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Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Ortho Med Surg - Days

Company: Duke Clinical Research Institute
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 stroke.

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!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)

    Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Ortho Med Surg - Days

    Schedule: 7am - 7pm x 3 shifts per week

    Department Profile

    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.

    Job Summary

    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 weighing patients.
    • 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 water.
    • Perform fingerstick for blood glucose testing, with appropriate training.
    • 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 learners.
    • 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 herein.

      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 hospital
          • Working knowledge of the organization and physical layout of the 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.
          • 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 Code:4240


            Job Level:B2

            Revised Date:04/14/2016

            Supervisory Responsibility:No

            Duke University 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 essential job 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.

            Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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