Nursing Care Assistant I-Duke University Hospital
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 24, 2022
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 2018, Duke University Hospital
admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in
fiscal year 2017. - U.S News & World Report named Duke University
Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in
2018-19. - Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20
nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and
heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology,
rheumatology, and urology. - In addition to its hospitals, Duke
Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of
outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent
care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery
centers. - Duke Nursing Highlights: -
- Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet-- -
- 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! -Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke
University Hospital -
Duke University Health System- -Duke University Hospital -seeks to
hire Nursing Assistants who will embrace our mission of -Advancing
-Work Hours & Shifts:
- Full Time: Days (7a-7p) and Nights (7p-7a) -Job Summary:Perform
a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of
patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN. Prepare
patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and
provide manual assistance as required. Obtain and record patient
data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information
collected. Administer treatment and personal care procedures to
patients including, but not limited to:
- Feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and
trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with ambulation,
enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination.
- Provide such additional care as required to meet the personal
needs and comfort of assigned patients.
- Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching
instructed by RN and/or physician as needed.
- Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by
helping position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and
- Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags,
administer douches and enemas.
- Note and report any changes in patient's condition. Turn and
position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide
patients with fresh drinking water.
- Perform finger sticks for blood glucose testing, with
appropriate training. Assist with admission, discharge, and
transportation of patients.
- Follow standard precautions and use personal protective
equipment as required. Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests
on patient specimens.
- Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment
- Participate in own professional development by maintaining
required skills validation and attending educational offerings.
Support the development of other staff and formal learners.
- May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48
hours old, IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding
and urinary catherizations/irrigation. Perform other related duties
incidental to work described herein. -Knowledge, Skills, Education,
and Experience Required:
- No previous work experience required. Prior experience
- Completion of a Level I - Nurse Aide education program approved
by the North Carolina Board of Nursing or successful completion of
the NC - approved Nurse Aide I competency test.
- High School diploma or equivalent required. -Licensure,
Certification or Registration Required:
- Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NA I) with the
Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of
abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property.
- BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of
new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first
week of employment. - 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.
- 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 essentialjob 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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