Registered Nurse (Experienced RN)- Duke Regional Hospital Metabolic/Weight Loss Surgery Clinic
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 159682
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 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, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
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Experienced Registered Nurse- Duke Regional Hospital Metabolic/Weight Loss Surgery Clinic
Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospitalseeks to hire an experiencedRegistered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The Metabolic /Weight Loss Surgery Clinic that helps to safely guide patients to surgery ensuring that all program and insurance requirements are met. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
Work Hours & Shifts:
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.
Plan, provide, and 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 de livery of nursing care and acts team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unites 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 identify cation of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities. Perform other related duties assigned to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed p practical nurse and NC 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 collator actively. 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.
Education, and Experience Required
-Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program.
- Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.
-Clinic or surgical experience preferred
- Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS 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.
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