Clinical Nurse

North Carolina, United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Duke University Health System- Duke University seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Program
Unit Location: South, 4th Floor
Specialty: Psychiatry Clinical Services
Shift: Monday – Wednesday – Friday (0630-1500) may vary depending on census
Patient Population:  Adults suffering from severe major depression, other psychiatric disorders, who may also have serious medical conditions that may be admitted to Intensive Care Unit or Medical Specialty Units. 
Nurse Manager: Grace Falcone, RN, DNP, FNP, A/GNP-C, BC
Additional Information: 
ECT Involves the use of a brief, controlled electrical current to produce a seizure within the brain.  The seizure is believed to bring about certain biochemical changes which may cause patients who suffer from depression to diminish or to disappear.  A series of seizures, generally 6-12 (sometimes smaller or larger number may be necessary), given with general anesthesia at a rate of 3 per week is required to produce a therapeutic effect.  These treatments can be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis.  Nurses working in this area do not necessarily need experience in psychiatry, BUT must have an interest in this area.  Nurses should have a strong background in medical-surgical and or perioperative nursing, because many patients have a high acuity in medical co-morbidities.  ACLS is required – starting IV and accessing ports are also done in this area. 

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required: Click here for more information

Requisition Number 101391987
Location Durham
Job Family Level E2
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-exempt
Full Time / Part TimePART TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift Rotating

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

· Previous work experience (1+ years) as a clinical nurse is required.
· 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

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).

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required:
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EEO Disclosure:
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.

Duke Health Highlights:

Duke Regional Hospital Profile
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,700 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2016, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 15,792 patients and had 123,234 outpatient visits. 
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #16 in North Carolina and #6 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2016-17.