NURSING CARE ASSISTANT I

  • Requisition Number: 401489913
  • 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 care of patients under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required. Obtain and record 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. Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed by RN and/or physician as needed. Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping position patients, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients. Take and record vital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administer douches 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 appropriate training. Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required. Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required. Participate in own professional development by maintaining required skills validation and attending educational offerings. Support the development 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 urinary catherizations/irrigation. Perform other related duties incidental to 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 the organization and physical layout of the 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 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and hospital staff Working knowledge of principles and practices of providing non- professional bedside patient care

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Level Characteristics

N/A