NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I-AASC-Pre-op & Post-op Care-Morrisville-PRN-Days
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 214922
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each 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 (based on eligibility)
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.
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 sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and specialtreatments 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 knowledge 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 understandand 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 knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospitalPre-employ ment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Level Characteristic s
Completion of LevelI 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 Carolina Board 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.
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