CLINICAL NURSE I - Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit

  • Requisition Number: 24641
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: Full Time
  • Specialty: Cardiothoracic/Cardiology
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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 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!


Department Profile:

The Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit at Duke University Hospital is comprised of a 21-bed post-cardiac catheterization unit. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.


Work Hours & Shifts:

Full Time: Mostly 12-hour day shifts with occasional rotation to nights.  No weekend or holiday commitment!


Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • All three Duke Hospitals have received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.
  • 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.
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Loan Forgiveness!


Occ Summary Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients i n accordancewith the medical and nursing plans of care and established p olicies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients andfamilies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the NorthCarolinaBoa rd of Nursing. Work Performed Plan, provide and documentprofessional nur sing care, utilizing thenursing process,in accordance with physician ord ers and establishedpolicies and procedures under the supervision of theteam leader orcharge nurse.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities o f other licensed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other healthcare pe rsonnel in the delivery of patient care.Participate in maintaining the e nvironment of care including equipmentand material resources. Prioritize work organization and identifyresourcesavailable to assist in completin g components of care in atimely manner.Participate in own professional d evelopment by maintaining requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassistance oreducational offerings.Support the development of other staff and formallearners.Participate in the identi fication of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and assist in performance improvementactivities.Perform other related d uties incidental to the work described herein. Knowledge, Skills and Abi lities Knowledge of scope of theregistered nurse, licensed practical nur se andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility to asses s nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their familiesA bility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbili ty to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility to c ommunicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, ph ysicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach patients and families inaccordance with the nursingplan of careAbility to use se nsory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, trea tment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and /or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work area o r organizationAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan o f care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbil ity to use computer and learn new software programsAbility to document a nd communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for p atientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to rem ain focused andorganizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques i nvolved in administeringroutine andspecial treatments to patientsWorkin g knowledge ofinfection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge andcompletion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requir ementsPre-employment PhysicalCapacity Testing Required Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications




Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. 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.




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.


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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.