Registered Nurse (Experienced RN or New Grad RN)-Adult Abdominal Transplant Stepdown-Durham (DCT) - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

*$15,000.00 Sign on and Recruitment Bonus for RNs with 2+ years of Clinical Experience*


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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, and urology.


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® 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!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Registered Nurse (Experienced RN or New Grad RN) – Duke University Hospital (DCT) – Adult Abdominal Transplant Intermediate/Stepdown Unit (2300) - Rotating

Duke University Health System - Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a new graduate Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.


Department Profile:

Adult Abdominal Transplant Intermediate/Stepdown (2300) is a 32-bed unit caring for solid-organ transplant patients needing both intermediate and step-down level of care. The abdominal transplant population includes liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and abdominal wall transplant patients. On 2300, we support our patients throughout the continuum of care. Patients will come to our unit experiencing difficult health complications resulting from their need for a new organ. We care for our patients immediately before and after they receive life-transforming transplants. And, we continue to be their care team any time they return to the hospital. Our goal, as a center of transplant excellence, is to develop an ongoing therapeutic relationship with our transplant patients, while providing extraordinary medical care. 

 Work Hours & Shifts:

  • Full Time: Rotating Days (7a-7p)/Nights (7p-7a)


Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (or higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program is required.
  • CNII: Previous work experience (1+ years) as a clinical nurse is 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
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:

  • Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
  • BLS (or higher) certification required.
  • Professional specialty certification (preferred).


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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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