Nursing Care Assistant/Health Unit Coordinator-DUHS Float Pool
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 173925
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 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
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Occ Summary Work PerformedN/AKnowledge, S kills and AbilitiesLevel Characteristicsrequired.required.required.Worki ng knowledge of procedures and techniques involved inWorking knowledge o f infection control procedures andsafetytoolsadministering routine and specialprecautionstreatments to patientsAbility to withstand prolonged s tanding and walking with the ability toneeded.Working knowledge of sanit ation, personal hygiene and basic health andcomputer and/or paperdocumen tationpatients.patients.Working knowledge of sterile techniques and spec ial procedures that arehospitalAbility to establish andapplicable to wor kasPerform other related dutiestraining.of patients under the directform al learners.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructio nsWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-Adminis ter treatment and personal care procedures to patientsprofessional bedsi de patient careClean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equ ipment ascatherizations/irrigation.educational offerings. Support the de velopment of other staff andmay be requiredsupervision of an RN/LPN.May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,perfor medParticipate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed to work in a hospitalcollected.skills validation and attendingspecimens. RN/LPN of informationbed-making, assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination;patients to various hospitalrequ ired to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingapplicablePool managed by ISRP.position patients, changing non-This job classification is used for the Nursing Care Assistant FloatParticipate in own professi onalincluding, but not limited to, feeding,provide such additional care aslocationsdouches and enemas. Note anddevelopment by maintaining requir edHeavy lifting and the ability totransport stretcher and wheelchair Abi lity to document and communicatepertinent information usingmaintain effe ctive working relationships with safety precautionsWorking knowledge of the organizationand physical layout of the patients and hospital staffin cidental to work described herein.Prepare patients, equipmentand supplie s for specific procedures and Collect, deliver and conductroutine tests on patientObtain and record patient data formedical records noting and i nforming Perform fingersticks forblood glucose testing, with appropriate Assist with admission,discharge, and transportation ofTake and record v italsigns, record I&O, apply ice bags, administersterile dressing and we ighingbathing, shaving, changingclothing, cleaning and trimming fingerna ils, oral/nasogastric feedingand urinaryPerform a variety of nonprofessi onal nursing duties in the directcareprovide manual assistancebyRN and/o r physician asreport any changes in patient's condition.Turn and positio n patients, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdrinkingwater.Follow standard precautions and use personal protecti ve equipment as IVfluid assistanceactivities,move or lift at least 50 po unds
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.
Six months of experience strongly preferred.
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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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.