CLINICAL NURSE - PRN 12 hrs Duke Regional Hospital - Ortho/Neuro

  • Requisition Number: 7506
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: Part Time
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Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.


U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.


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!


.3 FTE

Occ Summary

Plan and provide profess ional nursing care for patients in accordancewith the medical and nursin g plans of care and established policies andprocedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North CarolinaBoard of Nursing.

Work Perfo rmed

Plan, provide and document professional nursing care, utiliz ing thenursing process, in accordance with physician orders and establishedpolicies and procedures under the supervision of the team leader orch arge nurse.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed andunlicensed care providers.Assist other healthcare personnel in the d elivery of patient care.Participate in maintaining the environment of ca re including equipmentand material resources. Prioritize work organizati on and identifyresources available to assist in completing components of care in atimely manner.Participate in own professional development by m aintaining requiredcompetencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriateassistance or educational offerings.Support the development o f other staff and formal learners.Participate in the identification of c linical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities and assist i n performance improvementactivities.Perform other related duties inciden tal to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abil ities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practi cal nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbility t o assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their fa miliesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborative lyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbili ty to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare t eam, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teach p atients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbility t o use sensory and cognitive functions to processand prioritizeinformati on, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by wor k area or organizationAbility to record activities, document assessments , plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient st atusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAbility to do cument and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical ca re for patientsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbilit y to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and tec hniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patie ntsWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precauti onsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregula tory requirementsPre-employment Physical Capacity 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 University 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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