Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Ortho Neuro Spine - Night
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Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator – Duke Raleigh Hospital – Ortho Neuro Spine
Schedule: 7pm - 7am x 3 shifts per week
Located at Duke Raleigh's new South Pavilion, 3700 is a Neuro Spine Unit consisting of 53 inpatient beds. The team has Commitment to Zero Harm of their patients, and this is executed through their dedication to providing exceptional patient care and customer service. The typical patient population is postoperative spine, both ortho-spine and neuro-spine, and patients who have been diagnosed with a stroke and/or neurology related procedure. Although the unit specializes in adult patients, they also care for a specific population of pediatric adolescents who undergo spine surgery. South Pavilion 3700 occasionally absorbs overflow orthopedic joint surgical patients and general medicine patients.
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 Title: NURSING CARE ASST I/HEALTH UNIT COORD
Job Code: 4240
Job Level: B2
Revised Date: 04/14/2016
Supervisory Responsibility: No
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