Clinical Services Lead RN, Duke Hospice

  • Requisition Number: 139470
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: HomeCare & Hospice
  • Employment Status: Full Time
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Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services. Hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients in their home, skilled-nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and at our two inpatient facilities located in Hillsborough and Durham, North Carolina.


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The Clinical Team Lead provides leadership at the unit level. The Clinical Team Lead independently and creatively implements the nursing process for individual patients and identifies needs and plans care for unit patient populations. The Clinical Team Lead is positive during changes and supports growth of peers. The Clinical Team Lead is able to effectively communicate with all members of the health care team.

Shifts: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, with call as required per unit needs.

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Plan and provide advanced and/or specialized nursing care for patients in accordance with guidelines established within the Discipline of Nursing Clinical Ladder Program; participate in educational activities, departmental committees, research projects or other health related projects as assigned. Provide nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.General Description of the Job Class



Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

  • Identify care needs for patient populations at the unit level. Provide leadership in the development of standards of care, patient/family education and staff education to address the needs of specific populations.
  • Participate in educational activities, departmental committees, research projects and other health-related projects as assigned.
  • Provide direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control of material resources; appraise quality and effectiveness of material and equipment and communicate to responsible individuals.
  • Anticipate potential safety concerns in the environment of care and intervene.
  • Guide the professional growth of others at the unit level through precepting, role modeling, coaching and/or mentoring.
  • Provide leadership at a unit level for initiatives designed to improve the quality of care or clinical outcomes for populations of patients and growth of others.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA
  • Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process
  • Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
  • Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
  • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
  • Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care
  • Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
  • Ability to use fine motor skills
  • Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area
  • Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
  • Ability to use computer and learn new software programs
  • Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools
  • Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking
  • Ability to remain focused and organized
  • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
  • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
  • Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
  • Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required



Minimum Qualifications




BSN required.




Requires three years of appropriate clinical experience.

In addition to the education and experience noted above, applicants must meet all requirements set forth by the Nursing Clinical Ladder Program for the level III.



Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.


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