Durham, North Carolina

Duke University Hospital

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!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)


Occ Summary

Perform a variety of nonprofessional nursi ngduties in the direct careof patients under the direct supervision of a nRN/LPN.

Work Performed

Prepare patients, equipment a nd supplies for specific procedures andprovide manual assistance as requ ired.Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and infor mingRN/LPN of information collected.Administer treatment and personal ca re procedures to patients including,but not limited to, feeding, bathing ,shaving, changing clothing,cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-makin g,assisting withambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder eli mination;provide such additional care as required to meet the personal n eeds andcomfort of assigned patients.Participate in teaching activitiesb yreinforcing teaching instructed byRN and/or physician as needed.Assistp hysician and nurses with physical examinations by helpingposition patien ts, changing non-sterile dressing and weighing patients.Take and recordv ital signs, record I&O, apply ice bags, administerdouches and enemas.Not e and report any changes in patient's condition.Turn and position patien ts, set up and feed patients as necessary,provide patients with freshdri nking water.Performfingersticks for blood glucose testing, with appropri atetraining.Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation ofpatie nts.Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipmentasr equired.Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens. Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment asrequir ed.Participate in own professional development by maintaining requiredsk ills validation and attending educational offerings. Support thedevelopm ent 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 urinarycatherizations/irrigation.Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

Knowledg e, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of sterile techniques a nd special procedures that areapplicable to work performedWorking knowle dge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and sp ecial treatments to patientsWorking knowledge of sanitation, personal hy giene and basic health andsafety precautions applicable to workin ahospi talWorking knowledge of the organization and physical layout of thehospi talWorking knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precauti onsAbility to withstand prolonged standing and walking.Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchairpatients tovarious hos pital locations may be requiredAbility to understand and follow oral and written instructionsAbility to document and communicate pertinentinform ation using computerand/or paper documentation toolsAbilityto establish and maintain effective working relationships withpatients and hospital s taffWorking knowledge of principles and practices of providing non-profe ssional bedside patient care

Level Characteristics

N/ A

Minimum Qualifications


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, Licensures, Certifications

Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NAI) with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property. BCLS certification must be maintained/completed by the end of new hire orientation, which typically takes place during the first week of employment.


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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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