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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
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
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.
Occ Summary Work PerformedN/AKnowledge , Skills and AbilitiesPerform other related duties incidental to the wor k described herein.Level Characteristicsactivities.Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved infollow-upAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsWorking knowledge of infectio n control procedures and safetyParticipate in own professional developme nt by maintaining requiredAbility to use sensory and cognitive functionsto process andplan of careWorking knowledge and completion of appropria te JCAHO and otherKnowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed p ractical nurseadministering routine and specialtoolsCompetent in BLS and /or other specialized life support requirementsprecautionsregulatory req uirementsAbility to teach patients and families in accordance with the n ursingKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing processAbi lity to use computer and learn new software programsand their familiesprioritize information, treatment, andtreatments to patientsAbility to use fine motor skillsParticipate in the identification of clinical or opera tionalevaluation of patient statusAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,Ability tonavigate the entity to provide cli nical care for patientsAbility to establish and maintain effective worki ng relationshipsunlicensed care providers.Delegate tasks and supervise t he activities of other licensed andAbility to independently seek out res ources and work collaborativelyAbility to remain focused and organizedhe althcare team, physicians,Ability to withstand prolonged standing and wa lking with the ability toAbility to document and communicate pertinent i nformation usingKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure and NCAinterventions, evaluation and re-administrators, leadership and o thersneeds and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.A bility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,competencies, identifying learningpoundsorganizationdesignated by work area orPl an and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordanceservi ces to patients andmove or lift at least fiftycomputer and/or paper docu mentationleader or charge nurse.Support the development of other staff a nd formal learners.supervision of the teamPlan, provide and document pro fessional nursing care, utilizing thewith physician orders and establish ed policies and procedures under thenursing process, in accordanceAssist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care.families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the NorthCarolina Boar d of Nursing.timely manner.Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipmentplans of care and established policies and proc edures. Provide nursingperformance improvement opportunities andwith the medical and nursingand material resources.assist in performance improve mentwork organization and identify resources available to assist incompl eting components of care in aPrioritize
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 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. BLS required.
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As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.