New Grad or Experienced Nurse - Transplant General Surgery Stepdown 6DCT - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

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 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!


Are you an Experienced or New Grad Registered Nurse with a passion for helping patients?  Do you want to be part of a New, Life Changing unit within the Prestigious Duke University Health System?  If you answered yes to these questions, then this opportunity is for you!!



  1.  3 12’s day shift (7am-7pm)
  2.  3 12’s night shift (7pm-7am)
  3.  3 12’s weekend option and is this every weekend plus 1 weekday


The aforementioned are contingent upon completing a day shift orientation and a successful 90 day probationary period.



Solid Organ Transplant Intermediate/Stepdown (6DCT) is a beautiful 37 bed transplant unit in the new Duke Central Tower. We care for the adult Solid Organ Transplant population, which includes liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and abdominal wall. On 6DCT, we care for our transplant patients if they are hospitalized while on the transplant list, during their surgical stay when they receive life-transforming/life-saving organ transplants, and we are 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 patients, while providing extraordinary medical care. Additionally, we care for patients on other surgical services including trauma, orthopedics, GI, and vascular. Being cardiac/telemetry capable, we also provide quality care for overflow patients from a variety of other services. Our staff is committed to providing excellent care to all patients by focusing on their individual needs.


A day in the life of a Registered Nurse in the Transplant Stepdown is NEVER boring.  Our Nurse Residency program will train nurses with skills needed to achieve the goal of saving patients’ lives.  From chronic liver disease, life changing transplants, immunosuppression for rejection, medication management, wound care, central lines, increasing mobilization, labs… to building a valued relationship with patients and their families.  In addition to transplants, this new unit assists Trauma stepdown and vascular patients. 


Our 6DCT Nurses say that the “support on this team is very hard to match”.  The PA’s, NP’s and Providers, Nurse Manager, Nurses, and Nursing Assistants work closely together on the same floor.


IMPRESSED? How about our $15,000 sign-on bonus available for Registered Nurses with at least two years of clinical/bedside experience?  And our Tuition Reimbursement of up to 90% OR Generous Loan Forgiveness Program, and Relocation Assistance?  The benefits and perks go on and on…


Apply today and receive a resume writing or info session to discuss what Duke University Health has to offer!





Work 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 classification.




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.


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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