RN - New Grad - Cardiothoracic Step Down Unit
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New Graduate Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic Step Down Unit 3100 Durham NC 27710 - Various shifts available
- low nurse to patient ratio - 1:3
- highest acuity stepdown at Duke hospital
- recently increased payrates
- start dates starting October 2023 - March 2024
There are 3 Cardiothoracic (CT) Step Down Units at Duke University Hospital. These units provide a great career pathway with the Heart Services Department at Duke Health Systems. The CT Step Down Units at Duke offer new graduates the opportunity to work with high acuity surgical patients.
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Stepdown Units are designed to provide care for adult patients, who are transitioning from the Cardiothoracic ICU. These patients require high acquity care, and the environment is fast paced and challenging. The CT SDU is a great place to develop your critical thinking skills, and has many opportunities for professional growth. There is a free standing charge nurse on each unit that is available to provide additional support to the staff.
This area cares for complex patients with diagnoses such as pre/post cardiothoracic surgery including but not limited to coronary artery bypass grafts, heart valve repair and replacements, aortic and aneurysm repairs, wedge resections, lobectomies, heart transplants, lung transplants, and ventricular assist devices.
As a Clinical Nurse with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. The Clinical Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities. Utilizing the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Plan and provide advanced and/or specialized nursing care for patients in guided by DUHS Professional Practice model participate in the clinical ladder program, educational activities, departmental committees, research projects or other health related projects as assigned. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Adheres to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Work Hours & Shifts:
3 - 12 hour shifts per week ( after 8 week training, day, night, or rotating shifts available)
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:
- 0 - 1 year of experience - accepting new and recent graduates
- Graduation from an accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (or higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program is required.
- 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
- RN license required - a nurse may start on a compact license, but must obtain a NC perm license within 90 days of start at Duke Health
- BLS required
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