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At Duke Raleigh Hospital, we want to be the best place to give care and the best place to get care. We offer the unique opportunity of quality academic medicine in a friendly community setting. As a part of our nursing team, providing service will be your priority as you care for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the clinical ladder program, education and professional development activities, departmental committees and research projects and volunteer in the community. Our nursing team members are an integral part of our care team and ensure that we deliver the highest quality and safest care to our patients.

  • Job Type: Full-time, Part-time, PRN
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
  • Setting: Inpatient and Ambulatory

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Success Profile

What makes a successful nurse at Duke Raleigh Hospital?

  • Compassionate
  • Flexible
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Positive
  • Socially Conscious
  • Clinically Inclined

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Career Path

We offer many career paths to support your immediate and future success.

  • Nurse Resident
    (New Grad)
    Nurse Resident job leads to Clinical Nurse II job
  • Clinical Nurse II The Clinical Nurse II job leads to Clinical Nurse III, Nurse Educator, or Clinical Team Lead
    Clinical Nurse III The Clinical Nurse III job leads to the Clinical Nurse IV job
  • Nurse Educator The Nurse Educator job is the top job in its path
    Clinical Team Lead The Clinical Team Lead job leads to the Nurse Manager job
    Clinical Nurse IV The Clinical Nurse IV job is the top job in its path
  • Nurse Manager The Nurse Manager job is the top job in its path

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"I feel like I am a walking piece of proof of the succession plan that Duke puts in place for you.
They took me in and groomed me to be in a place that I never could have imagined.
Now I have 80 plus team members that I supervise."

Kaliedra, Clinical Team Lead Surgical Oncology

“The benefits are definitely one of the reasons I came to work at Duke Raleigh Hospital. They are great. I was lucky enough to participate in the student loan forgiveness program.”

– Bryanna, RN in ICU

“It feels like a small-town hospital, but it’s not. It is Duke and it’s a great opportunity.”

– Laura, Clinical Nurse II on Neuroscience Unit


  • Health Benefits

    Medical, dental, vision, disability, flex spending accounts, health and wellness programs

  • Retirement Plans

    Duke offers a generous pension plan and 403(b) retirement contributions

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition reimbursement and degree opportunities

  • Parental Leave

    Paid leave for eligible employees in addition to our Paid Time Off program

  • Location

    We’re located in the heart of Raleigh, close to shopping, great restaurants and entertainment

  • Recognition

    We're Magnet designated, a leader in Heath Care Equity and a CMS 5-star hospital

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Job Description

Job ID 161064 Date posted Oct. 13, 2021

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!

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Occ Summary

The Clinical Services Lead RN is a role develo pedto work incoordination with the nursing leadership in an assigned uni tordepartment to ensure the work is accomplished effectively. The Clinic alServices Lead RN is the first line support for staff, physicians andot her related providers on service- specific clinical issues. TheClinical Services Lead RN is generally a long-term role, requiringclinical and in terpersonal skills. The Clinical Services Lead RNcollaborates with the m anager on clinicaland non-clinical issues(employee relations, individua lbehaviors, physician relationships,etc.). The Clinical Services Lead RN is the support for theunit/department/service when the manager is unavai lable. The ClinicalServices Team Leader is responsible for supervising,d irecting, coachingand mentoring their assigned core group of staff.

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Work Performed

Duties and responsibilities include alltho se required of the CSN IV aswell as:Plan and coordinate clinical require ments for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE requirements for staffare current.Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and s ubmit formanager approval.Coordinate clinical requirements with staff re garding equipment andsupplies.Consult with preceptors and orienteeson a regular basis to providesupport and determine how orientation should pro ceed on an individualbasis.Collaboratewith the manager for issue resolu tions and projects toimprove work flow processes throughout the departme nt utilizing aproactive approach.Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resolve issues and improve wo rk flow processesthroughout the department.Collaborate with the nurse ma nagers in the interview process for newapplicants.Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.Assesses the performance ofassign ed new hires and orientees includingentry level nurses, nursing care ass istants and health unitcoordinators; provides ongoing feedback andcoachi ng.Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply iss uesto appropriate team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing,et c).Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.Provide clini cal/education updates and skill check-offs toentire staffon a regular b asis.Provides immediatesupport and education on policy, procedures,equip ment and supplies.Responsible for learning, implementing and teaching ne wtechnology/procedures.Demonstrates awareness of current problems and ba sic plan for allpatients within assigned area.Provides clinicalconsultat ion and guidance as needed to facilitatepatient care.Gives assistance an d/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patientflow.Assess staffin g needs according to workload and staff competency; Re-assignsand adjust s staffing based upon patient care needs.Delegates responsibilities with in the scope of practice and validatedcompetencies in order tomeet the w orkload demands of the shift.Facilitates assignments that support learni ng for the orientee or nurselearner.Promotes an atmosphere ofopen commun ication that facilitates staffinput into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and collegialityamong all health team members.Communicates in an effective, professional manner.Facilitates staff performance audits r elated to attitude, teamperformance, The Joint Commission, DFS Standards and SCIP initiatives.Reviews and comments on forwarded SRSsrelated to t heir team or shift.Facilitates and encourages staff participation in dep artmental andhospital committee and council meetings.Attends departmenta l and hospital committee meetings as assigned.Coordinates,facilitates, p articipates and directs departmental projectswith follow-through and app ropriate follow-up.Other projects and duties as directed by the departme nt managers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledg e of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse andnursing care assistantKnowledge of and appropriate application ofthe nursing pro cessKnowledge ofprofessional theory, practice and procedureAbility to a ssess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patientsand their famil iesAble to independently seek out resources and work collaborativelyAbil ity to establish and maintain effectiveworking relationshipsAble to com municate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, phys icians, administrators, leadership and othersAble to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing planof careAble to use sensory a nd cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-upAble to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAble to reco rd activities, document assessments, planof care,interventions, evaluat ion and re-evaluation of patient statusAble to use computer and learn ne w software programsAble to navigate the entity to provideclinical care f or patientsAbleto withstand prolonged standing and walkingAble to remain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques inv olved in administeringroutine and special treatments topatients

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required.


Three years of experience in nursing practice. Selected candidates must meet the Clinical Ladder requirements for CN III within one year of appointment.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina. BCLS certification is required.

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