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 routine patient care tasks under the direction of nursing staff to assist medical and nursing personnel in the examination, treatment and care of patients; may perform a variety of clerical tasks and othertechnical tasks as assigned.

Work Performed

Perform a variety of roles and responsibilities which may include the Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. required. following: Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and Participate in personal care interventions to patients of all ages, under the direction of nursing staff, provide meal tray preparation, feeding, recording intake and output, bathing,shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with comfort of assigned patients. Perform CPR. Function as patient attendant for risk-identified patients. provide manual assistance as required. Escort or transport patients that do not require any hemodynamic monitoring. Perform a variety of EKG technician tasks as required, to include: routine and STAT EKGs, order verification and electronic transmission of EKGs, accommodation of special EKG requests, i.e., with or without magnet or right sided EKG tracings, the stocking and maintenance of EKG machines, and the retrieval of old EKGs from the Heart Station. Maintain "readiness" of HAZMAT Room. Provide assistance during hazmat decontamination procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be able to perform all Nurse Aide I tasks as defined by the North procedures. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair Carolina Division of Facility Services Nurse Aide Registry. patients to various hospital locations are required. This person must be able to provide care and services to all patients from birth to the elderly. Must have excellent prioritization skills and self motivation in addition to their basic knowledge and skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced unpredictable environment under very stressful conditions. Must be able to be trained in all aspects of hazmat decontamination Must demonstrate competency validation in skills and knowledge for performance of roles and responsibilities.

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Work requires graduation from an accredited high school or a GED. Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Successful completion of the NCA I training as defined by the Division of Facility Services in the State of North Carolina or North Carolina EMT training.


Related experience preferred but not required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Current minimum listing as an NCA I with the Division of Facility Services or current minimum credential as EMT with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property. BLS Required

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: 10/18/2020
Application Due: 10/27/2020
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