Nursing Care Assistant - DUHS - General Medicine Stepdown Unit (8 East) (Weekend Option)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 206902
Duke University Hospital
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Nursing Care Assistant - Duke University Hospital - General Medicine Stepdown Unit (8 East) (Weekend Option)
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Nursing Care Assistant who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
(8 East) contains a total of 24 inpatient beds. Our team of nursing staff provides exceptional care to patients with complex medical conditions. As a progressive care unit, patients on 8 East include Covid/Respiratory with continuous Bipap and Optiflow, Trauma, Transplant, Neuro, Cardiac, OB and Oncology. We partner with our GIP Hospice Team to focus on end of life with complex nursing needs. In addition, a portion of our beds are devoted to patients with increased critical care needs beyond the normal stepdown level with IV titratable medications (vasopressors) and arterial line monitoring.
Fantastic opportunity to be a part of a new unit at Duke University Hospital with multiple learning opportunities and growth within the unit.
Affords the clinical experience to attain strong critical thinking skills, vast knowledge of disease processes and body systems, and robust care management skills.
We are a diverse, highly functioning team that collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care. We put the patient at the center of everything we do.
Shift: (3) 12 hour shifts 7AM-7:30PM or 7PM-7:30AM; Saturday, Sunday, and one weekday.
This position is considered to be Weekend Option and will receive the generous WEO premium for the weekend hours worked.
The Nursing Care Assistant I performs a variety of non-professional nursing duties under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN to support patient care.
What you will do:
Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required.
Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information collected.
Administer 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 and/or physician as needed.
Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.
Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer douches and enemas.
Note and report any changes in patient's condition.
Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water.
Perform finger sticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate training.
Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.
Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required.
Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and attending educational offerings.
Support the development of other staff and formal learners.
Perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old, IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinary catherizations/irrigation.
What we will provide:
Opportunities for a Lifetime. Duke University Health System is committed to providing robust learning and development from the Office of Continuing Education
Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Pension plan and much more.
What you will need:
Current Nurse Aide I Registry listing with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation.
High School Diploma or higher.
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