Nursing Care Assistant I/Health Unit Coordinator-DUHS Float Pool

  • Requisition Number: 160389
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: Nursing Assistants
  • Employment Status: Full Time
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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 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

This job classification is used for the Nursin g Care Assistant FloatPool managed by ISRP.Perform a variety of nonprofe ssional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct su pervision of an RN/LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patien ts,equipment and supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assi stance as required.Obtain and record patient data for medical records no ting and informingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatmenta ndpersonal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, fee ding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingerna ils, bed-making, assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teachi ng activities by reinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician a s needed.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpi ngposition patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients .Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouc hes and enemas.Note and report any changes in patient's condition.Turna nd position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide pati ents with fresh drinking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose te sting, with appropriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and tr ansportation of patients.Follow standard precautions and use personal pr otective equipment asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish suppliesa nd equipment asrequired.Participate in own professional development byma intaining requiredskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelopment of other staff and formal learners.May also perf orm sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assist ance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irri gation.Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledgeof sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to workperf ormedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administ eringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge ofsanit ation, personal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicabl e to work in a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physica l layout of thehospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing andwalkin gHeavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpati ents to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communic ate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation tools Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipswithpatients and hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-professional bedside patient care

Level Chara cteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Completion of a 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. High School diploma or equivalent required.


Six months of experience strongly preferred.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NAI) with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property. 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.


Nursing Assistants