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Registered Nurse (Experienced RN) Hospice Home Team-Weekend Option Day Shift

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 21, 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)
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

Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

Duke HomeCare and Hospice differs from other home health companies in many amazing ways. Please see a list of some of those reasons below:
No call requirements
Manageable caseloads and territories
Commitment to safety for both patients and employees
Mileage reimbursement rate equal to federal rate of $0.675/mile
Extensive orientation of 12+ weeks based on individual needs
Shifts/Hours: 3-12 or 4-10 hour days Weekend Option


Performs professional nursing care for patients in a primary care setting (the home or alternate-site setting) according to nursing practices, agency policies and regulations. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with the NC nurse practice act, physician orders and established policies and procedures. Uses professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.
Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to plan priorities and to set realistic outcomes; collaborate with healthcare team in the evaluation and cost effectiveness of patient care.
Assess educational needs of patients/families concerning alterations in health, the disease process, and plan of care.
Develop and implement an effective discharge plan for patients to begin at the initiation of services.
Obtain or develop appropriate educational resources for patients/families; plan and implement appropriate educational interventions; evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of patient/family teaching.
Role model professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to assure appropriate care and service are provided to the patient.
Maintain up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCAHO standards thru inservices and workshop attendance.
Assesses the severity of patient symptoms, communicate to the physician and record significant findings, intervenes as appropriate.
Document care and services provided in accordance with DHCH Policy and Procedures and regulatory standards.
Complete documentation accurately, timely, concisely.
Medication reconciliation and education to prevent adverse events and readmission to hospital
Observe patient's reactions to medications and reports significant incidents to the physicians.
Communicate regularly with team members, caregivers, and physicians.
Follow infection control standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.
Delegate and supervise care given by NCA's/LPN's.
Develop plan of care for aides, assign care to aides based on the skills of the aide, the availability of the aide for patient care continuity, patient preference (when possible), and other considerations as determined by the patient's care needs.
Identify personal learning needs and implements corrective action: assists in planning and conducting staff development programs to improve DHCC effectiveness.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Implement agency policy, procedures and objectives.
Work closely and collaboratively with agency billing staff to ensure accuracy of billing.
Maintain confidentiality of employee and patient information.
Exhibit an attitude which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace.
Display a clean, neat, professional appearance.
Participate in Performance Improvement Program.
Promote quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Perform Patient care primarily in the patient's residence or skilled nursing facility (> 50%)

Travel to and from patient residence


Education and Formal Training Associate Degree or Diploma as RN required
Registered Nurses are not required but encouraged to enroll in a DUHS approved BSN program after completing two years of service of their start date.
BSN is not required for Health System Clinical Ladder
Licensures, Certifications Must have a current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina or Compact license from participating state
Current State of North Carolina Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) (American Heart Association only)
Professional Work Experience & Requirements Two years of med-surgical, critical care or home health/hospice/infusion
Valid driver's license and current automobile insurance coverage
Prior experience in Home Health, Hospice or Infusion preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations, including JCAHO and DFS standards, ICD-9 Coding.
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA
Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Ability to use fine motor skills
Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs and technology
Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
Knowledge in wound identification and treatments, infusion and other advanced nursing skills
Critical thinking skills and organization skills
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Strong computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, preferred
Excellent rapport, understanding, and communication with the patients and their family members
Ability to work autonomously and independently in varying environments.
Able to withstand driving long distances, stooping, bending, lifting 20 plus pounds, and climb stairs

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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