Duke University Health System Job Description:
CLINICAL NURSE I (4023)

Job Title: CLINICAL NURSE I  Job Code: 4023 
FLSA: Pay Target: F1 
Date: 04/11/2022   Supervisory Responsibility: No 

General Description of the Job Class

Plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with the medical and nursing plans of care and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Plan, provide and document professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process, in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures under the supervision of the team leader or charge nurse.

Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.

Assist other healthcare personnel in the delivery of patient care.

Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipment and material resources. Prioritize work organization and identify resources available to assist in completing components of care in a timely manner.

Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.

Support the development of other staff and formal learners.

Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assist in performance improvement activities.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education:

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 expected 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.

 

Experience:

No experience required

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

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

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA

Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process

Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure

Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families

Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others

Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care

Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up

Ability to use fine motor skills

Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area or organization

Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status

Ability to use computer and learn new software programs

Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools

Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients

Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking

Ability to remain focused and organized

Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients

Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions

Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regulatory requirements

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

 

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

N/A

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


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