Duke Homecare & Hospice
Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services as well as serves as the home for the Duke Caregiver Support Program. Our Hospice team works closely with a patientâ€™s physician to provide comprehensive, individualized care in the comfort their home or at our inpatient hospice facility located in Durham. Our team of nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, and chaplains help patients and their families manage advanced medical conditions.
Duke Home Health provides services in a patientâ€™s home that include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social service, home health aides, and pain and wound management. Our infusion team comes to a patientâ€™s home to administer intravenous medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy, to children and adults. Our nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and patient services coordinators work under the direction of a patientâ€™s doctor to monitor needs and treatment.
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!
To have the opportunity to speak to someone further about this position, please click this link to schedule with a recruiter: https://calendly.com/jacqueline-huff/homecare-hospice-information
Learn more about the gift you are able to provide to families during their end of life experience with their loved ones: (29) Duke Hospice Nurses Give the Gift of Goodbye - YouTube ; (29) Hospice Nursing to Comfort not Cure - YouTube
Please Click These Links to Hear One of Duke's Nurse's View of the Gift of Hospice: (58) Hospice Nursing is a Profession of the Heart - YouTube
Nursing care assistants are Valued at Duke HomeCare and Hospice click here to watch: https://youtu.be/YWkc4XBwdao
Shifts: (2) 12 hour day shift (7:00AM-7:00PM) every Saturday and Sunday
- Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and required.
- Participate in own professional development by maintaining required training.
- Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.
- Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment.
- Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
- Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information collected.
- Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. catherizations/irrigation.
- May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old, Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide manual assistance as required.
- Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including, but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
- Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed by RN and/or physician as needed. position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients. douches and enemas. Note and report any changes in patient's condition.
- Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water.
- Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as skills validation and attending educational offerings.
- Support the development of other staff and formal learners. IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair throughout hospital.
- Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions Working knowledge of the organization and physical layout of the patients and hospital staff.
- 2+ years of experience is preferred
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
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