Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Duke University Hospital - Adult Medicine Stepdown
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 226857
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its 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 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)
Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care o f assigned patientsunder the supervision of a registered nurse or physic ian in patient carearea. Provides nursing services to patients and famil ies in accordancewith the scope ofthe LPN as defined by the North Carol ina Board ofNursing.
Provide and docum ent direct nursing care of assigned patients under thesupervision of a r egistered nurse or physician. Nursing care is guidedby the physician ord ers and the nursing plan of care. Patient responseto care is reported to a registered nurse for evaluation, interventionand modification of the plan of care. Assist other health care personnelin the delivery of patie nt care.Assist physicians and othernursing personnel in the performance ofvarious diagnostic procedures.Evaluate nursing care with emphasis on nursing procedures and patientresponses; assist in the delivery of nursi ng care and selection ofnursing priorities.Assist in the development and implementation of general policies andprocedures to provide for the emo tional and physical comfort and safetyof patients; participate in the fo rmulation of new policies.Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipmentand other material resources.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportu nities and assists in performance improvementactivities.Assist with cont rol of material resources and maintenance; assist inappraisal of effecti veness of material and equipment and report anyequipment malfunctions to charge nurse.Participate in in-service education programs and other con ferenceswithin the service.Assist in the training of new employees.Perfo rm other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of licens ed practical nurse, ability to delegate tonursing support staff.Consider able knowledge of the care and treatment of patients and specialprocedur esthat apply to practical nursing. Able to independently seekout resour ces and work collaboratively.Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadersh ip and others.Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing planof care.Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to proc ess and prioritizeinformation, treatment, and follow-up.Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work ar ea or organization.Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activit ies, documentinterventions.Able to use computer and learn new software p rograms.Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patient s.Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Able to remain focuse d and organized.Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special proc edures that areapplicable to work performed.Working knowledge of procedu res and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatmen ts to patients.Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and bas ic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospital.Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructions.Working knowledg e and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirements.P re-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Level Chara cteristics
Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.
No experience required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.
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