Duke Regional Hospital 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
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patientsin accordance with physician orders and establ ishedpolicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and fa milies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Car olinaBoard of Nursing.
Plan, provide, superviseand document professional nursing careutilizing the nursing pro cessfor patients in accordance with physicianorders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursingjudgment to individualize t heplan of care based on assessment of thepatient's baseline needs and re sponse to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other lice nsed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a gro upof patients or an entire unitas assigned.Monitor and initiate correcti veaction to maintain the environment ofcare including equipment and material resources.Participate in own professional development by maintainin grequiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seekingappropriate assistance or educational offerings.Act aspreceptor and support the dev elopment of other staff and formallearners.Participate inthe identificat ion of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities andi n performance improvement activities.Perform other related duties incide ntal to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills andAbilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practi cal nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbilityto assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand theirfami liesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcareteam ,physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teachpatie nts and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbilityto use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, t reatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetentin BLS a nd/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work area Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,interve ntions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilitytouse compu ter and learn new software programsAble to document and communicate pert inent information using computerand/or paper documentationtoolsAbility t o navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to wi thstand prolonged standing and walking.Ability to remain focused and org anizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in adminis teringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge ofinf ection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and co mpletion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employ ment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. 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.
2 years of appropriate clinical experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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