Duke Homecare & Hospice
Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services as well as serves as the home for the Duke Caregiver Support Program. Our Hospice team works closely with a patientâ€™s physician to provide comprehensive, individualized care in the comfort their home or at our inpatient hospice facility located in Durham. Our team of nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, and chaplains help patients and their families manage advanced medical conditions.
Duke Home Health provides services in a patientâ€™s home that include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social service, home health aides, and pain and wound management. Our infusion team comes to a patientâ€™s home to administer intravenous medications, including antibiotics and chemotherapy, to children and adults. Our nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and patient services coordinators work under the direction of a patientâ€™s doctor to monitor needs and treatment.
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!
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The Duke HomeCare and Hospice program serves 9 counties, and our Home Infusion Program offers multi-state coverage (NC, SC, VA). Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.
Shifts: Monday-Friday (5) 8 hour shifts 8:00AM-5:30PM
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN. Perform tasks within the scope of a nursing care assistant I as defined by the NC Board of Nursing.
- Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and required.
- Participate in own professional development by maintaining required training.
- Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.
- Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment.
- Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
- Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information collected.
- Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. catherizations/irrigation.
- May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old, Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide manual assistance as required.
- Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including, but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
- Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed by RN and/or physician as needed. Position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients. douches and enemas. Note and report any changes in the patient's condition.
- Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water.
- Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as skills validation and attending educational offerings.
- Support the development of other staff and formal learners. IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair.
Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NAI) with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property.
BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week of employment.
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