Nursing Program Coordinator for Duke’s Home-Based Care; 4-10/hour days; Weekend Option

Duke University

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 patient’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 patient’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 patient’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 patient’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!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)

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Shift: Friday-Monday; 4-10 hour days; 8 AM-6 PM: 

The DHCH Care Coordination team consists of 12 Nursing Program Coordinators (NPC) working across the 3 Duke hospitals. As a coordinator, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the hospital team to include the Case Manager, and Physician to initiate home care services for those patients who need home health, hospice, or infusion services at discharge. We provide education to the patient and their caregiver related to the services needed to facilitate an appropriate discharge plan. The NPC will utilize their strong assessment skills and clinical knowledge in order to fulfill our goal to provide the patient/family with a smooth transition to home.

  • Responsible for the coordination of home health, hospice, and infusion services for the hospitalized patient, clinic/outpatient and/or patient in an alternative setting (i.e. extended care facilities) by acquiring admission information and assessing the appropriateness of home care services.

  • Responsible for providing community education, responding to customer requests and concerns, and interfacing with referral sources, organizations, government agencies and third-party payors.

  • Participate in care team unit huddles and function as an educational resource.

  • Provide consultation to physicians, hospitals, and other referral sources regarding home coordination and available services through DHCH.

  • Meet with the referral source regularly to identify patient population needs, referral process improvements and identify patient/staff educational opportunities.


  • Maintains current knowledge base of the comprehensive services, products and supplies available through DHCH.
  • Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory guidelines related to home care services.
  • Remains current of reimbursement issues, and maintains understanding of their impact on the delivery of home health, hospice, and infusion services.
  • Functions as an educational resource, providing consultation to physicians, hospitals, and other referral sources regarding home care coordination and available services through DHCH.
  • Utilize comprehensive assessment skills to determine patients appropriateness of home care and initiate development of a plan of care.
  • Meet with referral sources regularly to identify patient population needs, referral process improvements and identify patient/staff educational opportunities.
  • Maintains daily record of referral source/community contacts and assists in identifying referral trends and needs.
  • Initiates home care coordination in collaboration with referral source, MD, patient/caregiver and central intake staff.
  • Participate in patient case conferences.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education, Degrees and Formal Training:

    BSN required. Current RN licensure in the state of North Carolina, or compact licensure in participating state is required. BLS required.

    Work Experience:

    Three years of nursing experience are required.

    Duke 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.

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