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Who We Are
This is Duke Health. A place where a compassionate commitment to advancing health changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community.
It’s this commitment that inspires us as we cultivate a culture and community where, together, we can serve with purpose, embrace differences, advance professionally, and focus on pioneering breakthroughs.
By combining cutting-edge technology and an empathetic human touch, team members have the opportunity to follow their passions and find fulfilment in helping others, while also advancing their careers at locations across Duke Health. We’re proud to bring together passionate, caring individuals who reflect the community they serve while bringing positive and far-reaching advancement to health care.
So, wherever your talents may lie, discover who we are and how we can advance health together.
Highly Rated as an Employer
Duke Health is consistently recognized as a top employer for our dedication to our team and the patients we serve. In 2023, Duke Health was named a Best Large Employer by Forbes and the #1 health care recipient in NC. We're also proud to be named as the #1 health care system in North Carolina on Fortune's America's Most Innovative Companies 2023 list.
Additionally, our hospitals are consistently recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders by Healthcare Equality Index — and we’ve been a recipient of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired honor since 2018, which recognizes our ability to elevate the health and care of the communities we serve.
Health and Wellness Benefits
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, we want to ensure that you are supported in both work and in life with comprehensive benefits that let you plan your future. At Duke Health, we invest in you through our Total Rewards Program.
We offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care plan as well as life insurance and long and short-term disability to support you.
> Four options of medical coverage for full-time team members and their dependents. One medical coverage option for full time remote employees that live outside of North Carolina.
> Each medical plan covers pharmacy, mental health, and annual eye exam(s).
> Health Care Reimbursement Account
> Three competitive dental plans
> Duke Well – free care management program with Duke Basic or Duke Select medical coverage options
We invite you to learn more about our 2023 Medical Summary Plans.
Duke Health also offers unique wellness benefits, including:
> Paid time off program for eligible employees that puts vacation, sick leave, and holiday leave into one program. Time accrued is based on years of service.
> PERQs discounts available at businesses throughout the Triangle
> Farmers Market (Seasonal)
> LIVE for Life Programs – chair massages, run/walk club, tobacco cessation
> Free Health Coaching
> Fitness Club Discounts
> Duke destinations: Duke Forest, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke Lemur Center, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke Campus Farm, Duke Marine Lab, Duke Chapel and more.
At Duke Health, we're inspired by a compassionate commitment to advance health together. This commitment allows us to pioneer innovative progress and work together to improve community health in the Triangle and beyond — but most importantly, this commitment guides us as provide outstanding care to patients, their families, and each other.
When you join Duke Health as a nurse, you'll find unwavering support both in work and in life, unique growth and development opportunities, and an environment that not only brings out your best, but encourages you to be part of innovative progress — no matter your clinical area of interest.
In addition to opportunities to grow and advance your nusing career, Duke Health also supports nursing team members through:
- Sign-on bonuses of up to $15,000 for experienced RNs in select units
- Relocation assistance of up to $8,000 for experienced RNs, and up to $3,000 for new graduate nurses, if living 50 or more miles away from a Duke University Health System facility
- Tuition assistance through the Employee Tuition Assistance Program or RN Tuition Assistance Program
- Nurse loan forgiveness of up to $25,000 for outstanding student loans for pre-licensure nursing education
- Certification bonuses, Nursing Career Ladder, Friends of Nursing program, and so much more
Mission and Vision
The Duke Health mission, vision and values statements are the fundamental building blocks for our success as a leading national academic health center committed to advancing health together. These statements concisely convey the purpose, direction, drivers and character of our institution.
Each of the major component entities within Duke Health also maintain their own local values statements that are reflective of their individual work cultures and missions. However, as you’ll see below, while the values statements throughout the organization are stated slightly differently in some cases, they are all consistent with the overarching Duke Health values.
In advancing health together, we will:
- Deliver tomorrow's health care today
- Accelerate discovery and its translation
- Create education that is transforming
- Build healthy communities
- Connect with the world to improve health globally
Duke Health Values