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CLINICAL NURSE I - Duke Hospital Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit

Req ID:  5224
Date:  Sep 14, 2019

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  DUKE HOSPITAL

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 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!
  • Relocation Assistance!


Department Profile:

The Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit at Duke University Hospital is comprised of a 21-bed post-cardiac catheterization unit. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.


The patient population in this area includes pre- and post-procedural cardiac patients. Primary responsibilities include prepping patients prior to procedures (such as cardiac cath), pre-med, starting IVs, drawing labs, pulling sheaths, and general post-procedure recovery.


Work Hours & Shifts:

Full Time: Mostly 12-hour day shif


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Minimum Qualifications









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.






No experience required



Degrees, Licensures, Certifications



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


Duke University 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 essential job 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.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh