Professional Nursing Assistant (PNA) 2023 Float Pool Externship
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 211169
Duke University Hospital
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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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 University Health System Summer 2023 Float Pool Professional Nursing Assistant (PNA) Program:
1. Application:Apply online and upload your resume. All applicants must be a rising Junior or Senior Nursing Student to be considered for the program. *Deadline to apply is April 15th, 2023
2. Video Interview & References: Following your application, you will receive a communication to complete a video interview and upload the required 2 letters of recommendation from clinical instructors that must include their name, title, and contact information. If you have not received this within a week of your application, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection Timeline · Application deadline (inclusive of video interview and references): April 15th, 2023
· Program Acceptance: Notification of program acceptance will be extended beginning March 3rd through April 15th, 2023. Acceptance/declines due by April 21, 2023.
· Program begins: Monday, May 22, 2023 · Program ends: Sunday, July 30, 2023
*Candidates must be registered with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry by May 15, 2023.
To register, contact: North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry Listing
· N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section
Perform a variety of nursing assistant duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN.
Provide work experience to enhance transition for the nursing student into practice as a registered nurse through professional clinical experience.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Be assigned 1:1 with and Float Pool RN clinical partner for the entire 10 week experience
Work with the same one unit and work the same shift as assigned Float Pool RN clinical partner
Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required
Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN 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 with ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
Assist physicians and nurses with physical examinations by helping position patients, changing non sterile dressing and weighing patients.
Take and record vital signs, record I & O, apply ice bags, administer douches and enemas.
Note and report any changes in patient's condition.
Perform finger sticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate training.
Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Applicants must be a rising junior or senior in an NLN/CCNE/ACNE accredited nursing program.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Applicants must provide evidence of current listing with the North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation/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.
Applicants must commit to working 36-40 hours per week for the entire 10 week program.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administrating routine and special treatments to patients
Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital
Working knowledge of the organization and physical layout of the hospital
Working knowledge of the infection control procedures and safety precautions
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations may be required
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and or paper documentation tools
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and hospital staff
Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing bedside patient care
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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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