• Requisition Number: 41101
  • 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 recognizedeach 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!


Duke University Health System Summer 2021 Professional Nursing Assistant (PNA) Program: Please complete Steps 1-4 to be considered.


1.  Application: Apply online at and upload your resume.  All applicants must be a rising Junior or Senior Nursing Student to be considered for the program.
*Application Deadline: January 31, 2021 (Applications will be accepted after this date!)  

2. Survey: All applicants are required to complete a survey as part of the application process (click on link below, or copy and paste in URL).

· This survey is unique to this posting. Even if you completed a survey for another position at Duke, you will need to complete this one, as well. Survey must be completed for consideration.
· Survey includes behavioral based questions for your response.
· A “Thank you for taking this survey” page will appear after completing the survey. This is your confirmation of completion.

 3.  Video Interview: Once the survey is complete and it has been determined that you meet the minimum requirements for the program, you will receive an invitation to complete and submit a video interview. 
4.  Skill Survey References: You will be required to provide professional references: Approximately 7-14 business days after you apply, you will receive an email from Skill Survey to enter names and email addresses of 5 professional references (clinical instructors, preceptors, current or previous employers, etc). All references must be completed/received by February 12, 2021. You can login to Skill Survey to check the status of references. Recommendation letters/written references do not need to be submitted this year. We no longer accept faxed, email, or mailed references.
Once you have completed steps 1-4, your application for the Summer 2021 Professional Nursing Assistant Program is complete!
Selection Timeline
·    Application deadline: January 31, 2021

·    Survey deadline: January 31, 2021

·    Video Interview deadline: February 12, 2021

·    Skill Survey References deadline: February 12, 2021 *You can log into Skill Survey to check the status of references once they are submitted.

·    North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry Listing deadline: May 14, 2021

          ·    Includes North Carolina Residents & Out-of-State Residents

·    Program Acceptance: Notification of program acceptance will be extended no later than March 15, 2021.

·    Program begins: Tuesday, May 24, 2021
·    Program ends: Tuesday, July 30, 2021

North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry Listing 

To register, contact:

·   N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation Health Care Personnel Registry Section

·   Website:

·   8 a.m. - 12 noon, and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday

·   Phone: 919-855-3969

·   Fax: 919-733-9764





Nursing Care Assistant I – Duke University Health System


Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Nursing Care Assistant I who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.


Duke Nursing Highlights:

* Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet®organization.

* Professional advancement opportunities through our Clinical Ladder Program (Nursing Care Assistant, Surgical Tech, Certified Medical Assistant).

* Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!


Job Summary:

The Nursing Care Assistant I performs a variety of nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN to include: prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required, obtains and records patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/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 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.


Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

*Previous work experience as a Nursing Care Assistant I is preferred.


Licensure, Certification or Registration Required:

* Current Nurse Aide I Registry listing with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation.

* BLS (or higher) certification required


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.


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