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 duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patients, equipment an d supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requi red.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting andinformi ngRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making ,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elim ination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal ne eds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities b yreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assistp hysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patien ts, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and recordv ital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.Not e and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patien ts, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patientswith freshdri nking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropr iatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpati ents.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment a srequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimen s.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequ ired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelo pment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dressi ng change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, o ral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform oth er related duties incidental to work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge ofsterile technique s and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking kno wledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to workin a h ospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of theh ospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety prec autionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarious hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent i nformation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto estab lish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospi tal staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non- professional bedside patient care

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Completion of a Level I - Nurse Aide education program approved by the North Carolina Board ofNursing 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: 10/24/2020
Application Due: 11/21/2020
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