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Registered Nurse (RN)- ICU- Rounding

DUKE RALEIGH CAMPUS Full Time Raleigh, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 245051
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Intensive Care Unit, Duke Raleigh Hospital, A Campus of Duke University Hospital Rounding Nurse/Response and Code Blue Team Member

This position requires 2 years of experience with ICU patient care.  You must also have ICU charge nurse and preceptor training. 

Department Profile:

The Intensive Care Unit at Duke Raleigh Hospital, A Campus of Duke University Hospital is a 28-bed multidisciplinary ICU. 2-1 staff to patient ratio. Our patient population varies from neuro, neurovascular, cardiac conditions, neurosurgery, liver & renal, sepsis and more. Our team's main goal is to deliver exemplary care for our patients to ensure optimal outcomes. Teamwork, open communication, and interdisciplinary collaboration is valued with our team.

General Description of the Job Class

The ICU Rounding Nurse program was created to decrease the number of cardiac arrests outside of the emergency department or the ICU. The primary goal for the position is to proactively identify and respond to inpatients that have acute care needs and assist with early interventions or with transitioning to a higher level of care. This nursing position also helps to lead rapid responses called hospital wide as well as respond to all code blues called. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

  • 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 assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.
  • Respond to all emergencies called in the hospital
  • Complete a chart review, focused assessment on identified high-risk patients each shift.
  • Complete documentation on all patients seen as well as all rapid responses and code blues
  • 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 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 appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Provide assistance and education to nurses who contact the ICU Rounding RN for help.
  • Act as 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.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education:

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.

Experience: 

  • Two years of ICU patient care. ICU charge nurse and preceptor training.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:  

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   

  • BLS certified
  • ACLS certified
  • NIHSS certification
  • Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and unlicensed staff
  • 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 use fine motor skills
  • Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area
  • 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
  • Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
  • 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 The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory requirements
  • Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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