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Registered Nurse - Cancer Center Oncology Treatment Center (RN Bonus)

Company: Duke Health
Location: Efland
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

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.

About Duke University Hospital -

Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
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 (based on eligibility)

Cancer Center Oncology Treatment Center

Nurses in the Duke Oncology Treatment Center administer chemotherapy, immunotherapy agents, and research medications via different routes of administration including intravenous, oral, subcutaneous, intrathecal, intraperitoneal, intravesicular, and through intrahepatic pumps. Nurses provide education to patients and family members to ensure patients are aware of chemotherapy side effects of each medication, the importance of their treatment, and when to call a healthcare provider once at home. Each nurse is responsible to understand important lab results for each patient and determine body surface area calculations. Other responsibilities include administering electrolyte supplementation, intravenous fluids, pain medications, blood products, and injections. Nurses in the Oncology Treatment Center place peripheral IVs as well as access central lines including port-a-caths, PICC lines, and Hickman central lines.

Occ Summary

Plan and provide professional nursing ca reforpatients in accordancewith physician orders and established policie sand procedures.

Work Performed

Plan and provide prof essional nursing care for patientsin accordancewith physician orders an destablished policies and procedures to includecollecting and analyzingp atient data, developing and implementingnursing care plans, establishing interpersonal relationships withpatients, evaluating nursing care givena ndcommunicating to properpersonnel relevant facts about patients, action taken and patientresponses.Assist other nursing personnel in the deliver y of nursing care and actas team leader or charge nurse for a group ofpa tients or an entire unitas assigned.Provide direction and guidance inthe proper use, care and control ofmaterial resources; appraise qualityande ffectiveness of material andequipment and report results to head nurse; maintain standards ofcleanliness in assigned areas. Observe activitiesof nursing staff andmake recommendations to nursing management for improve ment in thequality and effectiveness of nursing care given.Assistin the development and implementation of general policies andproceduresdesigned to effect efficiency of operations.Perform other related dutiesincident al to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abili ties

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensedpractica l nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursingpro cessKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbilityto as sess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their famili esAbility to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAb ility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAbility t o communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcareteam, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility toteach patient s and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbilitytouse se nsory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, trea tment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent inBLS and/ or other specialized life support requirementsdesignatedbywork areaAbili ty to record activities, document assessments, plan ofcare,interventions , evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbility touse computer a nd learn new software programsAble to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to na vigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbility to withst and prolonged standing and walkingAbility to remainfocused andorganizedW orkingknowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringro utine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of infection c ontrol procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowledge andcompletion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirementsPre-employment Phys ical Capacity Testing Required


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Minimum Qualifications


Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April 11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are encouraged to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date but must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification.


Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

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

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.

Keywords: Duke Health, Burlington , Registered Nurse - Cancer Center Oncology Treatment Center (RN Bonus), Healthcare , Efland, North Carolina

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