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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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(r) organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach 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!
The Cardiac Cath Lab at Duke University Hospital is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time. Currently awarded the 2019 Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Chest Pain - MI Registry.
High volume cardiac catheterization center performing cardiac, peripheral vascular, and structural heart procedures.
Work Hours & Shifts:
A rotating schedule allows employees a four-day weekend once per month.
Hours of Work:
Occ Summary Work PerformedKnowledge, Skills and Ab ilitiesLevel CharacteristicsAssists physicians in diagnosing and treatin g cardiac and peripheralvascular disease and cardiacarrhythmias in the C ath/EP Lab specializing in the care of patientsundergoing PTCA, stent pl acement,IABP placement and EP devices and ablations. Withincreased exper ienceprovides resource andmentoring to new staff while exhibiting enhanc ed technical skills.Assist the physician during invasive and noninvasive procedures totreat cardiac and peripheralvascular disease and cardiac a rrhythmias. Maintain high standards toachieve quality patient care.Commu nicates continuously with the physician about the patient#scondition.- M ay perform any of the following:# Basic diagnostic catheterization proce dures on adult patientswith known and suspected congenital and acquired cardiac and peripheralvascular disease.# Basic interventional procedures which may include any of thefollowing: PTCA, stentprep and placement, IABP placement and operation # Basic EP proceduremay includeany of the fo llowing; EPstudies, implantation of pacemaker, ICD, BIV ICD and ablation s.Proceduralrequirements: Room preparation and breakdown to includestoc king rooms, daily QCchecks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computer setup , and room cleanup.Prepare sterileprocedure tray and patient sterile fie ld appropriately for specifiedprocedure type.Evaluate the status of the patient during the procedure; provide ageand gender specific care, prepa ccess site according to lab standard practice, and perform EKG leadplace ment, blood pressure andpulse oximetry setup for hemodynamic monitoring. Acquire and accurately document pertinent patient data in theelectronic health record and enter intohemodynamic and X-ray systems.Operates all p hysiologic and radiographic equipment safetly andcorrectly. Assesses pro cedure roomfor equipment functioning andreadiness. Obtains supplies for individualcases and ensures allappropriate needs of the Cardiac Cath Lab oratory team are met. Observeoccupationaland radiationsafetyregulation s (wearing badges, lead aprons, goggles, gloves)Educate the patient of p rocedure expectations before, during and afterthe procedure including p ost-procedural limitations and restrictions.Participates in perfomance i mprovement and continuous qualityimprovement activities.EKG recognition. Provide emergency care, EKG recognition.Ability to communication with pa tients, physicians, healthcare team.- The ability to operate radio/conso leequipment and transmitinformation generally acquired throughahigh sch ool education. Work also requires completion of the NorthCarolina State Emergency MedicalServices training program or an equivalent program.- Da ta Entry- Excellent Customer Service Skills- Telephone Protocol- Supervi sory Skills
Minimum Qualifications Education
A graduate of a diploma, associate, or baccalaureate academic program in health science (including, but not limited to, cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, or nursing)
Must have documented competency in interpretation of EKG and hemodynamics. Cardiac Catheterization or Electrophysiology Lab experience preferred. Allied health professional experience in cardiology preferred.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
RCIS, RCES, or IBHRE certification within 24 months of hire and remains in active status Basic Life Support Certification required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification required within 6 months of employment
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