Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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!
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment an d supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requi red.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and inform ingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal car e procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing,shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-makin g,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder eli mination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal n eeds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities byreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patie nts, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.No te and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patie nts, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdr inking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with approp riatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpat ients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specime ns.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asreq uired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining require dskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevel opment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dress ing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform ot her related duties incidental to work described herein.
Know ledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniqu es and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking kn owledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine an d special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, persona l hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to workin a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of the hospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety pre cautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy liftin g and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovariou s hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow ora l and written instructionsAbility todocument and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto esta blish and maintaineffective working relationships withpatients and hosp ital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non -professional bedside patient care
Completion of a Level I - Nurse Aide education program approved by the North Carolina Boardof Nursing or successful completion of the NC - approved Nurse Aide I competency test. High School diploma or equivalent required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Currently listed asa 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.
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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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.