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Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Univ. Hospital - 2300 Adult General Medicine - Days

DUKE HOSPITAL Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 246243
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About Duke University Hospital

Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more.

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)

*******Eligible for Duke commitment Bonus of $5000 for qualified candidates*******

Nursing Care Assistant I – Duke University Hospital – Adult Medicine Stepdown Unit (2300) Days
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Nursing Care Assistant who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

*******New Grads are welcomed!*******

The Adult General Medicine Stepdown Units (2300) contain a total of 47 inpatient beds that are divided between two adjacent units. Our team of nursing staff provide exceptional care to patients with complex medical diseases including Cardiac, Pulmonary, Liver, Renal, Sickle Cell, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Wound Care, Med-Psych and GI.

Department Highlights:

  • We are a diverse, highly functioning team that collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care. We put the patient at the center of everything we do.
  • offer a dynamic environment for professional development.

Work Schedule: 

3 – 12 hour shifts. 36 hours per week. Days -  7am - 7:30pm

Responsibilities:

The Nursing Care Assistant I performs a variety of non-professional nursing duties under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN to support patient care.

What you will do:

  • 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 finger sticks 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.
  • Perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old, IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinary catherizations/irrigation.

What we will provide:

  • Paid Training
  • Opportunities for a Lifetime. Duke University Health System is committed to providing robust learning and development from the Office of Continuing Education
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Pension plan and much more.  

What you will need:

  • Current Nurse Aide I Registry listing with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation.
  • High School Diploma, GED or higher. 

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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