Registered Nurse (Experienced or New)- Inpatient Surgical Oncology Unit 4700 - Duke Raleigh Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 235892
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center,advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.
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)
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Inpatient Unit 4700 - Surgical Oncology is seeking a Registered Nurse who embraces Advancing Health Together
Qualifying candidates will receive a $15,000.00 Commitment Bonus!
Duke Raleigh South Pavilion 4700 is a 32-bed unit and primarily admits patients for pre- or post-operative care. Our main surgical populations include head & neck, cardiothoracic, breast, GI, GYN, urology, vascular and plastics. There are opportunities to practice a wide variety of skills such as chest tube and other drain management, tube feedings, trach care, pain management with PCAs/epidurals, wound care, etc. The unit is part of Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County, which provides comprehensive cancer treatment for patients in Wake County receiving care across the continuum of inpatient and ambulatory settings.
Work Hours & Shifts:
12-hour shifts (7A to 7P Days) or (7P to 7A Nights)
Weekend expectation: up to 96 hours per 8-week schedule
Major holidays are assigned upon hire on a 3 year rotating schedule
Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act
Assist in the development and implementation of general policies and responses.
Provide direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control of as assigned with physician orders and established policies and procedures to include collecting and analyzing patient data, developing and implementing nursing care plans, establishing interpersonal relationships with patients, evaluating nursing care given and communicating to proper personnel relevant facts about patients, action taken and patient as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit material resources; appraise quality and effectiveness of material and equipment and report results to head nurse; maintain standards of cleanliness in assigned areas.
Observe activities of nursing staff and make recommendations to nursing management for improvement in the quality and effectiveness of nursing care given procedures designed to effect efficiency of operations.
Required Qualifications at this Level.
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 encouraged 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, Licensure, and/or Certification
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina.
Nurses hired at Duke Health with a valid compact license are required to obtain their North Carolina nursing license within 90 days of their start date.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Knowledge of professional theory, practice, and procedure
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families.
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others.
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care.
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up.
Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools Ability to use fine motor skills.
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area or organization.
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status.
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs.
Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients.
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
Ability to remain focused and organized.
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regulatory requirements
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
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.
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