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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!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Occ Summary

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.

Work Performed

Plan, provi de and document professional nursing care, utilizing thenursing process, in accordancewith physician orders and establishedpolicies and procedures 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 incidentalto 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 pertinent 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 proceduresand 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

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Work requires 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.


No experience required

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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