CARDIOVASCULAR INV. SPEC I - Duke Hospital Adult Cath Lab

  • Requisition Number: 3564
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: Cardiothoracic/Cardiology
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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!
  • Relocation Assistance!


Department Profile:

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.


High volume cardiac catheterization center. Our interventional cardiologists perform more than 3,000 interventional cardiac catheterizations each year. Duke Hospital performs the most innovative procedures such as placement of mitral clips and TAVR.  There are five catheterization labs at Duke Hospital and an additional two hybrid OR rooms, with another two catheterization labs at both Duke Regional and Duke Raleigh Hospitals.

Work Hours & Shifts:

Full Time: Four 10-hour day shifts per week.  A rotating schedule allows employees a four-day weekend once a month.  Applicants must meet the on-call requirement which includes a 30-minute travel time to Duke Hospital.

Occ Summary

Assists physicians in diagnosing and treating car diac and peripheralvascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in the Cath/ EP Lab specializingin the care of patients undergoing PTCA, stent placem ent, IABP placementand EP devices and ablations. With increased experien ce providesresource and mentoring to new staff while exhibiting enhanced technicalskills.



Work Performed


Assist the physician during invasive and noninvasive procedures to treatcardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias.Maintain high standards to a chieve quality patient care. Communicatescontinuously with the physician about 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. Basic interventionalprocedures which may include any of the following: PTCA, stent prep andplacement, IABP placement and operation. Basic EP p rocedure may includeany of the following; EP studies, implantation of pa cemaker, ICD, BIVICD and ablations.Procedural requirements: Room prepara tion and breakdown to includestocking rooms, daily QC checks, radiograph ic, hemodynamic and computersetup, and room cleanup. Prepare sterile pro cedure tray and patientsterile field appropriately for specified procedu re type.Evaluate the status of the patient during the procedure; provide age andgender specific care, prep access site according to lab standard practice, and perform EKG lead placement, blood pressure and pulseoximet ry setup for hemodynamic monitoring.Acquire and accurately document pert inent patient data in the electronichealth record and enter into hemodyn amic and X-ray systems.Operates all physiologic and radiographic equipme nt safety andcorrectly. Assesses procedure room for equipment functionin g andreadiness. Obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures allapp ropriate needs of the Cardiac Cath Laboratory team are met. Observeoccup ational and radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, leadaprons, go ggles, gloves).Educate the patient of procedure expectations before, dur ing and afterthe procedure including post-procedural limitations and res trictions.Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Documented competency in interpretation of EKGDemonstrates mastery of varied procedures within the procedural area(either invasive or EP Focu s)Ability to communication with patients, physicians, healthcare team.



Level Characteristics





Minimum Qualifications







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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