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Licensed Pratical Nurse (Experienced LPN) Referral Center, Duke HomeCare and Hospice, Day Shift

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

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 patient'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 patient'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 patient'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 patient'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 (based on eligibility) Duke HomeCare, Hospice, and Infusion Services Referral Center Shifts: Rotating 8a-5p and 9a-6p with rotating back up every 4 weeks weekend shift.


    Coordinate internal and external referrals for DHCH and responsible for initial intake of provider orders.


  • Provides nursing care for patients in accordance with physician's order and established policies and procedures
  • Participates in weekly team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to facilitate that appropriate services are provided to the patient
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JC through in-service and workshop attendance
  • Coordinates care plan activities with multidisciplinary team members as directed by Nursing Case Manager
  • Documents care and services provided in accordance with DHCH policies, procedures and regulatory standards
  • Provides documentation that is timely, concise and complete
  • Follows standard precautions and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
  • Observes patients' reactions to medications and reports any adverse reactions to the supervising nurse or physician
  • Communicates regularly with team members, caregivers and physicians
  • Implements agency policy, procedures and objectives
  • Maintains confidentiality of employee and patient information
  • Exhibits an attitude which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace
  • Displays a clean, neat and professional appearance
  • Participates in Performance Improvement Program
  • Promotes quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.
  • Performs other duties as assigned Education

    Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.

    • One to two years of experience preferred
    • Working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
    • Strong Computer skills preferred Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
      • Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.
      • Valid NC driver's license
      • AHA BLS Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • 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.
        • Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activities, document interventions.
        • 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.
        • Working 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.
        • Working 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 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.

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , Licensed Pratical Nurse (Experienced LPN) Referral Center, Duke HomeCare and Hospice, Day Shift, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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