NURSING CARE ASST I/HEALTH UNIT COORD - Nursery

  • Requisition Number: 401556574
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Specialty: Pediatrics
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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN. Perform a variety of clerical duties involved in preparing, maintaining, and processing patient, unit (s) and hospital data and records to include operating the organization's patient care information systems.

Work Performed

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 with ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients. Perform a variety of selected patient care tasks under the direction of an RN/LPN to assist medical and nursing personnel in the examination, treatment and care of patients. Retrieve and record patient data in electronic medical records (EMR) and report to Nurse noting any new abnormal changes in the patient's condition. Participate in the transport of patients. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required. Perform a variety of clerical tasks involved in operating the organization's patient care information system. Acknowledge orders on EMR task list , verify printout and input verified orders to request diets, treatments, nursing services, equipment and diagnostic and laboratory tests and procedures. Assemble and maintain patient charts from admission through discharge Prepare and upload paper documents into the electronic medical record (EMR). Exhibit professional communication skill when answering the telephone and interacting with patients, visitors and other staff members. Navigate electronic medical record, access patient information, generate reports, schedule appointments and manage task list. Use available technology to request and coordinate patient transport. Assign nursing staff to communication systems. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile techniques and special procedures that are applicable to work performed Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations may be required. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette Working knowledge of general clerical practices and procedures Working knowledge of spelling and medical terminology. Ability to apply specific departmental rules and regulations relating to verifying, processing and maintaining records and forms Ability to organize and set priorities Ability to operate a computer terminal and other office equipment Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other personnel Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing non- professional bedside patient care Basic knowledge and the ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication system and other systems.

Level Characteristics

N/A Pediatrics