Clinical Nurse, PRN -Med Surg Unit - Duke Regional
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 205063
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 Arrington, 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.
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 a strong advocate of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Nurses hired into this limited benefited classification will commit to working a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursing department. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.
Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on an assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care. Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers. Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as a team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned. Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources. Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriateness stance or educational offerings. Act as a preceptor and support the development of other staff and formal learners. Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practic al nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing p rocessKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their fam iliesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativel yAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbilit y to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare te am, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach pa tients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformatio n, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLSand/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,in terventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to us e computer and learn new software programsAble to document and communica te pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsA bility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbili ty to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre -employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Level Charact eristics
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.
2 years of appropriate clinical experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
Job Code: 00004231 CLINICAL NURSE, PRN Job Level: F1
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