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
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Plan and provide advanced and/or specialized nur sing care for patientsin accordance with guidelines established within t he Discipline ofNursing Clinical Ladder Program; participate in educatio nal activities,departmental committees, research projects or other healt h relatedprojects as assigned. Provide nursing services to patients and familiesin accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North C arolinaBoard of Nursing.
Identify care needs for patient populations at the unit level. Provideleadership in t he development of standards of care, patient/familyeducation and staff e ducation to address the needs of specificpopulations.Participate in educ ational activities, departmental committees, researchprojects and other health-related projects as assigned.Provide direction and guidance in th e proper use, care and control ofmaterial resources; appraise quality an d effectiveness of material andequipment and communicate to responsible individuals.Anticipate potential safety concerns in the environment of c are andintervene.Guide the professional growth of others at the unit lev el throughprecepting, role modeling, coaching and/or mentoring.Provide l eadership at a unit level for initiatives designed to improvethe quality of care or clinical outcomes for populations of patients andgrowth of o thers.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described here in.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scop e of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge of a nd appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of profession al theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acut e and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and mai ntain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrator s, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families in accord ance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive fu nctions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAb ility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activi ties, document assessments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and r e-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use computer and learn new soft ware programsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information u sing computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the ent ity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowl edge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and s pecial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection control proc edures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropr iate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirements.Pre-employment Physical Capa city Testing Required
The Clini cal Nurse III provides leadership at the unit level. The CNIIIindependen tly and creatively implements the nursing process forindividual patients and identifies needs and plans care for unit patientpopulations. The CN III is positive during changes and supports growth ofpeers. The CNIII is able to effectively communicate with all members ofthe health care team .
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.
Requires two years of appropriate clinical experience. In addition to the education and experience noted above, applicants must meet all requirements set forth by the Nursing Clinical Ladder Program for the level III.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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