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Registered Nurse - PRN Cancer Center Radiation/Oncology Durham, NC
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 163808
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!
Independently plan and provide profession al nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and est ablished policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patientsa nd families inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the Nor th Carolina Board of Nursing.
Nurses hired into this limited be nefited classification will commit to work a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursing department. Compensation is a flat rate t hat is based on years of experience.
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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 p atient's baseline needs and response to care.
Delegate tasks an d supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care provide rs.
Assist other nursing personnelin the delivery of nursing c are and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned.
Monitor and initiate corrective actio n to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material r esources.
Participate in own professional development by mainta ining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appr opriate assistance or educational offerings.
Act as preceptor a nd 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. p>
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described her ein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of sc ope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA. Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process. Knowledge of pro fessional theory, practice and procedure. Ability to assess nursing need s of acute and chronically ill patients and their families. Ability to i ndependently seek out resources and work collaboratively. Ability to est ablish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communic ate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicia ns, administrators, leadership and others. Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care. Ability to use se nsoryand cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, tre atment, and follow-up. Ability to use fine motor skills. Competent in BL S 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 t o use computer and learn new software programs. Able to document and com municate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools.Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for pati ents. Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to rem ain focused and organized. Working knowledge of procedures and technique s 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 regula tory requirements. Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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.
2 years of appropriate clinical experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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