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 care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and required. required. Participate in own professional development by maintaining required training. Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpatients. 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, administer Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide manual assistance as required. 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 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. position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients. douches and enemas. Note and report any changes in patient's condition. Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients withfresh drinking water. Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as skills validation and attending educational offerings. Support the development of other staff and formal learners. IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastricfeeding and urinary
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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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.