Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department

Updated: about 12 hours ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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About Duke Regional Hospital

Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which ranks as the number four hospital in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke Regional Hospital is the second largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services.

Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) - Duke Regional Hospital – Emergency Department 

***As of 10/1/23, Experienced RNs that accept positions are eligible for a $15,000 DUHS Commitment Bonus (or former Duke employees coming back after 1 year into the Duke Health System)******

Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire an Experienced Nurse (RN) who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care. 

The Emergency Department at Duke Regional Hospital is a newly renovated Emergency Department comprised of 79 total beds, which includes: 49 beds for the Emergency Medicine unit, 12 beds for the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU), and an18 bed Behavioral Health Unit.  Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

Job Summary:
As a Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. The Experience Registered 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. 

Work Hours & Shifts:
Full Time: 3 - 12 hour

Shifts available: 1p-1a or 3p-3a (late/mid/second shift)

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required: 

  • Previous work experience (1+ years) as a clinical nurse is required; at least one year previous work experience as a registered nurse is required for a Clinical Nurse II 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 

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Preferred: 

  • 1 year of previous Emergency Department or Critical Care RN experience preferred. 

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. 

  • BLS (or higher) certification required. 

  • Professional specialty certification preferred. 


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