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:
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursi ngduties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of a nRN/LPN.
Prepare patients, equipment a nd supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requ ired.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting andinform ingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal car eprocedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing,s having, 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.Assistph ysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patient s, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and recordvi tal signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.Note and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patient s, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdrin king water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropri atetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpatie nts.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens .Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequi red.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requireds kills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelop ment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dressin g change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, or al/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform othe r related duties incidental to work described herein.
Working knowledge of steriletechniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowl edge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine andsp ecial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personalhyg iene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to workin a hospi talWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospi talWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precauti onsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy liftingand the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarioushospi tal locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oraland wr itten instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent informat ion using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto establish an d maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital sta ffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-profess ional 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.
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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