Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - Ortho/Neuro (Full Time, Day or Nights)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 153250
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™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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Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing dut ies in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/ LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment and s upplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as required .Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care p rocedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, sh aving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimi nation;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal nee ds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patie nts, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and recordvital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas. Note and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position pat ients, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with fresh drinking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with app ropriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipm ent asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient spe cimens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment a srequired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining req uiredskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thed evelopment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile d ressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activiti es, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perfor m other related duties incidental to work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile tech niques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorkin g knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutin e and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, per sonal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout o f thehospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safet yprecautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy l ifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and foll ow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pert inent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatientsa nd hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of provid ingnon-professional bedside patient care
Level Characterist ics
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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