Nursing Care Assistant I - Duke Regional Hospital - General Medical Surgical

Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 2/08/2024

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

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 (based on eligibility)

Nursing Care Assistant – General Medicine Unit - Duke Regional Hospital

Duke University Health System- Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire a Nursing care Assistant who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.

Department Profile:

34-bed unit caring for patients with a wide range of diagnoses including patients requiring cardiac telemetry. 4-1 also serves as a specialty unit for patients with respiratory illnesses that require higher oxygen demands but who do not meet ICU criteria. Our patient-centered team of healthcare professionals is committed to promoting excellence in patient care through best practices, innovation, research, and holding our patient's hands while they are with us. Be a part of the fast-paced team environment of 4-1 Medicine at Duke where nurses work in a collaborative learning environment and serve alongside a dedicated team. Great Unit to set a good nursing foundation. On-the-job training will be provided.

Work Schedule:

Night Shift 7p-7a

Job 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 including 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 the EMR task list, verify printouts, 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 skills when answering the telephone and interacting with patients, visitors, and other staff members.
  • Navigate electronic medical records, access patient information, generate reports, schedule appointments, and manage a 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.


  • 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

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

  • Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant (NAI) with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Service Regulation
  • AHA Basic Healthcare provider certification must be maintained/completed by the end of the new hire orientation.

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.

Healthcare & Public Health | Nursing

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