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!
Occ SummaryPerform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.Work P erformedPrepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures asrequired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining r equiredtraining.Perform other related duties incidental to work describe d herein.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asneeded.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimen s.Obtain and record patient data for medical records notingand informing .Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriateAssist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.catherizations /irrigation.May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, admin isterAssist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingam bulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination;provide m anual assistance as required.RN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patientsincluding, but not lim ited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changingclothing, cleaning and trimm ing fingernails, bed-making,assistingwith provide such additional care as required to meet thepersonal needs and comfort of assigned patients.P articipate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructedby R N and/or physician as needed.position patients, changing non-sterile dre ssing and weighing patients.douches and enemas. Note and report any chan ges in patient's condition.Turn and position patients, set up and feed p atients as necessary,provide patients with fresh drinking water.Follow s tandard precautions and use personal protective equipment asskills valid ation and attending educational offerings.Support the development of oth er staff and formal learners.IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasoga stric feeding and urinaryKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesWorking knowledg e of sterile techniques and special procedures that areHeavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairhospitalWorking knowle dge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health andAbility to estab lish and maintain effective working relationships withAbility to underst and and follow oral and written instructionsWorking knowledge of the org anization and physical layout of thepatients and hospital staffWorking k nowledge of principles and practices of providing non-Pre-employment Phy sical Capacity Testing Required: applicable to workperformedprofessional bedside patient careWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques invo lved inadministering Working knowledge of infection control procedures a ndsafety precautions routine and special treatments to patientssafety pr ecautions applicable to work in a hospitalAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.patients to various hospital locations may be requ iredAbility to document and communicate pertinent informationusingcompu ter and/or paper documentation toolsLevel CharacteristicsN/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.
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.