Registered Nurse - Cancer Center Surgical Oncology Raleigh, NC - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

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!


Occ Summary

Plan and provide professional nursingcare for paCharacteristics


by work areaAbility to record activities, do cument assessments, plan ofnowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Levellved in administeringroutine and special treatmen ts to patientsWorking kfocused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedu res and techniques invotients in accordancewith physician orders and est ablished policies and procedures.

Work Performed

Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordancewith ph ysician orders and established policiesand procedures to includecollect ing and analyzing patient data, developing and implementingnursing care plans, establishing interpersonal relationships withpatients, evaluating nursing care given andcommunicating to properpersonnel relevant facts a boutpatients, actiontaken and patientresponses.Assist other nursing per sonnel in the delivery of nursing care and actas team leader or charge n urse for a group of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Provide direct ion and guidance in the proper use, careand control ofmaterial resource s; appraise quality and effectiveness of material andequipment and repor t results to head nurse; maintain standards ofcleanliness in assigned ar eas. Observe activities of nursing staff andmake recommendations to nurs ingmanagement for improvement inthequality and effectiveness of nursing care given.Assist in the development and implementation of general poli cies andprocedures designed to effect efficiency of operations.Perform o ther related dutiesincidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of scope of the registe red nurse, licensedpractical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate ap plication of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practi ce and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to independently seek out resourc es and work collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective w orking relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with patients, famili es, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility toteach patients and families in accordance with the nurs ingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requi rementsdesignatedcare,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of pat ient statusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAble t o document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or pa per documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinica l care for patientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAb ilityto remain

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 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.


Requires two years of appropriate clinical experience. In addition to the education and experience noted above, applicants must meet all requirements set forth by the Nursing Clinical Ladder Program for the level III.

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.


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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