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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Home Health-Wednesday-Saturday

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 7, 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 HomeCare & Hospice


Pursue your passion for caring with Duke HomeCare & Hospice, which offers hospice, home health, and infusion services across the region, as well as serves as the home for the Duke Caregiver Support Program. Team members work closely with a patient's physician to provide comprehensive, individualized care in the comfort of their home or at our inpatient hospice facility in Durham, NC.





**Eligible for a Commitment Bonus**

At Duke Home Health, you are able to meet patients where they are! By working as a home health nurse, you are able to help keep patients out of the hospital and in their homes where they are most comfortable.

Duke HomeCare and Hospice provides innovative and thoughtful care by using an interdisciplinary team approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, families and the communities for which they serve. In this role, you would have the opportunity to connect the patient with the right level of care at the right time.



Shift: 4-10 hour days: Wednesday-Saturday

Job Summary:

As a Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere.
The Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the LPN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
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 remain focused and organized.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.
Highly preferred experience in Home Health Setting for 1+ years, or high acuity experience to include wound vac experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required or Multi-State Compact License (application for permanent NC LPN license required within 90 days of hire.).
Active and current driver's license
BLS Certification is required (If expired, this training will be provided during orientation.)



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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