Experienced RN/Registered Nurse (RN) - Neonatal/Pediatrics - Duke Life Flight, Durham, NC
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 17, 2023
Duke University 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 1,048 licensed inpatient
beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic
facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major
surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery
center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with
nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked
Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties:
cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear,
nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology
& neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung
surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first
in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area. 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
- Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each 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! Experienced RN - Duke Life Flight -
Neonatal/Pediatric Team***As of 10/1/22, Experienced RNs that
accept positions on the Duke Life Flight Team are eligible for a
$15000 sign on bonus (or former Duke employees coming back after 1
year into the Duke Health System)******Join our CAMTS Accredited
multi-disciplinary team of RNs, RRTs, Paramedics, EMTs, and
Communications Specialists working in a cohesive environment that
expands across the Duke Health System. As part of our team, you
will expand your knowledge base by practicing in an evidenced-based
and protocol driven autonomous environment. Every day has the
potential for different experiences - when not transporting, you
will round on the inpatient units, conduct medical record audits,
participate in continuing education, and policy revisions/updates.
Along with a strong neonatal and pediatrics knowledge base your
ambition, energy, flexibility, adaptability, trust and compassion
make you the ideal candidate.When time and specialized services are
crucial to patients' outcome and survival, the Duke Life Flight
team is called. The intense level of care patients receive, from
the time we pick them up to the time they arrive at Duke University
Hospital, makes a significant difference in their survival and
recovery.Helicopter TransportAs a critical part of our
Neonatal/Pediatric transport program, each aircraft is staffed with
a pilot and two highly trained critical care providers (Respiratory
Therapist and Registered Nurse). Coordinated by our communications
center as well as DUHS Neonatology and Pediatric physician support,
this team responds to ill and injured patients with state of the
art equipment utilizing the safest and most appropriate mode of
transport possible.The neonatal/pediatric team utilizes isolettes,
nitric oxide, ECMO, Neo Mate, Pedi Mate, Baby Pod and high flow
oxygen therapies, to name a few, during rotor wing operations.
Rotor wing operations comprise of approximately 10% of this
specialized teams transport volume. Ground TransportAlthough Duke
Life Flight was founded as an air-only transport program, the teams
ground assets are utilized more often and for all levels of care
from ALS to critical care. Serving as "rolling intensive care
units' that can meet any patient's transport needs 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, each ambulance is staffed with team members that
complement the patient's needs.
- Critical care ambulances are split strategically between bases
in Durham, Henderson, and Smithfield.
- Ground units cover a 180 mile radius from their bases, and
provide world-class care to parts of North Carolina, Virginia, and
- Days and Nights Rotating Shifts (7a-7p or 7p-7a) at home base -
Duke University Hospital (Durham)
- 3- 12 hours shifts per weekExperience Requirements:A minimum of
3 years pediatric/neonatal emergency and or critical care
experience preferred. Air and/or ground transport nursing
experience is preferred.
- Must have recent direct patient care experience within the last
six months of application.
- Must possess BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications.
- At least one specialty certification (CEN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN)
must be obtained within 2 years of hire.
- One current trauma course prior to hire: PHTLS, TNCC, TPATC,
BTLS or ITLS.
- Certified as a North Carolina EMT within one year of hire
- Preferred PICU, ICN or NICU experience.
- Must have the ability to work in a diverse, autonomous
- Physical requirements (height/weight restrictions): No greater
than 240 lbs. in full uniform and no greater than6' 4" in height.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:
- Previous work experience as a clinical nurse is required (3+
- Graduation from an accredited Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (or
higher), 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 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). Duke 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 essentialjob 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.
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