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.
Occ SummaryIndependently plan and provide professional nursing car e for patients inaccordance with physician orders and established polici esandprocedures.Provide nursing services to patients and families inacco rdance with thescope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.Work PerformedPlan, provide, supervise and document professiona lnursing careutilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance wi th physicianorders and established policies and procedures.Use professio nal nursing judgment to individualize the plan of carebased on assessmen tof the patient's baseline needs and response tocare.Delegate tasks ands upervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care providers.A ssist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actast eam leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entireunitasass igned.Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and material resources.Participate in ownpro fessional development by maintaining requiredcompetencies, identifying l earning needs and seeking appropriateassistance or educational offerings .Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formall earners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operationalperf ormanceimprovement opportunities and in performance improvement activiti es.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of scope of the registerednurse , licensed practical nurse andNCA Knowledge of and appropriate applicati on of the nursing process.Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure.Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their families.Ability to independently seek out resources a nd work collaboratively.Ability to establish and maintain effective work ing relationships.Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families , visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership andothers.Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nur singplan of care.Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions toproces s and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-up.Ability touse fine motor skills.Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support req uirementsdesignated by work area.Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan ofcare,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status.Ability to use computer and learn new software programs.A ble to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/ or paper documentation tools.Ability to navigate the entity to provide c linical care for patients.Ability to withstand prolonged standing and wa lking.Ability to remain focused and organized.Working knowledgeof proced ures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatme nts to patients.Working knowledge of infection control proceduresand saf etyprecautions.Working knowledge and completion of appropriateJCAHO and otherregulatory requirements.Pre-employment Physical CapacityTesting Req uired.Level CharacteristicsN/A
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degreein 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 yearsof their start date.
No experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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