Registered Nurse - Duke Internal Traveler Program, Duke University Health System
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 214443
RNs who join the Duke Internal Traveler Program (DITP) use their specialized clinical expertise and adaptability skills to fill new assignments every 12 weeks across Duke University Health System's three hospitals (Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital).
Registered Nurses will be hired for up to one year into specialty groups to fulfill requests for a traveler RN across Duke University Health System.
At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.
Nurses chosen for the program gain the ability to expand their own professional network and experiences in assignments on different units, including:
Emergency Services (Level 1 Trauma in Durham)
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.
Required Qualifications at this Level
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.
2 years of clinical experience in a specialty 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
Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Able to use fine motor skills
Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area
Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Able 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
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