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Registered Nurse (RN), New Grad GEMS Acute Care Program

DUKE HOSPITAL Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 237621
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Registered Nurse New Grad GEMS Acute Care Program

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

Relocation Bonuses also available!

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.

New graduate RNs are eligible for a $7,500 commitment bonus! A relocation bonus is also available!

Shift Information:

  • Full-time; Three 12-hour shifts - 36 hours per week
  • Day shift (7a-7p) OR night shift (7p-7a) available

Program Overview:

The GEMS Acute Care Program is an 18-month program designed to help nurses set a solid foundation for their nursing career and gain a wide array of acute care experience in one of Duke Health’s three hospitals in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. Following a general nursing orientation, new nurses will orient to three different acute care units over an eight-week period, before interviewing for their unit preference for the remainder of the program.

New nurses will be assigned a mentor as well as participate in seminars on acute care topics and special experience observations to explore the patient continuum of care beyond acute care.

Candidates of this program will need to be registered with the North Carolina Board of Nursing by no later than July 24, 2024. This program cohort begins July 29, 2024.

Nurses can participate in the program at the following Duke Health locations:

  • Duke University Hospital: A 1,048 bed hospital that offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities and is consistently rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States. Known around the world for outstanding care and groundbreaking research, Duke University Hospital includes a regional emergency/trauma center, major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms, an edosurgery center, and an ambulatory surgery center with nine operating rooms.
  • Duke Regional Hospital: Serving Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance countiesfor more than 45 years, 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 Raleigh Hospital, A Campus of Duke University Hospital: A 204 bed hospital that offers a comprehensive array of services, including cancer care, cardiovascular care, neuroscience, advanced gastrointestinal care, and wound healing. Duke Raleigh Hospital also maintains laboratory and imaging services, a pain clinic, 24/7 emergency care, community outreach and education programs while providing a patient-friendly setting.

Opportunities are available across the following units: General Medicine, General Medicine Stepdown, General Medicine Dialysis, Pulmonary Medicine Stepdown, General Surgery Stepdown, General Surgery/Bariatric, Abdominal Transplant, Ortho/Neuro, Cardiac Telemetry Stepdown, Med Surg, Ortho Med Surg, and Oncology Med Surg. 

Job Responsibilities:

Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care 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.

  • Plan, provide, and document professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures under the supervision of the team leader or charge nurse.
  • Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.
  • Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care.
  • Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipment and material resources. Prioritize work organization and identify resources available to assist in completing components of care in a timely manner.
  • Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Support the development of other staff and formal learners.
  • Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assist in performance improvement activities.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • 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.

Job Qualifications:

  • No experience required.
  • All CNIs will be enrolled in and must complete the DUHS Vizient Nurse Residency Program within 12 months of hire.
  • Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.

Duke University 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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