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LPN - Med/Surg - General Medicine Stepdown

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

Job Description:

Duke University Hospital Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area. In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers. 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) -Licensed Practical Nurse -- Duke University Hospital - General Medicine Stepdown Unit (8 East) - Night Shift -Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse who will embrace our mission of -Advancing Health Together.The -General Medicine Stepdown Unit (8 East) -contains a total of 24 inpatient beds. Our team of nursing staff provides exceptional care to patients with complex medical conditions. As a -progressive care unit, patients on 8 East include Covid/Respiratory with continuous Bipap and Optiflow, Trauma, Transplant, Neuro, Cardiac, OB, and Oncology. We partner with our GIP Hospice Team to focus on end-of-life with complex nursing needs. In addition, a portion of our beds are devoted to patients with increased critical care needs beyond the normal step-down level with IV titratable medications (vasopressors) and arterial line monitoring. We will also have virtual nursing to take care of admission and discharge for our patients. - -Department Highlights:
    • 3 DAISY Awards - for providing extraordinary compassionate care to their patients and families every day!
    • Strengths in teamwork, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and professional respect - we offer a dynamic environment for professional development.
    • Procedures/treatments frequently performed include diabetes management, pain management, wound care, telemetry, oxygen therapy, blood product administration, and IV management of fluids and medications.
    • Affords the clinical experience to attain strong critical thinking skills, vast knowledge of disease processes and body systems, and robust care management skills. -Work Schedule:
      3 12-hour shifts, night shift. 36 hours per week.

      What you will do:
      As a -Licensed Practical Nurse -for Duke University Health System, you will assume responsibilities for the direct care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in the patient care area. Licensed Practical Nurses provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the LPN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. -
      • 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's 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 healthcare 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 assist 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. -What you can expect:
        • 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. -What we will provide:
          • Paid Training
          • Opportunities for a Lifetime. Duke University Health System is committed to providing robust learning and development from Office of Continuing Education.
          • Clinical Ladder Advancement
          • Tuition Assistance
          • Performance Increases
          • Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Pension plan and much more. -What you will need:
            • Graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse Program. -Licensure and Certification Required:
              • Current registration with North Carolina State Board of Nursing as License Practical Nurse.
                • BLS Certification - 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 , LPN - Med/Surg - General Medicine Stepdown, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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