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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 recognized each 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
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Occ Summary Work PerformedKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesLevel CharacteristicsAssists physicians in diagnosing and trea ting cardiac and peripheralvascular disease and cardiacarrhythmias in th e Cath/EP Lab specializing in the care of patientsundergoing PTCA, stent placement,IABP placement and EP devices and ablations. With increased e xperienceprovides resource andmentoring to new staff while exhibiting en hanced technical skills.Assist the physician during invasive and noninvasive procedures totreat cardiac and peripheralvascular disease and cardi acarrhythmias. Maintain high standardstoachieve quality patient care.Co mmunicates continuously with the physician about the patient#scondition. -May perform any of the following:# Basic diagnostic catheterization pro cedures on adult patientswith known and suspected congenital and acquire dcardiac and peripheralvascular disease.# Basic interventional procedure s 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 includestock ing rooms, daily QCchecks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computer setup, and room cleanup.Prepare sterileprocedure tray and patient sterile fiel d appropriately for specifiedprocedure type.Evaluate the status of thepa tient during the procedure; provide ageand gender specific care, prepaccess site according to lab standard practice, and perform EKG leadplaceme nt, blood pressure andpulse oximetry setup for hemodynamic monitoring.Ac quire and accurately document pertinent patient data in theelectronichea lth record and enter intohemodynamic and X-ray systems.Operates allphysi ologic and radiographic equipment safetly andcorrectly.Assesses procedur e roomfor equipment functioning and readiness. Obtains supplies forindiv idual cases and ensures allappropriate needs of the Cardiac Cath Laborat ory team are met. Observeoccupationaland radiationsafety regulations (we aring badges, lead aprons, goggles, gloves)Educate the patient ofprocedu re expectations before, during and afterthe procedure includingpost-proc edural limitations and restrictions.Participates in perfomanceimprovemen t and continuous qualityimprovement activities.EKG recognition.Provide e mergencycare, EKG recognition.Ability to communication with patients, p hysicians, healthcare team.- The ability to operate radio/console equipm ent and transmitinformation generally acquired through ahigh schooleduca tion. Work also requires completion of the NorthCarolina StateEmergency MedicalServices training program or an equivalent program.- Data Entry- Excellent Customer Service Skills- Telephone Protocol- Supervisory Skill s
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.
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, Adult EP, & Hybrid OR only).
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