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Cardiothoracic Operating Room Registered Nurse

Duke University Health System Durham, NC
  • Posted: 13 days ago
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Up to $20k+ Incentives! * Sign-On Bonus! * Retention Bonus! * Relocation Expenses! *Tuition Assistance!

At magnet awarded Duke University Health System, there is no such thing as a typical day. If you want to learn something new every single day and work with a nationally awarded team that does everything in their power to get patients through surgery, come see our Magnet facility and learn more!

The Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Clinical Nurse II in our Cardiothoracic Operating Room who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Duke

The Duke Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery provides clinical excellence in surgical treatment within the chest including heart disease, lung disease, aneurysms of the great vessels, and disorders of the esophagus. Our teams participate in or lead national and international efforts to develop new treatments allowing Duke to offer patients the most advanced forms of therapy available in the U.S.

Join our interdisciplinary team of Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Surgical Technologists, Anesthesia Technicians, Surgical Attendants and Perfusionists who are committed to excellence. Our teams work on patients from pediatrics through geriatrics and participate in many procedures including:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABGs)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VADs)
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  • Esophagogastrectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Pediatric Congenital Cases


  • Duke is in the nation’s top one percent in thoracic aortic surgical outcomes.
  • The Duke Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program is among the nation's most successful and highest-volume programs of its kind.
  • Duke is a U.S. leader in arterial grafting and percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation.
  • Duke is one of only ten Core Clinical sites in the United States that participate in the NIH-funded Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN).
  • Duke's internationally recognized thoracic aortic surgery program is among the country's leading centers in evaluating and implementing new techniques and technologies.

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.

Shifts: Three 12-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts weekly. Call as needed.

Preferred Qualifications: One-Year Operating Room Experience, Teamwork and Dedication!

Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

  • Previous work experience (1+ years) as a clinical nurse is preferred; at least one-year previous work experience as a registered nurse is required for a CN2 role.
  • 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).

Duke University Health System

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