Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) - Endoscopy Services - Duke Regional Hospital

  • Requisition Number: 157209
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: Radiology/Interventional/Procedural
  • Employment Status: Full 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!


Clinical Nurse II – Duke Regional Hospital - Endscopy Services

Duke University Health System seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) - CN II who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.


Required: ACLS certification and at least one year RN experience

Preferred: At least two years RN experience and moderate sedation experience.


Shift: FOUR, 8-hr shifts Monday through Friday.  Alternating arrival times beginning at 7:00am up to 8:30am. 

Rotating Standby Call responsibility is for emergencies only - approximately one week every 10-12 weeks:  After hours (5pm - 7am - 14hrs),  weekends (24hrs) and Holidays for Emergencies. Standby call is always with a Surgical Technician. Call schedules are posted 12 weeks in advance.

Staff schedule is posted 8 weeks in advance.


Department Profile:

The Endoscopy Services Department at Duke Regional Hospital is a Gastroenterology/Bronchoscopy procedural area with four procedure rooms.  Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

Registered Nurses (RNs) in Endoscopy will have the opportunity to assess, prepare, and monitor the patient population prior to, during, and after their GI or Pulmonary procedure (colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, and bronchoscopy). This job function requires the nurse be able to recognize and act on potential life threatening changes of patient condition as well as multitasking, critical thinking, and working with a diverse group of other medical professionals.  This includes interpretation of EKG’s, including rhythm and ST changes, as well as be responsible for the delivery of Pharmacologic agents ordered along with continuous monitoring of vitals during the procedures.

Job Summary:

As a Clinical Nurse with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. The Clinical Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities. Utilizing the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Plan and provide advanced and/or specialized nursing care for patients in guided by DUHS Professional Practice model participate in the clinical ladder program, educational activities, departmental committees, research projects or other health related projects as assigned. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Adheres to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

  • Previous work experience (1+ years) as a clinical nurse is preferred; at least one year previous work experience as a registered nurse is required for a CN2 role.
  • Graduation from an accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (or higher), Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program is required.
  • 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


Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:

  • Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse OR current compact RN licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina required.
  • AHA BLS and ACLS certification required.
  • Professional specialty certification (preferred).


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