New Grad RN- 7300 Cardiology (Medicine) Step Down
Company: Duke University Health System
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: June 18, 2022
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the
best in the United States and is known around the world for its
outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University
Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic
and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma
center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an
endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine
operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital
admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in
fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North
Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for
seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery,
nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology,
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
- Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet-- -
- 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!
- Relocation Assistance!
Cardiology Step Down at Duke University Hospital provides care for
cardiology medicine patients with a range of diagnoses. The patient
population includes but is not limited to the care of acute
coronary syndrome, post cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology
procedures, dysrhythmias, heart failure, heart transplant workups
and congenital heart disease. These patients require high acuity
care and many come directly from the ICU, post procedures or
outside hospitals requiring an increased level of care. Many times,
these patients encompass a multi-system involvement which can
include but is not limed to pulmonary, renal, endocrine and
neurology. The environment is fast paced, challenging and a great
place to promote and develop your critical thinking skills with
many opportunities for professional growth.
Occ SummaryPlan and provide professional nursing care for p atients
in accordancewith the medical and nursing plans of care and esta
blished policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to
patients and families inaccordance with the scope of the RN as
defined by the North CarolinaBoard of Nursing.
Plan, provid e and document professional nursing care, utilizing
thenursing process, in accordance with physician orders and
establishedpolicies and procedur es under the supervision of the
team leader orcharge nurse.Delegate task s and supervise the
activities of other licensed andunlicensed care prov iders.Assist
other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care.
Participate in maintaining the environment of care including
equipmentan d material resources. Prioritize work organization and
identifyresources available to assist in completing components of
care in atimely manner. Participate in own professional development
by maintaining requiredcompe tencies, identifying learning needs
and seeking appropriateassistance or educational offerings.Support
the development of other staff and formal learners.Participate in
the identification of clinical oroperationalp erformanceimprovement
opportunities and assist in performance improvemen
tactivities.Perform other related duties incidental to the work
describe d herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge o f scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical
nurse andNCAKnowledg e of and appropriate application of the
nursing processKnowledge of prof essional theory, practice and
procedureAbility to assess nursing needs o f acute and chronically
ill patientsand their familiesAbility to indepen dently seek out
resources and work collaborativelyAbility to establish a nd
maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to communicate
clearl y with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team,
physicians, adminis trators, leadership and othersAbility to teach
patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of
careAbility to use sensory and cognit ive functions to process and
prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follo w-upAbility to use fine
motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specia lized life support
requirementsdesignated by work area or organizationAb ility to
record activities, document assessments, plan of care,intervent
ions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility to use
compu ter and learn new software programsAbility to document and
communicate p ertinent information using computerand/or paper
documentation toolsAbili ty to navigate the entity to provide
clinical care for patientsAbility t o withstand prolonged standing
and walkingAbility to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge
of procedures and techniques involved in admi nisteringroutine and
special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection
control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and
completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory
requirementsPre-emp loyment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Level Characteris tics
EducationWork 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
expected 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
No experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North
Carolina. BLS 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.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University
and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob
functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities.
Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable
accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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