Job description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

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!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursi ngduties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of a nRN/LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patients, equipment a nd supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requ ired.Obtain and recordpatient data for medicalrecords noting and informi ngRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing,s having, 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.Assistph ysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patient s, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and recordvi tal signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.Note and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patients , set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdrink ing water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropria tetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpatien ts.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment asr equired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequir ed.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredsk ills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelopm ent of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, ora l/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

Knowled ge, Skills and Abilities

Workingknowledge ofsterile techniquesand special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowledg e of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and spec ial treatments to patientsWorkingknowledge of sanitation, personal hygi 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 lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarious hosp ital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent inform ation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatientsand hospitalsta ffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-profess ional bedside patient care

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Level Characteristics


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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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time