Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medicine Dialysis - Rotating, FT
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 161029
Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of the internationally recognized Duke University Health System.
Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate, and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.
Duke Regional has 388 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. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arrington, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In the fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries, and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/ LPN.
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/LPN 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, skincare, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients. Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed by RN and/or physician as needed. Assist physicians and nurses with physical examinations by helping position patients, changing the 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 the patient's condition. Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water. Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate training. Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required. Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required. Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and attending educational offerings. Support the development of other staff and formal learners. May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old, IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding, and urinary catheterization/irrigation. Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.
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 administering 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 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 non-professional 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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