If you are an experienced Infusion nurse professional who wants to make a difference, then consider joining Duke Home Care & Hospice (DHCH). We are looking for passionate people and experienced professionals to make a difference in the lives of our home infusion patients and their loved ones. We have several career opportunities that may be of interest to you.As part of the Duke Health system, DHCH is a growing home care provider offering a variety of opportunities that may match your interest, work schedule needs and location. We are recognized by many organizations as one of the best place to work and offer competitive pay and a robust benefits package to support our employees and their families. We are 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.Please visit us online at www.hr.duke.edu or visit our direct apply link: Career Opportunities at DHCH to learn which opportunity interests you most. You can also visit us on Facebook at Duke HomeCare & Hospice.
JOB SUMMARY:This is primarily an infusion nursing position. Performs professional nursing care for patients in a primary care setting (the home and alternate care site) according to nursing practices, agency policies and regulations. MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:Note: Major Job Functions listed below. Other requirements will be based on level as stipulated by the DUHS Clinical Ladder Program. 1.Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with the NC nurse practice act, physician orders and established policies and procedures. Uses professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.2.Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to plan priorities and to set realistic outcomes; collaborate with healthcare team in the evaluation and cost effectiveness of patient care.3.Assess educational needs of patients/families concerning alterations in health, the disease process, and plan of care.4.Obtain or develop appropriate educational resources for patients/families; plan and implement appropriate educational interventions; evaluate effectiveness and outcomes of patient/family teaching.5.Advanced nursing skills that include experience in administering and handling patients requiring chemo therapy and other infusion medications (i.e. TPN, antibiotics and cardiac drugs).6.Integrates nursing experience to assist with marketing nurse programs within the communities.7.Role model professional nursing through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.8.Participates in weekly team meetings and case conferences, as necessary, to assure appropriate care and service are provided to the patient.9.Maintains up to date knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid/JCAHO standards thru inservices and workshop attendance.10.Assesses the severity of patient symptoms, communicates to the physician and records significant findings, intervenes as appropriate.11.Documents care and services provided in accordance with DHCC Policy and Procedures and regulatory standards.12.Required documentation is timely, concise and complete.13.Observes patient's reactions to medications and reports significant incidents to the physicians.14.Communicates regularly with team members, caregivers, and physicians.15.Follows infection control standard precautions and uses personal protective equipment as required.16.Participates in collaborative practice teams and other hospital/community relations.17.Functions as needed to facilitate program development in specialty area.18.Implements agency policy, procedures and objectives.19.Works closely with agency billing staff to ensure accuracy of billing.20.Maintains confidentiality of employee and patient information.21.Exhibits an attitude which promotes harmony and goodwill in the workplace.22.Displays a clean, neat, professional appearance.23.Participates in Performance Improvement Program.24.Promotes quality, comprehensive services through a team approach.25.Performs other duties as assigned.26.Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. *******************************************************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. EducationDHCH preferred requirements are: Bachelor's degree in nursing (B.S.) preferred. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.ExperienceRequires use of specialty infusion skills in the home and other environments. Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level. Degrees, Licensures, CertificationsMust have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.Career Opportunities at DHCH
Duke HomeCare & Hospice provides innovative, thoughtful care, using an interdisciplinary team approach, to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patients, families and communities we serve. If you are an experienced health care professional who wants to make a difference, then consider joining Duke Home Care & Hospice (DHCH). We are looking for passionate people and experienced professionals... to make a difference in the lives of our home health, home infusion and hospice patients and their loved ones. We have many home care career opportunities including RN’s, CNA’s, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants located right in your area.