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(r) 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
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Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duti es in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/L PN. Perform a varietyof clerical duties involved in preparing, maintaini ng, and processingpatient, unit (s) and hospital data and records to inc lude operating theorganization's patient care information systems.
Administer treatment and personal care proc edures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shavi ng changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assi sting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder eliminati on;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs a ndcomfort of assigned patients.Perform a variety of selected patient car e tasks under the direction ofan RN/LPN to assist medical and nursing pe rsonnel in the examination,treatment and care of patients.Retrieve and r ecord patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) andreport to Nurs e noting any new abnormal changes in the patient'scondition.Participate in the transport of patients.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish su pplies and equipment asrequired.Perform a variety of clerical tasks invo lved in operating theorganization's patient care information system. Ac knowledge orders onEMR task list , verify printout and input verified or ders to requestdiets, treatments, nursing services, equipment and diagno stic andlaboratory tests and procedures.Assemble and maintain patientch arts from admission through dischargePrepare and upload paper documents into the electronic medical record(EMR).Exhibit professional communicati on skill when answering the telephoneand interacting with patients, visi tors and other staff members.Navigate electronic medical record, access patient information, generatereports, schedule appointments and manage t ask list.Use available technology to request and coordinate patient tran sport.Assign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform other rela tedduties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge , Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniques an d special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowled ge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and spe cial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hyg iene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hosp italWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precaut ionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingHeavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various ho spital locations may be required.Ability to understand and follow oral a nd written instructions.Ability to document and communicate pertinent in formation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsKnowledge and un derstanding of telephone etiquetteWorking knowledge of general clerical practices and proceduresWorking knowledge of spelling and medical termin ology.Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations relat ing toverifying, processing and maintaining records and formsAbility to organize and set prioritiesAbility to operate a computer terminal and ot her office equipmentAbility to deal tactfully and courteously with the p ublicAbility to establish and maintain effective relationships with othe rpersonnelWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non -professional bedside patient careBasic knowledge and the ability to use technology to include computers,scanners, communication system and othe r systems.
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 (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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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 essential job 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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.