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Discover Medical-Surgical, Critical Care and Dialysis Opportunities

The medical-surgical, critical care, and dialysis units at Duke University Hospital offer incredible opportunities to grow your clinical career. You'll find the freedom to explore your passions, learn new skills, and gain valuable experience to build a broader foundation of clinical knowledge that you can use anywhere. 

Experience support and teamwork within one of the 11 medical-surgical, critical care, and dialysis units at Duke University Hospital — consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States and known for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Join us. 


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Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, and Dialysis Units


Medical-Surgical Team Members

Incentives and Benefits Designed for You

Commitment Bonuses: Experienced registered nurses are eligible for a $15,000 commitment bonus in select units. Nursing assistants are eligible for a $5,000 commitment bonus in select units.

Relocation Assistance: Up to $8,000 in relocation assistance is available to help experienced registered nurses with moving costs, if living 50 or more miles away from their designated Duke University Health System facility.

Tuition Assistance: Team members can receive tuition assistance of up to $5,250 per calendar year after six months of full-time employment to pursue further education. 

In addition, nurses can take advantage of the RN Tuition Assistance Program, which contributes up to 90% of a benefits-eligible nurse's Duke University School of Nursing tuition for select master's and doctorate programs after three years of full-time employment. Duke University School of Nursing is ranked #1 for all of its participating master's and doctorate of nursing practice programs and specialties, and has the #2 overall doctorate of nursing practice program, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 graduate school rankings

Nurse Loan Forgiveness: Eligible nurses who work in Duke's three hospitals and associated ambulatory clinics, procedural areas, Duke HomeCare & Hospice, and Duke Primary Care can receive up to $25,000 for outstanding student loans for pre-licensure nursing education. 

Career Ladder: This program helps advance team members' clinical careers through promotion.

Back-up Care Service: 10 annual days of back-up care at discounted rates using Bright Horizons' network of caregivers who provide temporary care when team members have a disruption in their regular care. Team members can use these 10 days either in-home for both child and adults for $6 per hour, or at a Bright Horizons center at $15 per child per day or $25 per family.

Additional Bonuses: Team members can receive additional bonuses for continuing education certifications and for referring prospective team members to Duke Health. 

In addition to these incentives and benefits, Duke Health invests in all full-time team members with comprehensive benefits through our Total Rewards Program.

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My leadership and colleagues have been instrumental in my success. My manager was supportive of balancing school and work, and many of my coworkers offered to pick up shifts for me.

Jason Suarez

Nurse Manager of Operations, Duke University HospitalWith Duke since 2014

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Let's Advance Health Together

Schedule a 15-minute call with Keely, recruiter for the medical-surgical, critical care, and dialysis units, to discuss available opportunities across Duke Health, benefits and incentives designed for you, and how you can play a role in advancing health. 

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