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
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Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)
Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse with a passion for helping patients? Do you love the idea of being trained in our Renowned University Teach Hospital and high acuity, diverse patient population? If you answered yes to both of these questions, this opportunity may be right for you!
LPN - Duke University Hospital (Days, Nights and Rotating Shifts Available)
Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an experienced Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The NeuroScience Progressive Care Units (also known as Stepdown) at Duke University Hospital comprises of two 37bed units (one on the 8th and one on the 9th floor) of the Brand new Duke Central Tower. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient and their families to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
Similar to the high acuity of a community hospital ICU, the Neuro Stepdown units see a myriad of populations and cases that may include but are not limited to: vasoactive drips, drains, arterial lines, tracheostomy, chest tubes, central lines, and more. The Neuro stepdown units receive medically complex patients that no longer require mechanical ventilation.
Patient Ratio: 1:3/4
Work Hours & Shifts:
Three 12-hour shifts per week
Straight Days, Rotating and Straight Night Shifts are available: 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am
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. Nurses hired into this limited benefited classification will commit to work a minimum number of hours in a designated inpatient nursing department. Compensation is a flat rate that is based on years of experience.
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 and report any 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 herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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 navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients.
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
Able to remain focused and organized.
Working 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.
Working 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.
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.
Enrollment towards RN program highly preferred but not required
Prior LPN experience highly preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.
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