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*Sign On Bonus $15,000 Experienced RN with 2 years of experience
The Duke Heart Center EP Device Nurse is responsible and accountable for education, device interrogation and documentation, and ensuring appropriate follow-up for patients with implanted rhythm management cardiac devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, implantable loop recorders). The incumbent functions are as clinical nurse, educator, investigator, and consultant.
Strongly prefer candidate with at least three years of experience as an RN in an inpatient cardiology setting, including care of patient with implantable rhythm management cardiac devices. Expertise and clinical competency in implantable cardiac device interrogation and programming required.
Work schedule: Primary hours will be Monday thru Friday dayshift. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet departmental needs.
Independently plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Provide nursing services to patients and famil ies inaccordance with the scope of the RN as defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care.Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers.Assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit asassigned. Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources.Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings. Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and form all earners.Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills andA bilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed pra ctical nurse andNCAKnowledge of and appropriate application of the nursi ng processKnowledge of professional theory, practice and procedureAbilit y to assess nursing needs of acuteand chronically ill patientsand their families Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaborat ivelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationshipsAb ility to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors,healthcar e team, physicians, administrators, leadership and othersAbility to teac h patients and families in accordance with the nursingplan of careAbilit y to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritizeinform ation, treatment, and follow-upAbility to use fine motor skillsCompetent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirementsdesignated by work areaAbility to record activities, document assessments, plan of car e,interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient statusAbilitytouse computer and learn new software programsAble to document and commun icate pertinent information using computerand/or paper documentationtool sAbility to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patientsAbi lity to withstand prolonged standingand walking.Ability to remain focus ed and organizedWorking knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administeringroutine and special treatments to patientsWorking knowle dge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsWorking knowle dge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and otherregulatory requirements Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program.
Twelve months of appropriate clinical experience is required. At a manager's discretion, employees with 6 months of experience who are exceptional performers may be eligible for this level.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must havecurrent or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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