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Registered Nurse (RN) - Duke Regional Hospital

HEALTH SYSTEM Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 238318
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About Duke Regional Hospital


Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which ranks as the number four hospital in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke Regional Hospital is the second largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services.

Registered Nurse - Duke Regional Hospital

Experienced RNs (1+ years of experience) are eligible for a $15,000 Commitment Bonus!

New Grad RNs are eligible for a $7,500 Commitment Bonus!

Relocation Bonuses also available!

Shift Information

Full-time; 36 hours per week.

Three (3) 12-hour shifts.

Day shift (7a-7p) OR night shift (7p-7a) available!

Opportunities Available

  • General Medicine Unit 4-1
    • A 34-bed unit caring for patients with a wide range of diagnoses including patients who require cardiac telemetry and patients with respiratory illnesses who require higher levels of oxygen but do not meet ICU criteria
  • General Medicine 
    • A 36-bed unit serving patients with diverse illnesses and treatment requirements including renal insufficiency, CHF, COPD, Peritoneal Dialysis, Sepsis, Pneumonia, insulin and heparin drips
  • Ortho/Neuro Unit
    • A 40-bed unit focused on both orthopedic and neuroscience specialties, as well as general medicine.
  • Cardiac Telemetry Stepdown
    • A 37-bed unit caring for intermediate and stepdown patients experiencing acute cardiac events (congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, dysrhythmias, cardiac catheterization, cardiac drips) and require cardiac monitoring
  • General Medicine Stepdown
    • A 40-bed unit caring for both intermediate and progressive care/step-down patients (general medicine, some surgery, neurology, palliative care, and inpatient hospice)

Hospital Overview

Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of 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 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 strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses

General Description of this Role

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 Role

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 for this Role

Education

  • Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program.
  • Registered Nurses who do not have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) or higher will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date, and to complete that program within five-years of their start date in this role.
  • Exception: Registered Nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April 11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) or higher are encouraged to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date, and must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are grandfathered in and therefore not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification.

Experience

  • No previous RN experience is required for New Graduate Registered Nurses
  • One-year of RN experience is required for level II Registered Nurses

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

  • Must have current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina, or a current compact RN license to start in this role.
  • BLS required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA
  • 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 JCAHO and other regulatory requirements
  • Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

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.

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You’ve always been called to care – and we share your dedication to making a meaningful difference in the community. With the entire team united through this purpose, there are no limits to what we can achieve together. You’ll have all the resources you need here to leave a legacy of exceptional service because at Duke Health we support you in your calling to care.

Awards and Recognition

Duke Health is consistently recognized as a top employer for our dedication to the team members and the patients we serve.

Forbes list

On Forbes list of Best Large Employers, we are the #1 healthcare recipient in North Carolina for 2023.

LGBTQ Recognition

Our hospitals are consistently recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders by Healthcare Equality Index.

Magnet Recognition

We are among about 9 percent of U.S. hospitals that hold the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition honor.

CHIME Digital Health

CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recipient since 2018, honoring our ability to elevate the health and care of communities around the world.

Magnet Recognition
We are proud to be named a top healthcare system in North Carolina on Fortune’s 2024 list of America’s Most Innovative Companies.

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