Registered Nurse (RN) - Med/Surg - General Medicine Stepdown
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 208436
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.
Registered Nurse (New Graduate or Experienced)
Duke University Hospital - General Medicine Stepdown - Progressive Care Unit
Located in Duke Medicine Pavilion, 8 East
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The General Medicine Stepdown Unit (8 East) contains a total of 24 inpatient beds. Our team of nursing staff provides exceptional care to patients with complex medical conditions. As a progressive care unit, patients on 8 East include Covid/Respiratory with continuous Bipap and Optiflow, Trauma, Transplant, Neuro, Cardiac, OB, and Oncology. We partner with our GIP Hospice Team to focus on end-of-life with complex nursing needs. In addition, a portion of our beds are devoted to patients with increased critical care needs beyond the normal step-down level with IV titratable medications (vasopressors) and arterial line monitoring. We will also have virtual nursing to take care of admission and discharge for our patients.
Fantastic opportunity to be a part of a new unit at Duke University Hospital with multiple learning opportunities and growth within the unit.
Affords the clinical experience to attain strong critical thinking skills, vast knowledge of disease processes and body systems, and robust care management skills.
We are a diverse, highly functioning team that collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care. We put the patient at the center of everything we do.
You will work full time, part time or PRN. Flexible Shift Scheduling.
What you will do: As a Clinical Nurse in Duke University Health System, you will plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Plan, provide and document professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures under the supervision of the team leader or charge nurse.
Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.
Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care.
Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipment and material resources. Prioritize work organization and identify resources available to assist in completing components of care in a timely manner.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Support the development of other staff and formal learners.
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assist in performance improvement activities.
What you can expect:
Multitask in myriad ways - document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status, access nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients, independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
Educate patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care.
Relationship management with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others.
What we'll provide:
New Grad Nurses: 8 weeks of paid orientation and monthly nurse residency classes and the completion of a unit-focused project.
Experienced Nurses: 4 - 6 weeks of paid orientation depending on level of experience.
Opportunities for a Lifetime. Duke University Health System is committed to providing robust learning and development from the Office of Continuing Education.
Clinical Ladder Advancement
Tuition Assistance and Nurse Loan Forgiveness
Relocation Grant and Sign On Bonus
Nursing Specialty Certification Bonus
Employee Referral Bonus
Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Pension plan and much more.
What you will need:
Graduation from an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or higher) OR Associate's Degree in Nursing OR Nursing Diploma program.
**All Registered Nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing will be required to enroll in a BSN program within two years of hire and to complete the program within five years of enrollment.
Licensure and Certification Required:
Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
To apply please email your CV / resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.