Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator-Duke University Hospital-PACU Surgical Care Unit
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 206298
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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!
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing d uties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of a RN /LPN. Perform taskswithin the scope of a nursing care assistant I and I I as defined by theNC Board of Nursing.
< p>In addition to duties outlined in NAI job description, the followingdu ties may be performed: sterile dressing change for wounds over 48hours o ldand wound irrigation; IV fluid assistance activities;oral/nasogastric feeding; urinary catheterization and irrigation; oxygentherapy, includin groom set-up and monitoring flow-rate; break up andremoval of fecal impa ction; oropharyngeal and nasopharyngealsuctioning; tracheotomy care; os tomy care, irrigation and annual skillsvalidation.Participate in own pro fessional development by maintaining requiredskills validation and atten ding educational offerings. Support thedevelopment of other staff and fo rmal learners.Perform other related duties incidental to the work descri bed herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working k nowledge of steriletechniques and special procedures that areapplicablet o work performedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involvedi n administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowled ge of principles and practices of providingnonprofessional bedside patie nt careWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic healt h andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalWorking knowledg e of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbility to withs tand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting and the ability to tra nsport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locationsmay be requiredAbility to understandand follow oral and written instructio nsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using comput erand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain effe ctive working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWorking knowl edge of the organization and physical layout of thehospitalPre-employmen t Physical Capacity Testing Required
Completion of aLevel 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, Licensures, Certifications
Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant (NAI) with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings or pending of 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.
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