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LPN- General Medicine/Dialysis Unit-Duke Regional

Company: Employer
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as in North Carolina and in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital. Duke Nursing Highlights:Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organizationNurses 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! Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospital is now seeking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - experienced or new graduate to join the team who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together. Department Profile: The Gen Medicine & Dialysis 5-1 Unit at Duke Regional Hospital is comprised of a 36-bed Medical Unit. Our patients have a wide range of diagnosis from GI, Sepsis, pneumonia and In-patient dialysis. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts with every other weekend rotation. Job Summary Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. Administer medications and special nursing care techniques prescribed for assigned patients. 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 Administer medications as prescribed by physician and employ special nursing care techniques as required; administer intravenous medications and fluids as directed; maintain required records. Provide and document direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Nursing care is guided by the physician orders and the nursing plan of care. Patient response to care is reported to a registered nurse for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care. Assist other health care personnel in the delivery of patient care. Assist physicians and other nursing personnel in the performance of various diagnostic procedures. Evaluate nursing care with emphasis on nursing procedures and patient responses; assist in the delivery of nursing care and selection of nursing priorities. Assist in the development and implementation of general policies and procedures to provide for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients; participate in the formulation of new policies. Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipment and other material resources. Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assists in performance improvement activities. Assist with control of material resources and maintenance; assist in appraisal of effectiveness of material and equipment and report any equipment malfunctions to charge nurse. Participate in in-service education programs and other conferences within the service. Assist in the training of new employees. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Knowledge of scope of licensed practical nurse, ability to delegate to 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. Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others. Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care. Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area or organization. Use fine motor skills. Record activities, document interventions. Use computer and learn new software programs. Navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients. Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking. Able to remain focused and organized. Knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed. Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital. Knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. Two years of experience preferred Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required: Click here for more information Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospital is now seeking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - experienced or new graduate to join the team who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together. Department Profile: The Gen Medicine & Dialysis 5-1 Unit at Duke Regional Hospital is comprised of a 36-bed Medical Unit. Our patients have a wide range of diagnosis from GI, Sepsis, pneumonia and In-patient dialysis. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts with every other weekend rotation. Job Summary Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. Administer medications and special nursing care techniques prescribed for assigned patients. 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 Administer medications as prescribed by physician and employ special nursing care techniques as required; administer intravenous medications and fluids as directed; maintain required records. Provide and document direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Nursing care is guided by the physician orders and the nursing plan of care. Patient response to care is reported to a registered nurse for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care. Assist other health care personnel in the delivery of patient care. Assist physicians and other nursing personnel in the performance of various diagnostic procedures. Evaluate nursing care with emphasis on nursing procedures and patient responses; assist in the delivery of nursing care and selection of nursing priorities. Assist in the development and implementation of general policies and procedures to provide for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients; participate in the formulation of new policies. Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipment and other material resources. Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assists in performance improvement activities. Assist with control of material resources and maintenance; assist in appraisal of effectiveness of material and equipment and report any equipment malfunctions to charge nurse. Participate in in-service education programs and other conferences within the service..... click apply for full job details
Salary: $map.get("vacancy_salary-text"). Date posted: 06/20/2022

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