Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) - Adult PACU - Duke University Hospital - PART-TIME
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

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 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!

Occ Summary

Plan and provide advanced and/or specializedn ursing care for patientsin accordance with guidelinesestablished within the Discipline ofNursing Clinical Ladder Program; participate in educat ional activities,departmental committees, research projects or other hea lth relatedprojects as assigned. Provide nursing services to patients an dfamiliesin accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the NorthC arolinaBoard of Nursing.

Work Performed

Identify careneeds for patient populations at the unit level. Provideleadership inthe development of standards of care, patient/familyeducation and staffeduc ation to address the needs of specificpopulations.Participate in educati onal activities, departmental committees, researchprojects and otherheal th-related projects as assigned.Provide direction and guidance in the pr oper use, care and control ofmaterial resources; appraise quality and ef fectiveness of material andequipment and communicateto responsibleindiv iduals.Anticipate potential safety concerns in the environment of care a ndintervene.Guide the professional growth of others at the unit level th roughprecepting, role modeling, coaching and/or mentoring.Provide leader ship at a unit level for initiativesdesigned to improvethe qualityof ca re or clinical outcomes for populations of patients andgrowth of others. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of scopeof the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andNCAKnowledge of andappro priate application of the nursing processKnowledge of professionaltheory , practice and procedureAbility to assess nursing needs of acuteand chro nically ill patientsand their familiesAbility to independentlyseek out r esources and work collaborativelyAbilitytoestablish and maintain effecti ve working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly withpatients, fam ilies, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadershipand othersAbility to teach patients and families in accordancewith the n ursingplan of careAbility to use sensory and cognitive functions to proc ess and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAbilityto use fin e motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specializedlife support requ irementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities,document ass essments, plan of care,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of pa tient statusAbility to use computer and learn new software programsAbili ty to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/o r paper documentation toolsAbility to navigate the entity toprovide clin ical care for patientsAbility to withstand prolongedstanding and walking Ability toremain focused and organizedWorking knowledge ofprocedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and specialtreatments to pa tientsWorking knowledge of infection control proceduresand safety precau tionsWorking knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregu latory requirements.Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

Level Characteristics

The Clinical Nurse III provides l eadership at the unit level. The CNIIIindependently andcreatively implem ents the nursing process forindividual patientsand identifies needs and plans care for unit patientpopulations. The CNIII is positive during cha nges and supports growth ofpeers. The CNIII isable toeffectively communi cate with all members ofthe health care team.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April 11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are expected to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date but must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification.


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.

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