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Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator

Company: Duke Health
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.

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 care.

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**

Department Profile

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.

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


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.

Keywords: Duke Health, Raleigh , Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator , Healthcare , Raleigh, North Carolina

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