Duke University NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I in Durham, North Carolina


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Occ SummaryPerform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the directsupervision of an RN/LPN.Work PerformedPrepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures andrequired.required.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredtraining.Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein. Cleanassigned area; stock andreplenish supplies and equipment as Collect, deliver and conductroutine tests on patientspecimens. Obtain and record patient data for medical records notingand informing Performfingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate Assist withadmission, discharge, andtransportation of patients.catherizations/irrigation.May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,Take and record vitalsigns, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer Assist physician andnurses with physicalexaminations by helping ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel andbladder elimination;provide manual assistance as required.RN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatmentand personal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to,feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and trimmingfingernails, bed-making,assisting withprovide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs andcomfort of assignedpatients.Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructedby RN and/or physician asneeded.position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.douches and enemas. Noteand report any changes in patient's condition. Turn and positionpatients, set up and feed patientsas necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment asskills validation andattending educational offerings. Support the development of other staffand formallearners.IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinaryKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesWorking knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areHeavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairhospitalWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health andAbility to establish andmaintain effective working relationships with Ability to understand andfollow oral and writteninstructionsWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thepatients and hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-

Click here for more information Pre-employmentPhysical Capacity Testing Required: applicable to workperformedprofessional bedside patient careWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved inadministering Working knowledge ofinfection control procedures and safety precautions routine and specialtreatments to patientssafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.patients to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to document and communicate pertinent information usingcomputer and/or paperdocumentation toolsLevel CharacteristicsN/A





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Completion of a Level I - Nurse Aide education program approved by theNorth Carolina Board of Nursing or successful completion of the NC -approved Nurse Aide I competency test.High School diploma or equivalent required.



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Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NAI) with the Division ofFacility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud,neglect or misappropriation of property.BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hireorientation, which typically takes place during the first week ofemployment.