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Nursing Care Assistant II - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine - PRN Nights

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

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 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 II - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine - PRN Nights



Schedule: 7pm - 7am x 1 shift per week, shift differential available



Department Summary

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 Summary

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.



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 patients.
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 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 clean dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old.
Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.
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:

Education

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 of Nursing.
High School diploma or equivalent required.



Experience

N/A



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 Nursing.
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 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 precautions.
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 equipment.
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 hospital.
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing may be required.



Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

N/A

Job Title: NURSING CARE ASSISTANT II
Job Code: 4106
FLSA: N
Job Level: C2
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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