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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Med/Surg

DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 236971
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Experienced LPNs (1+ years of experience) are eligible for a $10,000 Commitment Bonus!

Shift Information

Full-time; 36 hours per week.

Three (3) 12-hour shifts.

Day shift (7a-7p) available!

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About Duke Regional Hospital


Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which ranks as the number four hospital in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke Regional Hospital is the second largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital areconsistently 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)

Unit Overview

The Med/Surg unit as Duke Regional Hospital is a 34 bed unit caring for patients with a wide range of diagnoses including patients requiring cardiac telemetry. This unit also serves as a specialty unit for patients with respiratory illnesses that require higher oxygen demands but who do not meet ICU criteria. Our patient centered team of health care professionals are committed to promoting excellence in patient care through best practices, innovation, research, and holding our patient's hand while they are with us. Be a part of the fast-paced team environment of Med/Surg at Duke where nurses work in a collaborative learning environment and serve alongside a dedicated team and where there is a flexible approach to staffing.

Occupational Summary

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.

Work Performed

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.

Experience

No experience required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must have current North Carolina or compact LPN licensure. Nurses with a multi state compact license must obtain NC state licensure within the first 90 days of employment.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.

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