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
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Occ Summary Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in th e direct careof patients under the directsupervision of an RN/LPN. Work Performed Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedur es and required.required.Participate in own professional devel opment by maintaining requiredtraining.Perform other related duties inci dental to work described herein. Cleanassigned area; stock andreplenish supplies and equipment as Collect, deliver and conductroutine tests on patientspecimens. Obtain and record patient data for medical records noti ngand informing Performfingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appr opriate Assist withadmission, discharge, andtransportation of patients.c atherizations/irrigation.May also perform sterile dressing change for wo unds over 48 hours old,Take and record vitalsigns, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer Assist physician andnurses with physicalexaminations b y helping ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel andbladder elimination;provide manual assistance as required.RN/LPN of information collected. Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patientsincluding, but not limited to,feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleanin g and trimmingfingernails, bed-making,assisting withprovide such additio nal care as required to meet the personal needs andcomfort of assignedpa tients.Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instru ctedby RN and/or physician asneeded.position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.douches and enemas. Noteand report an y changes in patient's condition. Turn and positionpatients, set up and feed patientsas necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water.Fo llow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment asskills validation andattending educational offerings. Support the development of other staffand formallearners.IV fluid assistance activities, oral/na sogastric feeding and urinary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Working kn owledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher andwheelchairhospit alWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and Ability to establish andmaintain effective working relationships with Ab ility to understand andfollow oral and writteninstructionsWorking knowle dge of the organization and physical layout of thepatients and hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-href =" http://www.hr.duke.edu/pojt " Click here for more informationPre-employ mentPhysical Capacity Testing Required: applicable to workperformedprofe ssional bedside patient careWorking knowledge of procedures and techniqu es involved inadministering Working knowledge ofinfection control proced ures and safety precautions routine and specialtreatments to patientssaf ety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalAbility to withstand pro longed standing and walking.patients to various hospital locations may b e requiredAbility to documentand communicate pertinent information usin gcomputer and/or paperdocumentation tools Level Characteristics N/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.
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.