NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I/ II - DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL -- ED

Employer
Duke University
Location
DRH-EMERGENCY SERVICES
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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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 nursing duties 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 recordsnoting and informing 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 techniques 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 safety precautions. Ability 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

Work Shift

3 - 12 hour shifts, 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM or 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM.

Education

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.

Job Code: 00004105 NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I
Job Level: B1

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 essential job 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.

Organization

Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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