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
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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 patientcare 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, ass isting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder eliminat ion;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs andcomfort of assigned patients.Perform a variety of selected patient ca re tasks under the direction ofan RN/LPN to assist medical and nursing p ersonnel in the examination,treatment and care of patients.Retrieve and record patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) andreport to Nurse noting any new abnormal changes in the patient'scondition.Participate in the transport of patients.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish s uppliesand equipment asrequired.Perform a variety of clerical tasks inv olved in operating theorganization's patient care information system. A cknowledge orders onEMR task list , verify printout and input verified o rders to requestdiets, treatments, nursing services, equipment and diagn ostic andlaboratory tests and procedures.Assemble and maintain patient c harts from admission through dischargePrepare and upload paper documents into the electronic medical record(EMR).Exhibit professional communicat ion skill when answering the telephoneand interacting with patients, vis itors and other staff members.Navigate electronic medical record, access patient information, generatereports, schedule appointments and manage task list.Use available technology to request and coordinate patient tra nsport.Assign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform other rel atedduties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledg e, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of sterile techniques a nd special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowle dge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and sp ecial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hy giene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hos pitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precau tionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walkingHeavy lifting an d the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various h ospital locations may be required.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.Ability to document and communicate pertinent i nformation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsKnowledge and u nderstanding of telephone etiquetteWorking knowledge ofgeneral clerical practices and proceduresWorking knowledge of spelling and medical termi nology.Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations rela ting toverifying, processing and maintaining records and formsAbility to organize and set prioritiesAbility to operate a computer terminal and o ther office equipmentAbility to deal tactfully and courteously with the publicAbility to establish and maintain effective relationships with oth erpersonnelWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing no n-professional bedside patient careBasic knowledge and the ability to us e technology to include computers,scanners, communication system and oth er systems.
Completion of 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 and completion of Level II Nurse Aide education programs approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 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.
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.