NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I - Heart

  • Requisition Number: 401550869
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: Rotating
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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as required.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, 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 teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas. Note and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with fresh drinking water.Perform fingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriatetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment asrequired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequired.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredskills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelopment of other staff and formal learners.May also perform sterile dressing change for wounds over 48 hours old,IV fluid assistance activities, oral/nasogastric feeding and urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to work in a hospitalWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospitalWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients to various hospital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital staffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-professional bedside patient care

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Level Characteristics

N/A