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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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 organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each 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!
Work Hours & Shifts:
Full Time: Day/Night Rotating (12 hrs.); usually 1-2 weekends per month
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN. Perform a variety of clerical duties involved in preparing, maintaining, and processing patient, unit (s) and hospital data and records to include operating the organization's patient care information systems.
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 ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
Perform a variety of selected patient care tasks under the direction of an RN/LPN to assist medical and nursing personnel in the examination, treatment and care of patients.
Retrieve and record patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) and report to Nurse noting any new abnormal changes in the patient's condition.
Participate in the transport of patients.
Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Perform a variety of clerical tasks involved in operating the organization's patient care information system. Acknowledge orders on EMR task list , verify printout and input verified orders to request diets, treatments, nursing services, equipment and diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures.
Assemble and maintain patient charts from admission through discharge Prepare and upload paper documents into the electronic medical record (EMR).
Exhibit professional communication skill when answering the telephone and interacting with patients, visitors and other staff members.
Navigate electronic medical record, access patient information, generate reports, schedule appointments and manage task list.
Use available technology to request and coordinate patient transport.
Assign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
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 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
Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette
Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures
Working knowledge of spelling and medical terminology. Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations relating to verifying, processing and maintaining records and forms
Ability to organize and set priorities
Ability to operate a computer terminal and other office equipment
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other personnel
Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing non- professional bedside patient care
Basic knowledge and the ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication system and other systems.
Completion of 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 and completion of Level II Nurse Aide education programs approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Listed as NA I with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property. Listed as NA II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week of employment.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
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.