Registered Nurse and Respiratory Therapist Jobs

Experience an environment unlike any other at the brand-new Duke Central Tower.

Whether you are an experienced Registered Nurse, new graduate Nurse, or Respiratory Therapist, there is no better place to grow your career. Here you will put your critical thinking skills to use as you treat some of the most complex patients in an innovative, state-of-the-art teaching environment.


You may be asking yourself – why be a Neuro Nurse?  In an incredibly fast-paced environment, many patients you treat you would not see as a Med/Surg nurse. Some of the injuries take time to see the progress, but that is one of the things that will give you the most satisfaction.  Your sense of assessment skills will be heightened as you pick up the subtle changes in your patients and that is incredibly rewarding.


Working with cutting-edge technology and an interdisciplinary team including APPs and Intensivists, you will lead rounds engaging the staff on the unit to be involved in different aspects of not just patient care but creating a healthy work environment through healthy activities.  The nurse-to-patient ratio in ICU is 1:1 or 1:2.


In the stepdown unit, the nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:3-4, but it could be up to 6; the average length of stay is 5-6 days, but patients discharge 10-15 and we admit the same number back.  You will work with stroke, brain tumor, spine, and epilepsy patients.


There has never been a better time to join Duke University Hospital.  If you’re looking for a position with autonomy, a voice that is heard and respected, and patients that range from med/surg to critical care and pediatric to adult, look no further. 

Total Rewards

Discover a compensation package that’s second to none.  Here’s a sampling of some of the amazing benefits we offer:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Reimbursement for advanced credentials (RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C)
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Educational funding for professional development
  • Generous pension plan
  • Generous PTO, including carryover
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Student loan forgiveness
  • Clinical advancement ladders
  • Certification compensation
  • Community discounts


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