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 of assigned patientsunder the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient carearea. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordancewith the scopeof the LPN as defined by the North Carolina Board ofNursing.
Provide and document direct nursing care of assigned patients under thesupervision ofa registered nurse or physician. Nursing care is guidedby the physicia norders and the nursing plan of care. Patient responseto care is reporte dtoa registered nurse for evaluation, interventionand modification of th eplan of care. Assistother health care personnelinthe delivery of patien t care.Assist physicians and other nursing personnel in the performanceo fvarious diagnostic procedures.Evaluate nursing care with emphasis onnur sing procedures and patientresponses; assist in the delivery of nursingc are and selection ofnursing priorities.Assist in the development andimpl ementation of general policies andprocedures to provide for the emotiona l and physical comfort and safetyof patients; participate in the formula tion of new policies.Participate in maintaining the environment ofcarein cluding equipmentand other material resources.Participate in theidentifi cation of clinical or operational performanceimprovement opportunities a nd assists in performance improvementactivities.Assist with control of m aterial resources and maintenance; assist inappraisal of effectiveness o fmaterial and equipment and report anyequipment malfunctions tocharge n urse.Participate in in-service education programs and other conferencesw ithin 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 practi cal nurse, ability to delegate tonursing support staff.Considerable know ledge of the care and treatment of patients and specialprocedures that a pply to practical nursing. Able to independently seekout resources and w ork collaboratively.Able to communicate clearly with patients,families, visitors,healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership andothe rs.Able to teach patients and familiesin accordance with thenursingplan of care.Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process andpriori tizeinformation, treatment, and follow-up.Competent in BLSand/or other s pecialized life support requirementsdesignated by work area or organizat ion.Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activities, documentin terventions.Able to use computer and learn new software programs.Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients.Able towithst and prolonged standing and walking.Able to remain focused and organized. Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that area pplicable to work performed.Working knowledge of procedures and techniqu es involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patients.W orking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic healthandsafe ty precautions applicable to work in a hospital.Workingknowledgeof infec tion control procedures and safety precautionsAbilityto understand and f ollow oral and written instructions.Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirements.Pre-employment Physic al Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.
No experience required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure isrequired.
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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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.