Nurse in Home Care,Hospice

North Carolina, United Sates
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Duke Hospice - LPN - Durham - Home Hospice

Duke Home Care & Hospice is based in Durham, North Carolina, in an area known as the Research Triangle, which is ranked nationally as one of the best places to live. We are committed to providing exceptional care to patients centrally located in 9 counties of North Carolina: Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake.

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 medical and nursing plan of care established policies and procedures.  Patient response to care to be reported to a registered nurse for evaluation, intervention and modification of the plan of care.

Job Relations:  

Manager, Clinical Services

Major Job Functions:

  • Provides nursing care for patients in accordance with physician’s order and established policies and procedure
  • Participates in weekly team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to facilitate that appropriate services are provided to the patient.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCHO thru In-services and workshop attendance.
  • Coordinates care plan activities with the multidisciplinary team members as directed by the RN case manager.
  • Assess the severity of patient’s symptoms and communicates findings to supervising RN and communicates with MD as appropriate and directed by the RN.
  • Documents care and services provided in accordance with DHCH policies and procedures and regulatory standards.
  • Required documentation is timely, concise and complete.
  • Follows standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.
  • Observes patient’s reactions to medications and reports any adverse reactions to the supervising nurse and physician.
  • Communicates regularly with team members, caregivers and physicians.
  • Identifies personal learning needs and implements corrective action.
  • Implements agency policy, procedures and objectives.
  • Maintains confidentiality of employee and patient information. 
  • Exhibits an attitude which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace.
  • Displays a clean, neat, professional appearance.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement Program. 
  • Promotes quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.

Requisition Number: 401514781 
Location: Durham
Job Code: 4086 LPN 
Job Family Level: C2
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University 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 essential job 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.


Work requires graduation from an accredited Practical Nurse program.


No experience required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.

Auto req:  ID106586BR