Nursing Care Assistant I/II - Adult PreOp - Duke University Hospital at Duke University

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

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:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization

  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach 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!

Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duti es in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of a RN/LP N. Perform taskswithin the scope of a nursing care assistant I and II a s defined by theNC Board of Nursing.

Work Performed

I n addition to duties outlined in NAI job description, the followingdutie s may be performed: sterile dressing change for wounds over 48hours old and wound irrigation; IV fluid assistance activities;oral/nasogastric fe eding; urinary catheterization and irrigation; oxygentherapy, including room set-up and monitoring flow-rate; break up andremoval of fecal impac tion; oropharyngeal and nasopharyngealsuctioning; tracheotomy care; ost omy care, irrigation and annual skillsvalidation.Participate in own prof essional development by maintaining requiredskills validation and attend ing educational offerings. Support thedevelopment of other staff and for mal learners.Perform other related duties incidental to the work describ ed herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working kn owledge of steriletechniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in 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 to t ransport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instruc tionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using com puterand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain e ffective working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWorking kn owledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospitalPre-employ ment Physical Capacity Testing Required

Level Characteristic s

Minimum Qualifications


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 CarolinaBoard of High School diploma or equivalent required.



Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

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.

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.