Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - Ortho/Neuro (Full Time,Nights)

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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.

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duti es in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN.S erves to provide Duke University Heath System with an opportunity torecr uit and retain top quality new graduate nurses interested inproviding op timal care with the 10 week program.Provide a work experience to enhance transition for the nursing studentinto practice as a registered nurse t hrough professional clinicalexperience.

Work Performed< p>Be assigned 1:1 with and RN clinical partner for the entire 10 weekexp erienceWork with the same one unit and work the same shift as assigned R Nclinical partnerPrepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific p rocedures andprovide manual assistance as requiredObtain and record pati ent data for medical records noting andinformation RN of information col lectedAdminister treatment and personal care procedures to patients incl uding,but not limited to feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing,cl eaning and trimming fingernails, bed making, assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination;provide such additi onal care as required to meet the personal needs andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching inst ructed byRN/physicians as needed.Assist physician and nurses with physic al examinations by helpingposition patients, changing non sterile dressi ng and weighing patients.Take and record vital signs, record I & O, appl y ice bags, administerdouches and enemas. Note and report any changes in patient’s condition.Turn and position patients, set up and feed patient s as necessary, andprovide patients with fresh drinking water.Perform fi nger sticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriatetraining.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Cleanassigned a rea; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. Followstandard pre cautions and use personal protective equipment as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile tech niques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorkin g knowledge of procedures and techniques involvedinadministrating routi ne and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, pe rson hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to work i n a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospitalWorking knowledge of the infection control procedures and sa fetyprecautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingHeavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and fol low oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate per tinent information using computerand or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of provi dingnonprofessional bedside patient care

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants must have successfully completed their junior year in an NLN/CCNE/ACNE accredited nursing program.


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Applicants must provide evidence of current listing with the North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation/Nurse Aide I Registry. COVID-19 emergency response: Through August 2020, applicants are required to complete at least two clinical semesters of an NLN/CCNE/ACEN Accredited Nursing Program to qualify for the program in place of the Nurse Aide I registry. Applicants must provide evidence of current AHA or American Red Cross Basic Life Support Healthcare provider status that will be valid for the entire length of the PNA experience. CEPD can provide BLS at orientation if they were unable to obtain prior to coming to DUHS. If applicant becomes a permanent DUHS employee, applicant must be current with an AHA Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider card. Applicants must commit to employment to work 36 hours per week for the entire 10 week program following the work schedule therefore seeking or maintaining additional employment during these 10 weeks are strongly discouraged. Applicants will agree to attend an institution specific orientation program.

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.


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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