Job description

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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

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 recognizedeach 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!

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing dut ies in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/ LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patients, equipment and s upplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as required .Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting andinforming RN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care p rocedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, sh aving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimi nation;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal nee ds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing 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. 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 app ropriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipm ent asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient spe cimens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment a srequired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining req uiredskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thed evelopment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile d ressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activiti es, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perfor m other related duties incidental to work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile tech niques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorkin g knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutin e and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, per sonal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout o f thehospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safet y precautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy l ifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and foll ow oral and written instructionsAbilityto document and communicate pert inent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients a nd hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of provid ingnon-professional bedside patient care

Level Characterist ics


Minimum Qualifications


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.



Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Currently listed as 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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Posted: 9/2/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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