Nursing Care Assistant - Duke University Hospital - 3100 Cardiothoracic Surgical Stepdown

Duke Careers
 Durham, NC

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!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nur sing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision o f aRN/LPN. Perform taskswithin the scope of a nursing care assistant I and II as defined by theNC Board ofNursing.

Work Performed< /h3>

In addition to duties outlined in NAI job description, the follow ingduties may be performed: sterile dressing change for wounds over 48ho urs oldand wound irrigation; IV fluid assistance activities;oral/nasogas tricfeeding; urinary catheterization and irrigation; oxygentherapy, incl udingroom set-up and monitoring flow-rate; break up andremoval of fecal impaction; oropharyngeal and nasopharyngealsuctioning; tracheotomy care ;ostomy care, irrigation and annualskillsvalidation.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredskills validation and at tending educational offerings. Support thedevelopment of other staff and formal learners.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicabl eto work performedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involve din administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowl edge of principles and practices of providingnonprofessional bedside pat ient careWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic hea lth andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalWorking knowle dge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbility to wit hstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting and the ability totr ansport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locationsma y be requiredAbility to understandand follow oral and written instructi onsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using compu terand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain eff ective working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWorking know ledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospitalPre-employme nt Physical Capacity Testing Required

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Minimum Qualifications


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, Licensures, Certifications

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.

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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.