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 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 (based on eligibility)
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nu rsingduties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision o f anRN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipmen t and supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as r equired.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and in formingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bath ing,shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-ma king,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination;provide such additional care as required to meet the persona l needs andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activiti esbyreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assi stphysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition pat ients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and reco rdvital 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 appr opriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofp atients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipmen tasrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specim ens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asre quired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requir edskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedeve lopment of other staff and formallearners.May also perform sterile dres sing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform ot herrelated duties incidental to work described herein.
Knowl edge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile technique sand special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking know ledge 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 ahos pitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehos pitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precau tionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting a nd the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarious h ospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral a nd written instructionsAbility todocument and communicate pertinentinfo rmation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto establis hand maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospitals taffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-profe ssional bedside patient care
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.
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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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.