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MLPN - Duke Hospital - Birthing Center

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 1357707

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4521 MLPN

Job Description
MLPN – Duke University Hospital – Day/Night Rotation
Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire a MLPN who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
Department Profile:

The Birthing Center at Duke University Hospital provides care to antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn patients and is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.

Prefer 1 year of labor/delivery or OR experience.  Prefer bilingual applicants.
Work Hours & Shifts:

Full Time: Day/night rotation; 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts; weekends and on-call to meet unit needs
Duke Nursing Highlights:
  • All three Duke Hospitals have received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.
  • 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.
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Tuition Reimbursement!
Job Summary:

Occupational Summary

Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in patient care area. Administer medications and special nursing care techniques prescribed for assigned patients. 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

Administer medications as prescribed by physician and employ special nursing care techniques as required; administer intravenous medications and fluids as directed; assist with instrument processing and scheduling appoints. Maintains required records. 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 and patient teaching. Evaluate nursing care with emphasis on nursing procedures and patient responses; takes patient concern messages, assists 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. May be requested to be a liaison for clinic activities such as Joint Commission, Infection Control, and falls and/or participate in clinic committees. 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.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

Work requires graduation from an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program and successful completion of an approved Pharmacology program.


No experience required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.


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MLPN - Duke Hospital - Birthing Center


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EEO Disclosure:
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.
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Duke Health Highlights:

Duke University Hospital Profile

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 2016, Duke University Hospital admitted 41,408 patients and had 1,119,151 outpatient visits. U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2016-17. Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.