Nursing Care Assistant II/Health Unit Coordinator-Duke Adult Preop- 5:00am-1:30pm
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: February 12, 2024
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General Description of the Job Class
The Nursing Assistant (NA) is a patient care support partner with
the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and
performs work as delegated by the RN or LPN. The NA provides direct
care to patients and assists with non-direct patient care unit
coordination. The individual in this position is expected to
perform basic care and comfort standards as well as have knowledge
of the patient population needs in the assigned work area. In
addition, the NA is expected to assist the RN in the care of
acutely ill patients. This individual is expected to practice
medical asepsis, respect the dignity and privacy of every patient
and family, and to respect cultural differences during patient
care. They are expected to know and adhere to all basic policies
and procedures and respond appropriately during emergency
situations. They are expected to maintain the patient/family
environment, perform general unit upkeep, order and maintain unit
equipment, and order supplies as needed, with or without direct
supervision. The NA is expected to use accurate verbal and written
communication and to document patient care appropriately in the
electronic health record. Perform tasks within the scope of a
Nursing Care Assistant I and II as defined by the NC Board of
Nursing. Perform a variety of clerical duties involved in
preparing, maintaining, and processing patient, unit(s) and
hospital data and records to include operating the organization's
patient care information systems. Individuals in this role are
typically scheduled for NCA II shifts at minimum 75% of the
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
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, hair care,
changing clothing, nail care, 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 providers as needed.
Assist providers and nurses with physical examinations by helping
position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing
Take and record vital signs, record I&O, and apply ice bags.
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 fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate
training, document and notify RN/LPN.
Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.
Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment
Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as
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 clean dressing change for wounds over 48 hours
Perform a variety of clerical tasks involved in operating the
organization's patient care information system. Acknowledge orders
on EMR task list, verify printout and input verified orders to
request diets, treatments, nursing services, equipment and
diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures.
Assemble and maintain patient charts from admission through
discharge. Prepare and upload paper documents into the electronic
medical record (EMR).
Navigate electronic medical record, access patient information,
generate reports, schedule appointments and manage task list.
Assign nursing staff to communication systems.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described
In addition to the NCA I duties outlined, the following duties may
be performed: sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old
and wound irrigation; IV fluid assistance activities;
oral/nasogastric feeding; urinary catheterization and irrigation;
oxygen therapy, including room set-up and monitoring flow-rate;
break up and removal of fecal impaction; oropharyngeal and
nasopharyngeal suctioning; tracheotomy care; ostomy care and
irrigation. These additional skills will require competency
validation on hire as well as annual competency validation.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of 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 and completion of Level II
Nurse Aide education programs approved by the North Carolina Board
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Listed as NA I with the Division of Facility Services with no
substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation
of property. Listed as NA II with the North Carolina Board of
BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new
hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week
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