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

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 9, 2024

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) -**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-SaturdayJob 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. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Home Health-Wednesday-Saturday, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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