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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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(r) organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach 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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Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients Nursing. under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance withthe scope of the LPN as defined by the North Carolina Board of
Provide and document direct nursing care of assigned patients under the Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.activities. Assist in the development and implementation of general policies and Evaluate nursing care with emphasis on nursing procedures and patient Assist physicians and other nursing personnel in the performance of Assist in the training of new employees. Participate in maintaining the environment of care including equipment various diagnostic procedures. Assist with control of material resources and maintenance; assist in within the service. Participate in in-service education programs and other conferences 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. responses; assist in the delivery of nursing care and selection of nursing priorities. procedures to provide for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients; participate in the formulation of new policies. and other material resources. Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and assists in performance improvement appraisal of effectiveness of material and equipment and report any equipment malfunctions to charge nurse.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of licensed practical nurse, ability to delegate to Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, interventions. regulatory requirements. nursing support staff. Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering Working knowledgeof infection control procedures and safety precautions Able to use computer and learn new software programs. 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. healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others. Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care. information, treatment, and follow-up. designated by work area or organization. Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activities, document Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients. Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking. Able to remain focused and organized. applicable to work performed. routine and special treatments to patients. safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Pre-employment Physical 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 is required.
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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.