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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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A smiling nurse caring for a patient, who is also smiling A large hospital building Nurses having fun at a luau-themed party

"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 97373 Date posted Feb. 19, 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

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!

Occ Summary

The Clinical Lead RN is a role developed to wo rkin coordination withthe nursing leadership in an assigned unit or depa rtment to ensure thework is accomplished effectively. The Clinical Lead RNis the first linesupport for staff, physicians and other related provi ders on service-specific clinical issues. The Clinical Lead RN is genera lly a long-termrole, requiring clinical and interpersonal skills. The Cl inical Lead RNcollaborates with the manager on clinical and non-clinical issues(employee relations, individual behaviors, physician relationships ,etc.). The Clinical Lead RN is the support for theunit/department/servi ce when the manager is unavailable. The ClinicalTeam Leader is responsib le for supervising, directing, coaching andmentoring their assigned core group of staff.

Work Performed

Duties and responsibil ities include all those required of the CN IV aswell as:Plan and coordin ate clinical requirements for staff and ensure that allCBO and CBE requi rements for staff are current.Plan and assist with coordination of units taff schedules and submit formanager approval.Coordinate clinical requir ements with staff regarding equipment andsupplies.Consult with preceptor s and orientees on a regular basis to providesupport and determine howor ientation should proceed on an individualbasis.Collaborate with the mana ger for issue resolutions and projects toimprove work flow processesthro ughout the department utilizing aproactive approach.Collaborate withdiff erent departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab,registration) to resolve iss ues and improve work flow processesthroughout the department.Collaborate with the nurse managers in the interview process for newapplicants.Ment or/coach staff to enhance their professional development.Assesses the pe rformance of assigned new hires and orientees includingentry levelnurses , nursing care assistants and health unitcoordinators; provides ongoing feedback and coaching.Understand and communicate potential clinical equi pment or supply issuesto appropriate team members (Materials, Biomed, St erile Processing,etc).Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new empl oyees.Provide clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staffon a regular basis.Provides immediate support and education on poli cy, procedures,equipment and supplies.Responsible for learning, implemen ting and teaching newtechnology/procedures.Demonstrates awarenessof curr ent problems and basic plan for allpatients within assigned area.Provide s clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitatepatient care .Gives assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate qualitypatient flow.Assess staffing needs according to workload and staff competency; R e-assigns and adjusts staffing based upon patient care needs.Delegates r esponsibilities within the scope of practice and validatedcompetencies i n order to meet the workload demands of the shift.Facilitates assignment s that support learning for the orientee or nurselearner.Promotes an atm osphere of open communication that facilitates staffinput into decision- making, resolution of conflict, and collegialityamong all healthteam mem bers.Communicates in an effective, professional manner.Facilitates staff performance audits related to attitude, teamperformance, The Joint Comm ission, DFS Standards and SCIP initiatives.Reviews and commentson forwar ded SRSs related to their team or shift.Facilitates and encourages staff participation in departmental andhospital committee and council meeting s.Attends departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.Coord inates, facilitates, participates and directs departmental projectswith follow-through and appropriate follow-up.Other projects and duties as di rected by the department managers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abi lities

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed pract ical nurse andnursing care assistantKnowledge of and appropriate applica tion of the nursing processKnowledge of professional theory, practice an d procedureAbility to assess nursing needsof acute and chronically ill p atientsand their familiesAble to independently seek out resources and wo rk collaborativelyAbility to establish and maintain effectiveworking rel ationshipsAble to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership andothersAble to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursingplanof careAb le to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinfor mation, treatment, and follow-upAble to use fine motor skillsCompetent i n BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by wo rk areaAble to record activities, document assessments, plan of care,int erventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAble to use co mputer and learn new software programsAble to navigate theentity to prov ide clinicalcare for patientsAble to withstand prolongedstanding and wa lkingAble toremain focused and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments t o patientsPre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required

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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