• Requisition Number: 98271
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: Oncology
  • Employment Status: Full Time
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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!


Occ Summary

Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordancewith physician orders and established policies an d procedures.

Work Performed

Plan and provide profess ional nursing care for patients in accordancewith physician orders and e stablished policies and procedures to includecollecting and analyzing pa tient data, developing and implementingnursing care plans, establishing interpersonal relationships withpatients, evaluating nursing care given andcommunicating to properpersonnel relevant facts about patients, actio ntaken and patientresponses.Assist other nursing personnel in the delive ry of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unitas assigned.Provide direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control ofmaterial resources; appraise quality and effectiveness of material andequipment and report results to head nu rse; maintain standards ofcleanliness in assigned areas. Observe activit ies of nursing staff andmake recommendations to nursing management for i mprovement in thequality and effectiveness of nursing care given.Assist in the development and implementation of general policies andprocedures designed to effect efficiency of operations.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills a nd Abilities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nu rsing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbi lity to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand th eir familiesAbility to independently seek out resources and work collabo rativelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationship sAbility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,health care team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility tote ach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbil ity to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinfo rmation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompete nt in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignatedby work areaAbility to record activities,document assessments, plan ofcar e,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility t o use computer and learn new software programsAble to document and commu nicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation to olsAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsA bility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remainfocus ed and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowle dge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowle dge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirements Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

LevelChara cteristics


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.


Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.

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.