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.
Responsibilities: Perform a variety of manual duties associated with cleaning, servicing, and delivering in assigned areas.
Schedule: Days/Nights7a-7p and 7p-7a rotating. Weekends as needed by department, but at least 2 weekends/month. Float to assigned unit and hospital.
Dress Code: black polo top with khaki pants
Base Pay: $17 per hour
Clean and service assigned areas and equipment to include tables, shelves, countertops, refrigerators, stoves, and patient care equipment
Maintain sufficient stock and supplies in storage areas for the proper performance of these duties; report reorder needs.
Clean and sterilize bedpans, urinals, emesis basins, instruments, glassware and other items;
Restock patient rooms with clean supplies and equipment; sweep and spot mop floors in emergency situations.
Pick up, fold and store linen.
Pick up and deliver specimens, charts, clinical records, requisitions and supplies as directed;
Move furniture onwards as required. Escort or transport patients to and from hospital wards, laboratories, clinics and other areas.
Answer phone and record/relay requests for unit services. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations is also required.
Work requires completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Work generally requires six months of experience in the hospital setting or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. For this role the desire is someone with a consistent work history.
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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.
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