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Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - Rehab -PRN. Job in Durham Care Jobs

Durham, North Carolina
Job Type
Full Time
20 Sep 2022

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as in North Carolina and in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN. Serves to provide Duke University Health System with an opportunity to recruit and retain top-quality new graduate nurses interested in providing optimal care with the 10-week program. Provide a work experience to enhance the transition for the nursing student into practice as a registered nurse through professional clinical experience.

Work Performed

Be assigned 1:1 with an RN clinical partner for the entire 10-week experience. Work with the same unit and work the same shift as the assigned R Nclinical partner. Prepare patients, equipment, and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required. Obtain and record patient ent data for medical records noting and information RN of information col lectedAdminister 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/physicians as needed. Assist physicians and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patients, changing the non-sterile dressing, and weighing patients. Take and record vital signs, record I & O, apply ice bags and administer douches and enemas. Note and report any changes in the patient's condition. Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, and provide patients with fresh drinking water. Perform fi finger sticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate training. Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required. Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required.

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 administrating 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 the organization and physical layout of the hospital. Working knowledge of the 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 principles and practices of providing nonprofessional bedside patient care

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants must have successfully completed their junior year in an NLN/CCNE/ACNE accredited nursing program.


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Applicants must provide evidence of current listing with the North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation/Nurse Aide I Registry. COVID-19 emergency response: Through August 2020, applicants are required to complete at least two clinical semesters of an NLN/CCNE/ACEN Accredited Nursing Program to qualify for the program in place of the Nurse Aide I registry. Applicants must provide evidence of current AHA or American Red Cross Basic Life Support Healthcare provider status that will be valid for the entire length of the PNA experience. CEPD can provide BLS at orientation if they were unable to obtain prior to coming to DUHS. If the applicant becomes a permanent DUHS employee, the applicant must be current with an AHA Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider card. Applicants must commit to employment to work 36 hours per week for the entire 10-week program following the work schedule therefore seeking or maintaining additional employment during these 10 weeks are strongly discouraged. Applicants will agree to attend an institution-specific orientation program.

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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  • Job Reference: 716760207-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Employer: Duke Health
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nursing
  • Job Type: Full Time