MLPN - Orthopaedics - Apex

  • Requisition Number: 6087
  • Location: Raleigh
  • Specialty: Ambulatory Care/Hospital Based Clinics
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The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC)is the faculty physician practice for Duke Health. The PDC owns and operates more than 120 primary and specialty care clinics in 10 North Carolina counties.


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!
  • Relocation Assistance!


Apex Orthopaedics 


General Description
Assume responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned patients under the supervision of a 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.


Job Duties
1. Patient Care Responsibilities- rooming patients, collecting histories, charting, answering phone calls, completing forms, ordering medications.
2. Clerical Duties- prepping clinics, obtaining test results, updating charts, verifying insurance, obtaining authorizations, coordinating referrals and appointments
3. Fulfills EOC Responsibilities- cleaning exam rooms, ordering and stocking supplies and restocking exam rooms, cleaning exam tables, maintain safe work environment by checking for expired supplies, medications, emptying sharps containers 
4. Organizational Duties- promoting patient rights, responding to emergency codes, following HR, Compliance and Joint Commission policies
5. Responsibilities that vary according to state law, which include autoclaving, checking vital signs, suture removal, dressing changes, entering orders based on physician protocols, biohazard waste


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of scope of licensed practical nurse.
• Considerable knowledge of the care and treatment of orthopaedic 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.
• Competent in BLS.
• Able to record activities, document interventions.
• Prior experience in Epic.
• Prior experience drawing injections, removing sutures/staples and casting.
• Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
• 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. 


Education Requirements/Preferences
Work requires graduation from an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program


Experience Requirements/Preferences
1 year prior experience in a clinic setting preferred.


Licensure/Certification Requirements
Current State of North Carolina LPN licensure is required.   BLS certified.


Working Conditions
Must be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment. 
Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours. 
Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills & cooperation.
Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
Must travel between locations on needed basis. 
Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands & priorities.
Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time.
Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day.
Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
Must be able to push/pull 30 lbs.
Must be able to carry 30 lbs.
Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms. 


Minimum Qualifications




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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Ambulatory Care/Hospital Based Clinics