Registered Nurse (RN) - General Surgery Trauma Stepdown
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 228509
Duke University Hospital
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 Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each 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!
Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)
Plan and provide professional nursing care fo r patients in accordancewith the medical and nursing plans of care and e stablished policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients andfamilies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the Nort hCarolinaBoard of Nursing.
Plan, provi de and document professional nursing care, utilizing thenursing process, in accordance with physician orders and establishedpolicies and procedur es under the supervision of the team leader orcharge nurse.Delegate task s and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care prov iders.Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care. Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipmentan d material resources. Prioritize work organization and identifyresources available to assist in completing components of care in atimely manner.P articipate in own professional development by maintaining requiredcompet encies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassistance ore ducational offerings.Support the development of other staff and formalle arners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational perf ormanceimprovement opportunities and assist in performance improvementac tivities.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described h erein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of s cope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge o f and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of profess ional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of a cute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to independen tly seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly w ith patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administra tors, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families inacco rdance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-up Ability to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialize d life support requirementsdesignated by work area or organizationAbilit y to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interventions , evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAbility to document and communicate perti nent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility t o navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to wi thstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused andorgan izedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administe ringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge ofinfect ion control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge andcomple tion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
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.
No experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Musthave current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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