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

Job Description

Experienced OR Nurses who join our Cardiothoracic OR Service are eligible for:

  • $20k+ Incentives!
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Interview Expenses
  • Sign-On Bonus
  • Retention Bonus

Registered Nurse– Duke University Hospital - Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit

The Cardiothoracic Unit at Magnet-designated Duke University Hospital has excellent opportunities for CTOR RNs to join our interdisciplinary team.
With 10 CTOR operating rooms, 18 surgeons and an interdisciplinary team of PAs, RNs, Surgical Technologists, Anesthesia Technicians, Surgical Attendants and Perfusionists, we perform multiple procedures on patients from pediatrics through geriatrics, including: 

  • Heart and Lung Transplants
  • CABGs
  • Valves
  • VADs
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • ECMO
  • Pediatric congenital cases
  • VATS
  • Esophagogastrectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication 

The team is also responsible for covering all pediatric and adult ECMOs throughout the hospital, all pediatric chest wash outs, closures, PDAs, and open chest codes for adults. Among the world’s most comprehensive and respected heart programs, Duke Heart has pioneered many milestones that are now global standards of cardiac care.  Our patients’ high survival rates, the number of heart procedures we perform and our comprehensive support services explain why we’ve been a top 10 program for the last 20 years.

There’s no such thing as a typical day.  If you want to learn something new every single day and work with a team that does everything in their power to get patients through surgery, come meet our team!

Work Hours: Rotating shifts and Call as required by unit.

Duke Nursing Highlights: 

  • All three Duke Hospitals have received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.
  • 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.
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Loan Forgiveness!

Job Summary: 

As a Clinical Nurse with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. The Clinical Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities. Utilizing the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Plan and provide advanced and/or specialized nursing care for patients in guided by DUHS Professional Practice model participate in the clinical ladder program, educational activities, departmental committees, research projects or other health related projects as assigned. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Adheres to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Requisition Number: 401469446
Location: Durham 
Job Family Level: E2
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-exempt 
Full Time/Part Time: FULL TIME 
Regular/Temporary: Regular 
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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.


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.


Operating Room experience is required, one year preferred.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

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

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