Nursing Care Assistant II - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine - PRN Nights
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: February 12, 2024
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person,
Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for
nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on
providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized
service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional
Hospital has 369 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, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute
and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke
Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953
outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in
North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
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 (based on eligibility)
Nursing Care Assistant II - Duke Regional Hospital - General
Medicine - PRN Nights
Schedule: 7pm - 7am x 1 shift per week, shift differential
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
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
What you will do:
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 other related duties incidental to 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.
What you will need:
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
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 principles and practices of providing
nonprofessional bedside patient care.
Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health
and safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital.
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
This position is very active and requires standing, walking,
bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all
day. The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients
weighing over 35 pounds with assistance or appropriate lift
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 the organization and physical layout of the
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing may be required.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Title: NURSING CARE ASSISTANT II
Job Code: 4106
Job Level: C2
Revised Date: 01/30/2023
Supervisory Responsibility: No
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committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
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