Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Ortho Med Surg - Days
Company: Duke Clinical Research Institute
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a
patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke
Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35
years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital
provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services,
including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic
and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including
the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced
digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing,
outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic,
same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and
education programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh
Hospital as high performing in orthopedics and five adult
procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and
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- Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year
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Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator - Duke Raleigh
Hospital - Ortho Med Surg - Days
Schedule: 7am - 7pm x 3 shifts per week
The 3rd floor Orthopedics unit (NP3200) at Duke Raleigh Hospital is
comprised of over 40 beds with Orthopedics and Med-Surg
Intermediate/Stepdown specialties. Our team is active in delivering
exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient
experience, every time.
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct
care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific
procedures and provide 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 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.
- Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching
instructed by RN and/or physician as needed.
- Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by
helping position patients, changing non-sterile dressing, and
- Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags,
administer douches and enemas. Note and report any changes in
patient's condition. Turn and position patients, set up and feed
patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking
- Perform fingerstick for blood glucose testing, with appropriate
- Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of
patients. 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 as required.
- Participate in own professional development by maintaining
required skills validation and attending educational offerings.
Support the development of other staff and formal
- May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48
hours old, IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric
feeding, and urinary catheterization/irrigation.
- Perform other related duties incidental to work described
Required Qualifications at this Level
- 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, Licensure, and/or Certification
- 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.
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
- Working knowledge of the organization and physical layout of
- Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety
- Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
- Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and
wheelchair patients to various hospital locations may be
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written
- Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using
computer and/or paper documentation tools.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with patients and hospital staff
- Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-
professional bedside patient care
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Title:NURSING CARE ASST I/HEALTH UNIT COORD
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