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Duke Raleigh Hospital

Duke Raleigh Hospital is a proud recipient of the Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces designation, from the North Carolina Nurses Association Professional Practice Advocacy Coalition (NCNA).

Duke Raleigh Hospital

3400 Wake Forest Road

Raleigh, NC 27609-7373

Phone: (919) 954-3000

Employees: 1,292

Physicians with admitting privileges: 536

Number of beds: 186

Patients admitted in fiscal 2010: 7,041

Duke Raleigh Hospital has been affiliated with the Duke Medicine system since 1998. As part of one of America's premier health networks, we're able to provide our patients with access to the most advanced technology and leading edge medicine available. And, we can offer our talented nurses and health care professionals a lifetime of rewarding career opportunities.

Duke Raleigh Hospital provides unmatched expertise in nearly every health care discipline, and features:

  • Comprehensive general medical and surgical services
  • Leading specialty centers for cancer treatment, cardiovascular, orthopedic, diabetes, telemetry, wellness services and more
  • A unique family-centered, patient-focused health care environment

Area Info

A career as a Duke Nurse comes with many benefits, including enjoying life in and around North Carolina's Triangle; a beautiful metropolitan area incorporating the cities of Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Cary.

As the capital of North Carolina and the state's second most populous city, Raleigh offers an incredible variety of personal and professional opportunities. The "City of Oaks", as it is known for its many beautiful trees, also surrounds residents with a range of educational and cultural amenities that make Raleigh one of the most livable cities in America.

Unit Profiles

Nurses and health care professionals at Duke Raleigh Hospital can serve in several specialized units. Click on a unit below for more specific details.

Cardiac Catheterization
Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Cardiothoracic/Cardiology
Beds: 6 pre/post and 2 procedure labs
Shift: 8 or 10-hr shifts, Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, no call
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: The primary patient population consists of inpatient and/or outpatient adults who are having diagnostic and interventional coronary, peripheral and/or neuro catheterizations. Will also care for patients with PPM and AICD pacemakers.
Nurse Manager: Robert Chalifour, RN, BSN
Additional Information:
Cardiac Rehab/Wellness
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Cardiothoracic/Cardiology
Beds: 30 patients; 10 patients/cardiac rehab class; currently 3 classes/week on Mon, Wed, and Fri.
Shift: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Nurse/Patient Ratio: During session 1:5
Patient Population: Post-MI, CABG, PTCA/STENT, valve replacement, transplant and stable angina patients participating in outpatient cardiac rehab.
Nurse Manager: Andrea Layton, RNBC, CDE
Additional Information:

Program involves a multidisciplinary approach including: diet/nutrition, exercise, stress management and CAD risk factor modification. Patients participate 3 times per week for 1-2 hours per visit.

Diabetes Center
3325 Executive Dr. Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: General Medicine / Ambulatory
Beds:
Shift: Days
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Type I and Type II diabetes patients
Manager: Maria Tucker
Additional Information:

The Diabetes Center provides diabetes self management training and support for patients referred to the outpatient Diabetes Self Management Program as well as those admitted to Duke Raleigh Hospital Diabetes training session topics include basic diabetes self management skills, standards of care, blood glucose monitoring, meal planning with carbohydrate counting, medication management as well as prevention and management of diabetes complications. Sessions may also include insulin pump training; meal planning and nutrition counseling for gestational diabetes patients and those undergoing weight loss surgeries. The Diabetes Center participates and sponsors community outreach education and health fairs upon request. The center works closely with local health care providers in helping with patients' diabetes management care.

Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Hospice
Beds:
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Nurse Manager: Kathleen Moore, Loretta Matters
Additional Information:
Education Services
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Education
Beds: 186
Shift: Days
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Varies by unit
Patient Population: FY 2010 admissions: 7,041; Discharges: 7,025; Outpatient Visits: 117,975
Administrative Director:
Additional Information:

Education Services coordinates education activities for Duke Raleigh Hospital; offering clinical staff education classes, patient education, nursing preceptor development and WOCN education.

Emergency
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Beds: 18 private patient rooms; decontamination suite; cardiac room. Current expansion underway for 11 additional rooms to be completed in Spring 2012 resulting in 29 beds.
Shift: 12 hrs, no rotation or call
Nurse/Patient Ratio: 1:4; Individualized orientation with dedicated preceptor
Patient Population: Pediatric to adult (up to 38,000 annual visits)
Nurse Manager:
Additional Information:

ACLS; PALS required. CEN; TNCC preferred.

Endoscopy
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty:
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Nurse Manager: Sherrie Pritchard, RN
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General Surgery
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: General Surgery and Neurosurgery
Beds: 35
Shift: 12-hour shifts; days or nights; no rotation
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Days 1: 5; Nights 1: 5-6
Patient Population: Post-operative patients, general abdominal, Bariatrics, plastics, neuro, vascular. All surgeries except orthopedics.
Nurse Manager: Yolanda Smith, RN, BSN, MBA
Additional Information:
Intensive Care Unit
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Critical Care
Beds: 15
Shift: 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM; straight shift; no rotation
Nurse/Patient Ratio: 1:2
Patient Population: Medical, surgical, cardiovascular, neurological and Neuro-surgical patients requiring Intensive Care. Includes patients admitted from the emergency department, post anesthesia unit, the operating room, physician's offices and transfers from the medical surgical floor. Average length of stay is 2.5 days.
Nurse Manager: Kristin Merritt, RN
Additional Information:
Internal Supplemental Resource Pool (ISRP)
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Float Pool
Beds:
Shift: varies per specialty (see Duke Raleigh Unit Profiles)
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Benefit-eligible staff hired for Nursing Float Pool to cover units of clinical expertise in Med/Surg (Medical; Oncology; Surgical; Orthopedic specialties) or ICU/ED (Telemetry; ICU; Emergency; PACU specialties).
Nurse Manager: Yolanda Smith, RN
Additional Information:

RN licensure in NC, with minimum of 1-2 years experience in area(s) of assignment is required.

The nursing orientation is individualized and based upon the needs of the employee. Skills are audited via the Skills Validation Checklist and verified by a nurse preceptor.

Float Pool staff consists of RNs, NAs, and HUC's who are assigned to various units by management, based upon patient care needs.

Medical/Oncology
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: General Medicine
Beds: 34
Shift: 12-hour shifts; days or nights; no rotation
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Days 1: 5 Nights 1: 5-6
Patient Population: All medical patients including CHF, pulmonary, renal, endocrine, hematology/oncology
Nurse Manager: Paul Davis, RN
Additional Information:

This Unit is a combined medical/surgical and oncology unit.

Neuroscience
Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Neurosciences
Beds: 9
Shift: 12 hour shifts, 7A-7P or 7P-7A; no rotation.
Nurse/Patient Ratio: 1:3
Patient Population: The primary patient population consists of inpatient Neurology and Neurosurgery patients such as Ischemic stroke, R/O CVA, craniotomy, Aneurysm, shunts-Brain biopsy, cervical laminectomy and/or fusion four or more levels; extensive thoracic-lumbar fusions; Spinal tumor, Chiari
Nurse Manager: Kristin Merritt, RN
Additional Information:
Oncology Services
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Outpatient Cancer Clinics
Specialty: Medical oncology, radiation Oncology, GYN Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Beds: 15 infusion chairs, 2 private rooms
Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Medical Oncology, others 8:00AM 4:30PM
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Dependent on area
Patient Population: The primary patient population consists of adults receiving outpatient cancer therapies in Medical and Radiation GYN, and Surgical Oncology Departments.
Nurse Manager: Carrie Byrns, RN , OCN Clinical Operations Director
Additional Information:

Clinics are staffed by Duke physicians and offer a standard compliment of both chemo and non-chemo infusions, supportive drug therapies, transfusions, clinical trials (through Duke IRB), external beam radiation therapy, CT simulation, and other appropriate therapies.

Operating Room
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: General Surgery
Beds: 16 (12 major; 3 procedure; 1 cysto room)
Shift: 8 and 12-hour shifts; 24/7
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Includes patients in areas such as Neuro, Musculoskeletal, Advanced Laparoscopic/Oncology, ENT, Plastics, Ophthalmology, GYN and Urology.
Nurse Manager: Gilda Carroll, RN
Additional Information:
Orthopedics
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Orthopedics
Beds: 32
Shift: 12-hour shifts; days or nights; no rotation
Nurse/Patient Ratio: Days 1:5; Nights 1: 5-6
Patient Population: Orthopedic patients, especially total knees, hips, shoulders, and spinal surgeries.
Nurse Manager: Pam Laumakis, RN
Additional Information: This is not a trauma unit.
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: General Surgery
Beds: 14
Shift: 8, 10 and 12-hour shifts; day and evening; night weekend coverage
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Inpatients and outpatients who receive regional or general anesthesia in OR, plus select patients from Endoscopy, and Interventional Radiology
Nurse Manager: Sherrie Pritchard, RN
Additional Information: Also assists with placement of CVP lines.
Progressive Care Unit
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Progressive Care Unit
Beds: 22
Shift: 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM; straight shift; no rotation
Nurse/Patient Ratio: 1:4
Patient Population: Primarily cardiac diagnoses, AMI, CHF, AFIB, Status Post Pacemaker, Angina. Step down unit for ICU, some medical and surgical patients.
Nurse Manager: Kristin Merritt, RN
Additional Information:
Patients typically admitted from the emergency department, post anesthesia unit, cath lab, physician's offices and transfers from the medical surgical floor. Average length of stay is 2.1 days.
Radiology
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Radiology
Beds:
Shift: Days
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Diagnostic Radiology, Ultrasound, Mammography, Bone Densitometry, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Vascular and PET patients.
Nurse Manager: Karen Reavis, RN
Additional Information:
Same Day Surgery
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: General Surgery
Beds: 29 (17 pre-op; 12 post-op)
Shift: 5:45 AM - 7:30 PM; On-call Saturday/Sunday 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Patients preparing for and recovering from procedural and surgical care. Includes infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics, both male and female, outpatients and same day admits.
Nurse Manager: Sherrie Pritchard, RN
Additional Information:

Includes pre-admission testing, pre-operative preparation, immediate post-op recovery phase II, and preparation for discharge postoperative care, including Invasive Radiologic procedures, Pain Clinic, and Endoscopy patients. Staff members are cross-trained to two areas of SDS.

Wound Healing Center
Unit Location: Duke Raleigh Hospital
Specialty: Wound Management/Plastics
Beds:
Shift: Days; Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
Patient Population: Patients with chronic, non-healing wounds related to diabetic ulcers, poor circulation, post-operative infection, or any other cause
Nurse Manager: Theresa Parker, RN, WCC
Director: Trish Howe, RN
Additional Information:

The Wound Healing Center at Duke Raleigh Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of chronic non-healing wounds by identifying the specific causes of these conditions and using personalized treatment plans to support complete healing. Comprehensive treatment protocols and advanced techniques include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, growth factors, negative pressure therapy and cultured skin.

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