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Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - Gen Med Dialysis - PRN

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units. Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arrington, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as in North Carolina and in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.

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) Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine Dialysis - PRN

    Schedule: 7am - 7pm x 1 shift per week

    Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire a Nursing care Assistant who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

    Unit Overview

    The Medicine/Dialysis Unit 5-1 at Duke Regional Hospital is comprised of a 36-beds. We are a very welcoming unit that strives at providing excellent patient care and customer service. We also believe in recognizing our staff for their dedication to nurse excellence. Our Team serves an extensive diverse patient population with illnesses and treatments which can include: Renal insufficiency, CHF, COPD, Peritoneal Dialysis, Sepsis, Pneumonia, insulin drips, heparin drips plus many more! Some exciting highlights about our unit are: Expansion of skill set and competencies to grow within your practice, flexible shifts-including week end option, Clinical Career advancement, New Grad Residency Program-helps support entry level of nurses, Higher Education Tuition Reimbursement, Hospital and Unit based committees. Come join our dynamic team at Duke Regional Hospital!

    Job Overview

    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 weighing patients.
    • Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer douches and enemas. Note and report any changes in a 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 as required.
    • 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 catheterization/irrigation.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Required Qualifications at this Level

      • 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. Experience
        • N/A Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
          • Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NAI) 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
            • 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 the organization and physical layout of the hospital
            • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
            • Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
            • Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations may be required.
            • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
            • Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools.
            • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and hospital staff.
            • Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing non- professional bedside patient care. Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
              • N/A Job Title: NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I
                Job Code: 4105
                FLSA: N
                Job Level: B2
                Revised Date: 01/30/2023
                Supervisory Responsibility: No

                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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