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LPN-Pickett Road Primary Care

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.

About Duke Primary Care

Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Primary Care, which offers family, adolescent, and internal medicine services as well as urgent, general pediatric, and virtual care at nearly 50 clinic locations across central North Carolina.

LPN- Pickett Road Primary Care, Monday -Friday, 8am-5pm - FT

DUKE HEALTH- DUKE PRIMARY CARE is interested in hiring a talented, energetic, professional, Licensed Practical Nurse who can multi-task, provide exceptional customer service, is punctual and a team player. We offer exceptional benefits and career growth opportunities with this world-class healthcare provider.

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.

The state of NC, the BON allows for individuals with LPN compact licenses to start work while pursuing their NC license.

Work Performed

Administer medications as prescribed by physician and employ special nursing care techniques; 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; report 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

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

Duke Health Highlights:
In addition to our three 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 Primary Care is the largest primary care network in the greater Triangle area with family medicine and internal medicine providers, and pediatricians in nearly 30 locations throughout the region.

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing

Required: Click here for more information

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.


No experience required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.

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-Pickett Road Primary Care, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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