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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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 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!
Perform a variety of technical, environmen tal, and patient care dutiesunder the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. These duties areperformed in accordance with establishedhospital andnursing policyand within the legal scope of practice for the unlicens edcaregiver.
Level IVerify patient lo cation and identification.Transferand/or assist patients during transpor t,following departmental safetyguidelines.Communicate with patients andrespond to patientneeds promptly, satisfy needs or refer their requests toappropriate personnel.Keep charge nurse informed of room statusand att endant availability.Assist in the orientation of newstaff as requested b ynurse manager or designee.Provideemergency assistance as required and/o rdirected by surgeon and/ornursing personnel.Transport specimen, equipme nt, etc. toappropriate area in safe and efficient manner.According to th eplan of care developed by the RN, deliver patient care appropriate totheage of the patients served.Successfully complete annualself-instruction al unit regarding age appropriate care for the infant,toddler, child,ado lescent, adult and geriatricpatients.Prepare the unit for cases/ procedu res utilizingfunctional equipment and supplies.Assist with positioning t hepatient and follow accepted procedures for preparation of patientsfors urgical procedures.Assist with wraps, casts, anddressings.Route non-func tional equipment to proper maintenancedepartment for repair, notingon eq uipment what the malfunction appearsto be.Assist in minor maintenance fu nctions (i.e. replace lightbulbs in power sources and surgical lights).S et up andtroubleshoot all equipment in service line and 85% of allequipm ent inother services.Accurately and safely use all patientpositioning de vices and tables.Clean equipment, tables andfloor as required withproper cleaning solution.Collect, bagand remove soiled linen and trashproperly. Replace suctionliners, trash bags and other supplies as needed.Return cl eanedequipment to appropriate area after the case.Stock and maintainadeq uate levels of supplies at scrub sink and sub rooms asappropriate.Mainta in orderly work environment by keepingoperating rooms, storageareas, hal lways and all units clean, tidy andhazard free.Obtain and maintain units upplies andequipment.Level IIPerform all duties of Level I inadditionto the following:Serve as a resource and role modelfor SurgicalAttendants a nd others.Provide leadership andguidance to Surgical Attendants underthe direction of anRN.Assist with daily assignments in cooperation withunit management representatives.Cooperate in planning orientation ofnewSurgic al Attendants, under the supervision of an RN.Providefeedback to managem ent representative regarding orientation/ skills ofnew employees.Serve a s a resource and role model forSurgicalAttendants and others.Provide lea dership and guidance toSurgical Attendants under the direction ofan RN.A ssist withdaily assignments in cooperation with unit managementrepresent atives.Cooperate in planning orientation of newSurgical Attendants, unde r the supervision of an RN.Providefeedback to management representative regarding orientation/ skills ofnew employees.
Knowledge, Sk ills and Abilities
Level IBasic mechanical knowledge forassembly of equipment andthe ability to comprehend and followinstructions.Knowle dge ofsterile technique.Physical abilities to complete job dutieswhich i nclude heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, standing, and walking,ability t o push, pull climb, stoop/kneel, reach overhead androtatetrunkfor prolon ged periods.LevelIISame as Level I plusleadershipskills
Work requires basic mechanical knowledge for assembly of equipment and the ability to comprehend and follow instructions normally acquired through a partial high school education.
Level I experience. experience. Level II Six months experience in a hospital setting or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or Three years experience as Surgical Attendant I, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I Level II Current BCLS certification. Same as Level I plus, currently listed as a Nursing Assistant (NAI) with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property (preferred butnot required).
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