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NURSING CARE ASST I/HEALTH UNIT COORD. Medical Surgical Unit. Full-Time Days or Nights
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 133407
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 orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs
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!
Days - 7:00 am-7:30 pm, 3/12 hour shifts = 36 hours per week. Weekend and Holidays as required by unit
Nights - 7:00 pm - 7:30 am 3/12 shifts =36 hrs per week. Weekends and Holidays as required by unit
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN. Perform a variety of clerical duties involved in preparing, maintaining, and processing patient, unit (s), and hospital data and records to include operating the organization's patient care information systems.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
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, skincare, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
Perform a variety of selected patient care tasks under the direction of an RN/LPN to assist medical and nursing personnel in the examination, treatment, and care of patients.
Retrieve and record patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) and report to the Nurse noting any new abnormal changes in the patient's condition.
Participate in the transport of patients.
Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Perform a variety of clerical tasks involved in operating the organization's patient care information system. Acknowledge orders on the EMR task list, verify printout and input verified orders to request diets, treatments, nursing services, equipment, and diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures.
Assemble and maintain patient charts from admission through discharge Prepare and upload paper documents into the electronic medical record (EMR).
Exhibit professional communication skills when answering the telephone and interacting with patients, visitors, and other staff members.
Navigate electronic medical records, access patient information, generate reports, schedule appointments and manage a task list.
Use available technology to request and coordinate patient transport.
Assign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform other related duties incidental to the 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 (NAI) with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings or pending abuse, fraud, neglect, or misappropriation of property.
AHA Basic Healthcare provider 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 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 a computer and/or paper documentation tools
Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette
Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures
Working knowledge of spelling and medical terminology.
Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations relating to verifying, processing, and maintaining records and forms
Ability to organize and set priorities
Ability to operate a computer terminal and other office equipment
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other personnel
Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-professional bedside patient care
Basic knowledge and the ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication systems, and other systems.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities 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.
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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.