Registered Nurse - Duke Regional Hospital - Orthopedics & Neurosurgery unit
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 130071
Duke Regional Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System.
Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.
Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In the fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Independently plan and provide professional nursi ng care for patientsin accordance with physician ordersand established policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and familie s inaccordance with the scope of theRN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Plan, provide, super vise and document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physicianorders and established policie s and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and resp onse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licens ed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the de livery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate correctiv e action to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and mate rial resources.Participate in own professional development by maintainin g requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropria teassistance or educational offerings.Act as preceptor and support the d evelopment of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identifi cation of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities a nd in performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties in cidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed p ractical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nur sing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbil ity to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand the ir familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collabor ativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthc are team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to te ach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbil ity to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinfo rmation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompete nt in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated b y work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of c are,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilityto use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and com municate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patient sAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to remain f ocused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques invol ved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking kn owledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking kn owledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirem entsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Workrequires 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 expected 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.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must havecurrent or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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