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Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke University Hospital - 7700 Cardiology Stepdown - Days

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together. About Duke University Hospital Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more. Occ Summary Perform a variety of nonprofessional nu rsingduties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision o f anRN/LPN.Work PerformedPrepare patients, equipmen t and supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as r equired.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and in formingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bath ing,shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-ma king,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination;provide such additional care as required to meet the persona l needs andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activiti esbyreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assi stphysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition pat ients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and reco rdvital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas. Note and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position pat ients, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with fresh drinking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appr opriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofp atients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipmen tasrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specim ens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asre quired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requir edskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedeve lopment of other staff and formallearners.May also perform sterile dres sing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform ot herrelated duties incidental to work described herein.Knowl edge, Skills and AbilitiesWorking knowledge of sterile technique sandspecialprocedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowle dge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine andspe cial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personalhygi ene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to workin a hospit alWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospit alWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautio nsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy liftingand t heability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarioushospita llocations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oraland writt en instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto establish and ma intain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWo rking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-professiona l bedside patient careLevel CharacteristicsN/A Minimum Qualifications Education 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, Licensures, Certifications Currently listedas 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. 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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