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Experienced RN - 7100 Cardiology (Medicine) Step Down
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 71592
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 Magnet® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina'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.
Independently plan and provide professional nursi ng care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and established policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and familie s inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Plan, provide, super vise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physicianorders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and resp onse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licens ed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the de livery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate correctiv e action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and mate rial resources.Participate in own professional development by maintainin g requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropria teassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the d evelopment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identifi cation of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities a nd in performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties in cidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills andAbilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed p ractical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nur sing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbil ity to assess nursing needs of acuteand chronically ill patientsand the ir familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collabor ativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to te ach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbil ity to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinfo rmation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompete nt in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated b y work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of c are,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and com municate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patient sAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to remain f ocused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques invol ved in administeringroutine and specialtreatments to patientsWorking kn owledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking kn owledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirem entsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Workrequires 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.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience whoare 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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