Licensed Practical Nurse (Experienced LPN) Home Health
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 230010
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)
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**Eligible for Sign-On 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: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; and every 4 to 6 week a Saturday shift of 8AM-5PM.
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.
Preferred experience in Home Health Setting for 1+ years
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.)
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