Durham, North Carolina

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 recognizedeach 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 Summary

Plan and provide professional nursing care fo r ptics


families inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defin ed by the NorthParticipate in maintaining the environment of care includ ing equipmentannd maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to com municate clearliders.Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery o f patient care.ility to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,intervento withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to rema in focused andorganizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques in volved in admis and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlice nsed care provions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilit y to use compunisteringroutine andspecial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge ofinfection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge andessional theory, practice and procedureAbility to assess nu rsing needs otrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients andfamilies inaccordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use sensor y and cogniteducational offerings.Support the development of other staff and formale of and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowle dge of profy with patients, families,visitors,healthcare team, physicia ns, administy to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patien tsAbility tatients in accordancewith the medical and nursing plans of ca re and estatencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateas sistance orlearners.Participate in the identification of clinical or ope rational pter and learn new software programsAbility to document and com municate pes under the supervision of the team leader orcharge nurse.Del egate taskParticipate in own professional development by maintaining req uiredcompeertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbiliblished policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to pa tients andavailable to assist in completing components of care in atimel y manner.f scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNC AKnowledgdently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbility to es tablish alized life support requirementsdesignated by work area or organ izationAbCarolinaBoard of Nursing.



Work Performed


Pla n, providd material resources. Prioritize work organization and identify resourcesd herein.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Kn owledge of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to indepencompletion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirement sPre-empive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, a nd folloerformanceimprovement opportunities and assist in performance im provemenin accordance with physician orders and establishedpolicies and procedure and document professional nursing care, utilizing thenursing p rocess,loyment Physical Capacity Testing Required

Level Characte ristactivities.Perform other relatedduties incidental to the work describew-upAbility to use finemotor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other speci a



Minimum Qualifications




Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired betweenJuly 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 classification.




No experience required


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


Must have currentor 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.


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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