Experienced or New Grad Registered Nurse - Transplant Stepdown - Duke University Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 166381
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 MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™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!
Are you an Experienced or New Grad Registered Nurse with a passion for helping patients? Do you want to be part of a New, Life Changing unit within the Prestigious Duke University Health System? If you answered yes to these questions, then this opportunity is for you!!
Solid Organ Transplant Intermediate/Stepdown (6DCT) is a beautiful 37 bed transplantunit in the new Duke Central Tower. We care for the adult Solid Organ Transplant population, which includes liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and abdominal wall. On 6DCT, we care for our transplant patients if they are hospitalized while on the transplant list, during their surgical stay when they receive life-transforming/life-saving organ transplants, and we are their care team any time they return to the hospital. Our goal, as a center of transplant excellence, is to develop an ongoing therapeutic relationship with our patients, while providing extraordinary medical care. Additionally, we care for patients on other surgical services including trauma, orthopedics, GI, and vascular. Being cardiac/telemetry capable, we also provide quality care for overflow patients from a variety of other services. Our staff is committed to providing excellent care to all patients by focusing on their individual needs.
A day in the life of a Registered Nurse in the Transplant Stepdown is NEVER boring. Our Nurse Residency program will train nurses with skills needed to achieve the goal of saving patients' lives. From chronic liver disease, life changing transplants, immunosuppression for rejection, medication management, wound care, central lines, increasing mobilization, labs... to building a valued relationship with patients and their families. In addition to transplants, this new unit assists Trauma stepdown and vascular patients.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.