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Registered Nurse - General Operating Room - Duke University Hospital CNII
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 167870
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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Surgical Technologists (ST) are allied health professionals who assistin the preparation and care of surgical patients ranging from infancy togeriatrics under the general direction of a prof essional nurse. The STpossesses expertise in the theory and application ofsterile aseptictechnique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgicalprocedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilit ate asurgeon's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic proced ures.The ST who hasa dual function in the operating room and the ambulat orysetting demonstrates competency in the care of surgical patientspreop eratively and postoperatively in the ambulatory surgical clinicsetting.< /p>
Level INew graduate with up to 18 mont hs of full-time equivalent experience.Perform all responsibilities in a manner that demonstrates ServiceExcellence towards patients, physicians, peers and other departments.Assume responsibility for upholding the poli cies and procedures of thedepartment and organization.Demonstrates eager ness to learn, takes direction, adapts to changeswithin unit, demonstrat es consistent progress toward Level II.Establishes and maintains sterile field and assures team maintainssterile environment. Demonstrate and pra ctice a good understanding ofsterile technique.Has a basic knowledge ofi nstrumentations. Prepare Operating Room withappropriate instrumentation, equipment and supplies.Demonstrates correct and safe instrumentationpas sing and performssponge, needle and instrument counts in a safe and accu rate manner.Maintain technical skills to serve a patient population comp rised ofinfancy to geriatric clients.Take calls and rotate shifts asrequ ired under the direction of aregistered nurse.For Surgical Technologists with a dual role in an ambulatoryenvironment, additional responsibiliti es may include: prepare patientsfor examinations and procedures in the s urgical clinic setting; assistthe physician during patient examination a nd procedures in the clinic;collect and label laboratory specimens for p rocessing; reinforcepostoperative instructions under direction of physic ian or RN; assistwith incoming and outgoing patient calls under supervis ion of physicianor RN; remove sutures/ staples, change sterile and non-s teriledressings, following DUHS policies and procedures, under direction of RNor physician; perform other clinical functions as delegated andsup ervised by the RN or physician; schedule and post surgical cases;coordin ate complex scheduling of cases which require additional surgicalsupport ; update and file patient medical records.Must advance to level II withi n 18 months.Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.Level IIPerform all the duties and responsibilities of Level I, plus thefollow ing:Assist with the teaching of newly hired technologists and studenttec hnologists.Serve as a role model to new employees and other staff member s.Establish and maintain sterile field and assure team maintains sterile environment independently.Anticipate the needs of the surgical team.Appl y basic knowledge of instrumentations to several cases.Demonstrateapprop riate and correct case preparation.Competent at unit level.Corrects defi ciencies at the case level.Communicate effectively with patients,staff m embers and physicians.Adherence to standards including but not limited t o unit and hospitalpolicies and procedures, regulatory standards,and pat ient safety goals.Assume responsibility for self and ensures that the po licies, proceduresand safety practices of the Operating Room andHospital are reinforced.Perform other duties and responsibilities as required. p>
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to adapt to ch anges within unit.Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pres sure in astressful environment, and often without relief.Ability to demo nstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the surgicalprocedureand the in strumentation required in order to effectivelyanticipate the needs of th e surgeon.Ability to set priorities and respond appropriatelyto actual a nd/orpotential life threatening situations.
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 monthsof 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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