Job description

Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services. Hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients in their home, skilled-nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and at our two inpatient facilities located in Hillsborough and Durham, North Carolina.

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!



Occupational Summary

Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the LPN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Work Performed

Provide and document direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Nursing care guided by medical and nursing plan of care established policies and procedures. Patient response to care reported to a registered nurse for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care.

Major Job Functions

  1. Provides nursing care for patients in accordance with physician’s order and established policies and procedure.
  2. Participates in weekly team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to facilitate that appropriate services are provided to the patient.
  3. Maintains up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCHO thru In-services and workshop attendance.
  4. Coordinates care plan activities with the multidisciplinary team members as directed by the RN case manager.
  5. Assess the severity of patient’s symptoms, communicates findings to supervising RN, and communicates with MD as appropriate and directed by the RN.
  6. Documents care and services provided in accordance with DHCH policies, procedures, and regulatory standards.
  7. Required documentation is timely, concise and complete.
  8. Follows standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.
  9. Observes patient’s reactions to medications and reports any adverse reactions to the supervising nurse and physician.
  10. Communicates regularly with team members, caregivers and physicians.
  11. Identifies personal learning needs and implements corrective action.
  12. Implements agency policy, procedures and objectives.
  13. Maintains confidentiality of employee and patient information.
  14. Exhibits an attitude, which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace.
  15. Displays a clean, neat, professional appearance.
  16. Participates in Performance Improvement Program.
  17. Promotes quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Click here for more information Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required: regulatory requirements. interventions. Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize nursing support staff. Considerable knowledge of the care and treatment of patients and special procedures that apply to practical nursing. Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively. healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others. Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care.information, treatment, and follow-up. designated by work area or organization. Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activities, document Able to use computer and learn new software programs. Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients. Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking. Able to remain focused and organized. applicable to work performed. routine and special treatments to patients. safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Level Characteristics N/A

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 1/8/2021
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