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 MagnetÂ® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinaâ€™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 tre atingcardiac and peripheralvascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in t heCath/EP Lab specializingin the care of patients undergoing PTCA, stent placement, IABP placementand EP devices and ablations. With increased e xperience providesresource and mentoring to new staff while exhibiting e nhancedtechnicalskills.
Assist the phy sicianduring invasive and noninvasive procedures to treatcardiac and per ipheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias.Maintain high standards toachieve quality patient care. Communicatescontinuously with the physi cianabout the patient's condition.May perform any of the following: Bas icdiagnostic catheterizationprocedures on adult patients with known and suspected congenital andacquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease .Basicinterventionalprocedures which may include any of the following:PT CA, stent prep andplacement, IABP placement and operation. Basic EP procedure may includeany of the following; EP studies, implantation of pace maker, ICD, BIVICD and ablations.Procedural requirements: Room preparati onand breakdown to includestocking rooms, daily QC checks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computersetup, and room cleanup. Prepare sterile procedu retray 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 EKGlead placement, blood pressure and pulseoximetry setu pfor hemodynamic monitoring.Acquire and accurately document pertinentpat ient data in the electronichealth record and enter into hemodynamicand X -ray systems.Operates all physiologic and radiographic equipment safetya ndcorrectly. Assesses procedure room for equipment functioning andreadin ess. Obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures allappropriate ne eds of the Cardiac Cath Laboratory team are met. Observeoccupational and radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, leadaprons, goggles, glov es).Educate the patient of procedure expectations before, during and aft erthe procedure including post-procedural limitations and restrictions.P articipates in performance improvement and continuous qualityimprovement activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Document ed competency ininterpretation of EKGDemonstrates mastery ofvaried proc edures within the procedural area(either invasive or EP Focus)Ability to communication with patients, physicians, healthcare team.
L evel Characteristics
A graduate of an associate or baccalaureate academic program inhealth 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.
Level II: One year of experience as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist plus ladder requirements Provisional II Status: External hires into the CVIS II must meet the ladder requirements within one year of hire. Level III: Two years of experience as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist plus ladder requirements Provisional III Status: External hires into the CVIS III must be approved by DUHS Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs Operations Leaders. If approved, ladder requirements must be met within one year of hire.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level II: 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 II. See ladder document for additional information. Level III: 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 required Basic Life Support Certification required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification required within 6 months of employment (Adult Cath, AdultEP, & Hybrid OR only).
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