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® 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.
CVIS Clinical ladder available for professional growth.
A rotating schedule allows employees a four-day weekend once per month. Work hours Monday – Friday 0730-1800. Flexible call opportunities.
Assists physicians in diagnosing and treati ngcardiac and peripheralvascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in the Cath/EP Lab specializingin the care of patients undergoing PTCA, stent p lacement, IABP placementand EP devices and ablations. With increased exp erience providesresource and mentoring to new staff while exhibiting enh ancedtechnicalskills.
Assist the physi cianduring invasive and noninvasive procedures to treatcardiac and perip heral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias.Maintain high standards t oachieve quality patient care. Communicatescontinuously with the physici anabout the patient's condition.May perform any of the following: Basic diagnostic catheterizationprocedures on adult patients with known and su spected congenital andacquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease.B asic interventionalprocedures which may include any of the following:PTC A, stent prep andplacement, IABP placement and operation. Basic EP proc edure may includeany of the following; EP studies, implantation of pacem aker, ICD, BIVICD and ablations.Procedural requirements: Room preparatio nand breakdown to includestocking rooms, daily QC checks, radiographic,h emodynamic and computersetup, androom cleanup. Prepare sterile procedur e tray and patientsterile field appropriately for specified procedure ty pe.Evaluate the status of the patient during the procedure; provideagean dgender specific care, prep access site according to lab standardpractic e, and perform EKG lead placement, blood pressure and pulseoximetry setu p for hemodynamic monitoring.Acquire and accurately document pertinentpa tient data in the electronichealth record and enter into hemodynamicand X-ray systems.Operates all physiologic and radiographic equipment safety andcorrectly. Assesses procedure room for equipment functioning andread iness. Obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures allappropriate needs of the Cardiac Cath Laboratory team are met. Observeoccupational a nd radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, leadaprons, goggles, gl oves).Educate the patient of procedure expectations before, during and a fterthe procedure including post-procedural limitations and restrictions .Participates in performance improvement and continuous qualityimproveme nt activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Docume nted competency in interpretation of EKGDemonstrates mastery ofvaried pr ocedures within the procedural area(either invasive or EP Focus)Ability to communication with patients, physicians, healthcare team.
A graduate of an associate or baccalaureate academic program in health science (including, but not limited to, cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology or respiratory therapy) Or A graduate of an associate or baccalaureate academic program in an unrelated field along with graduation from a certificate program in cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiology technology or respiratory.
No experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
RCIS, RCES, ARRT - RTR, ARRT - Radiography (R), ARRT - Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI) , ARRT - Cardiovascular Interventional Radiography (CV), ARRT - Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI), or IBHRE certification within 36 months of employment. Basic Life Support Certification required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification required within 6 months of employment (Adult Cath, Adult EP, & Hybrid OR only). Duke employees in the CVIS job classification as of January 1, 2016 who were not eligible for certification will be exempt from the certification requirements of the CVIS I. See ladder document for additional information.
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