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
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment an d supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requi red.Obtain and record patient data for medical recordsnoting and informi ngRN/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 withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elim ination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal ne eds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities b yreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assistp hysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patien ts, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and recordv ital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.Not e and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patien ts, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdri nking water.Perform fingersticks forblood glucose testing, with appropr iatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpati ents.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment a srequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequ ired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelo pment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dressi ng change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, o ral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform oth er related duties incidental to work described herein.
Knowl edge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile technique s and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking kno wledge 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 a h ospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of theh ospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarious hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent i nformation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto estab lish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospi talstaffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-p rofessional bedside patient care
Level Characteristics N/A Minimum Qualifications
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 aNursing 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 typicallytakes 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.