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® 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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This job classification is used for the Nursing C are Assistant FloatPool managed by ISRP.Perform a variety of nonprofessi onal nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct super vision of an RN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment andsupplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assist ance as required.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noti ng and informingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment andpersonal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feed ing, bathing, shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernai ls, bed-making, assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel a nd bladder elimination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teachi ng activities by reinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician a s needed.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpi ngposition patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients .Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouc hes and enemas. Note and reportany changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patients, set up and feedpatients as necessary,provide pat ients with fresh drinking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose t esting, with appropriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and t ransportation of patients.Follow standard precautions and use personal p rotective equipment asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine test s on patient specimens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredskills validation and attending educational offerin gs. Support thedevelopment of other staff and formal learners.May also p erform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid ass istance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/i rrigation.Perform other related duties incidental to work described here in.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in adm inisteringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions app licable to work in a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and p hysical layout of thehospitalWorking knowledge of infection control proc edures and safety precautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingHeavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelch airpatients to various hospital locationsmay be requiredAbility to unde rstand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and c ommunicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentatio n toolsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and prac tices of providing non-professional bedside patient care
Lev el Characteristics
- Valid CNA I Certification
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.
Six months of experience strongly preferred.
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 ormisappropriation 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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