NURSING CARE ASST I/HEALTH UNIT COORD

  • Duke Health
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Feb 14, 2020
Nursing

Job Description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.   U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.   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!   Occ Summary 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. Work Performed 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 andequipment 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 patient ch 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 todocument 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 dealtactfully 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. Level Characteristics N/A Minimum Qualifications Education Completion of a Level I - Nurse Aide educationprogram 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. Experience N/A 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.   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.