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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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:
Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of a RN/LP N. Perform tasks within the scope of a nursing care assistant I and II a s defined by the NC Board of Nursing.
I n addition to duties outlined in NAI job description, the following dutie s may be performed: sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old and wound irrigation; IV fluid assistance activities;oral/nasogastric feeding; urinary catheterization and irrigation; oxygen therapy, including room set-up and monitoring flow-rate; break up and removal of fecal impaction; oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal suctioning; tracheotomy care; ostomy care, irrigation and annual skills validation.Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and attending educational offerings. Support the development of other staff and formal learners.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
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 principles and practices of providing non professional bedside patient care 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 computer and/or paper documentation tools Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and hospital staff Working knowledge of the organization and physical layout of the hospital Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Completion of Level I Nurse Aide education program approved by the Nursing. North Carolina Board of Nursing or successful completion of the NC - approved Nurse Aide I competency test and completion of Level II Nurse Aide education programs approved by the North Carolina Board of High School diploma or equivalent required.
Listed as NA I with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property. Listed as NA II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
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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