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Patient Attendant Safety Aide - Duke Raleigh - Progressive Care Unit - Rotating

Duke Clinical Research Institute
relocation assistance
United States, North Carolina, Raleigh
Oct 03, 2023

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Patient Attendant Safety Aide - Duke Raleigh - Progressive Care Unit - Rotating
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Raleigh, NC, US, 27710

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Oct 3, 2023

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

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)

Patient Attendant Safety Aide - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Progressive Care Unit

Schedule: 3 x 12-hour shift, Rotating

Department Profile

The Progressive Care Unit is a step-down unit for ICU. The patient population on this unit includes patients with altered mental status, DKA, respiratory failure, post-cardiac catheterization, and some post-surgery patients. This is a fast-paced unit that encourages teamwork and growing skillsets. The ratio for NA is 1:8, however it could be as few as 6 or as many at 10, but the goal is 8. The patient population is adult patients with any medical diagnosis from head-to-toe. Higher acuity step-down patients as much as possible. Drips, lines, tubes - from walkie-talkies to bed bound and everything in-between.

Job Summary

Perform work under the supervision of a registered nurse, the patient attendant safety aide maintains constant direct observation and visualization of identified patient(s).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Constant and direct observation of the patient.
  • Monitoring changes in the patient's physical, emotional, and mental condition. Communicate the status of the patient, including any changes. Observing and reporting patients' behavioral changes.
  • Document observation in electronic health record.
  • Support staff with ambulation and mobilization of patients.
  • Support staff with personal hygiene: bathing, oral hygiene, nail care, and grooming. Support staff with repositioning, feeding, and toileting.
  • Other duties as assigned:
  • Personal Protective Equipment Observer: Assist with applying and removing of clinical outerwear of health care professionals.
  • Screener: Assist with wellness screening of employees upon arrival to the hospital.

Required Qualifications at this Level


  • Work requires completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.


  • Work generally requires six months of experience in the hospital setting.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

  • N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Understands basic first aid and CPR and can administer them if need be. Demonstrates a personal interest in the health and well-being of others. Is willing to place the needs of others first. Has the ability to work without supervision. Can maintain patient confidentiality. Possesses good time management skills. Has good physical strength and stamina.

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

  • N/A


Job Code:4617


Job Level:B1

Revised Date:11/11/2020

Supervisory Responsibility:No

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