Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: February 12, 2024
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About Duke Raleigh Hospital
Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Raleigh Hospital in
Raleigh, North Carolina, which has been part of Duke Health since
1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years. Duke
Raleigh Hospital features 204 inpatient beds and offers a
comprehensive array of services, including cancer, cardiovascular,
neuroscience, advanced gastrointestinal, and wound healing
Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator - Duke Raleigh
Hospital - Inpatient Medical Oncology Unit
Schedule: 7am - 7pm x 3 shifts per week, with rotating weekends
**$5,000 commitment bonus for eligible candidates**
NP 5200 is a 37-bed inpatient adult medical/stepdown oncology unit.
Our main patient populations involve symptom management for
oncology patients, administration of chemotherapeutic agents, and
end-of-life care. Nursing care is provided in collaboration with
other departments and disciplines including hospital medicine,
surgical services, pharmacy, case management, social work, nurse
navigators, dieticians, and chaplain services. The unit is also
part of Duke Cancer Institute of Wake County, which provides
comprehensive cancer treatment for patients in Wake County
receiving care across the continuum of inpatient and ambulatory
settings. Patient Ratios 1:8 to 1:10, never greater.
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
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
Collect, deliver, and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
Clean assigned area: stock and replenish supplies and equipment as
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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