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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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(r) organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach 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
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Occ Summary Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in th e direct careof patients under the directsupervision of an RN/LPN. WorkP erformed Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedure s andprovide manual assistanceas required. Obtain and record patient dat a for medical records noting and informingRN/LPN of informationcollected . Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patientsincluding , but not limited to,feeding, bathing,shaving, changing clothing, cleani ng and trimmingfingernails, bed-making,assisting with ambulation, enemas , skin care, and bowel and bladderelimination; provide suchadditionalcar e as required to meet the personal needs and comfort ofassigned patients . Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructedb y RN and/or physician asneeded. Assist physician and nurses with physica l examinations by helpingposition patients, changing non-sterile dressin g and weighing patients.Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply i ce bags, administerdouches and enemas. Noteand report any changes inpati ent's condition. Turn and positionpatients, set up and feed patientsas n ecessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water. Perform fingerstic ks for blood glucose testing, with appropriatetraining. Assist withadmis sion, discharge, and transportation of patients.Followstandard precautio ns anduse personal protective equipment asrequired. Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.Clean assigned area; stock a nd replenish supplies and equipment asrequired. Participate in ownprofes sional development by maintaining requiredskills validation and attendin geducational offerings. Support the development of other staff andformal learners. May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 h ours old,IV fluid assistanceactivities, oral/nasogastric feedingand urin arycatherizations/irrigation. Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Workingknowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performed Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved inadmi nistering routineand specialtreatments to patients Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautionsappl icable to work in a hospital Working knowledge of the organization and p hysical layout of thehospital Working knowledge of infection control pro cedures and safetyprecautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing andwalking. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcherand wheelc hairpatients to various hospitallocations may be required Ability to und erstand and follow oral and written instructions Ability to document and communicate pertinent information usingcomputer and/or paperdocumentati on tools Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshi ps withpatients and hospital staff Working knowledge of principles and p ractices of providing non-professional bedside patient care Pre-employme nt Physical Capacity Testing Required: http://www.hr.duke.edu/pojt Click here for more information Level Characteristics N/A
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.
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