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(r) 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!
Who We Are:
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for 40 years. With 1,935 employees, we provide 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. We also offer care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute , the Health Services Center , and the James E. Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center .
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #11 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2020-21, and as high performing in gastroenterology, nephrology, and orthopedics. It is also ranked as high performing in four adult procedures/conditions: COPD, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
Duke Regional Hospital is recognized as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Our hospital received perfect scores across areas of patient-centered care, support services, and inclusive health insurance policies for LGBTQ patients.
General Medicine Step-Down Unit
General Medicine Unit
General Medicine/Dialysis Unit
Intensive Care Unit
General Medicine Step-Down Unit : 40 bed general medicine unit. Acuity is a mix of intermediate and progressive care/stepdown. There is a lot of opportunities to practice a variety of skills amongst a wide range of patinet types which, in addition to general medicine, includes some surgery, neurology, palliative care and inpatient hospice.
Rehab Unit : 30- bed unit, offers a complete continuum of care, from acute inpatient rehabilitation to individually tailored outpatient program. From tying their shoes to climbing the stairs, we help patients restore their independence.
General Medicine Unit : 34-bed Medical Unit. This unit provides care for adult medical patients 18 years or older with a strong emphasis on the geriatric population.
General Medicine/Dialysis Unit : 36-bed Medical Unit
Intensive Care Unit : comprised of a 22-bed unit. The unit provides care for patients 14 years or older with actual or potential life-threatening conditions by performing complex assessments, high intensity therapies, interventions, and continuous monitoring.
Orthopedic/Neuroscience Unit : is comprised of a 40 -bedded floor with Orthopedics and Neuroscience specialties. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
Surgical Unit : 28-bed Surgical Unit, provides care for general surgery, vascular, urology, colorectal, and plastics patients and is recognized as a Bariatric Center of Excellence
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.
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.
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
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