, so you would be treating a total of 4 - 6 patients on a normal day.
Multitask in myriad ways - document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status, access nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients, independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
Educate patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care.
Relationship management with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others.
Hone your nursing skills and learn:
Insulin drips, Chest tube insertion.
Perfect your hands-on nursing skills with an acute population of patients.
Greater bedside nursing.
Opportunity to use transferable skills to gain new skillsets.
If this is your calling to be a nurse and educator, then you will love your work as a Dialysis nurse.
The investment comes in seeing the transformation of your patients from feeling sick and afraid, to strong and independent.
You apply your "core" nursing skills to assess, diagnose and implement complete care plans as you look at the whole patient.
There's a lot to track and manage and the joy comes in witnessing how your care impacts patients' lives.
What we will provide:
New Graduate Nurses: 8 weeks of paid orientation, weekly and bi-weekly meetings with preceptor and leader, and monthly nurse residency classes and the completion of a unit-focused project.
Opportunities for a Lifetime. Duke University Health System is committed to providing robust learning and development from the Office of Continuing Education.
Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Pension plan and much more.
What you will need:
Graduation from an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or higher) 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. We do offer Tuition Assistance.
Licensure and Certification Required:
Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
To quickly apply please email your CV / resume to Avery.Gardner@Duke.Edu!
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