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Clinical Nurse PRN DRH 7-1 Ortho/Neuro

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Duke University Durham , NC 27701

Posted 3 months ago

Must have 1 yr RN experience to be considered for a PRN RN position. Must be able to attend 1 week (Monday - Friday) required classroom nursing orientation plus required departmental orientation.

To maintain its standing as a world-class academic and health care system, Duke University Health System is on a trajectory to meet industry and marketplace expectations that 80 percent of its nurses will have attained at least a baccalaureate nursing degree by 2020. This goal is aligned with the recommendation made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine in the October 2010 landmark report "The future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."

As of July 1, 2014, all newly hired nurses within the Duke University Health System, must either have an earned baccalaureate or commence enrollment within two years of hire and complete the baccalaureate degree within five years of hire. After two years of employment you may be eligible for the Duke Employee Tuition Assistance Program.

All Duke Nurses are expected to align their practice with the Duke Nursing's Professional Practice Model, specifically the concept of Professional Growth: The Duke Nurse is a learner and a teacher, developing expertise and advancing nursing practice.

General Description of the Job Class

Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Nurses hired into this limited benefited classification will commit to work a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursing department. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.

Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.

Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned.

Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources.

Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.

Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formal learners.

Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Level Characteristics

Effective January 1, 2015, Duke Regional Hospital implemented a Physical Capacity Testing Program. The Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Program requires applicants who have received an offer of employment, for jobs deemed physically demanding, successfully complete a physical capacity test*. The test must be completed post job offer and prior to the applicant's start date in the position.

  • A Physical Capacity Test includes a series of physical tests administered off-campus, by an authorized provider. The physical tests are specific to the job's physical demands, as identified through the job analysis.

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required: Click here for more information

Education:

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.

Experience:

Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA

Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process

Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure

Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families

Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others

Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care

Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up

Ability to use fine motor skills

Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area

Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status

Ability to use computer and learn new software programs

Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools

Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients

Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking

Ability to remain focused and organized

Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients

Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions

Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regulatory requirements

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required: Click here for more information


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