CARDIOVASCULAR INV. SPEC I (Cath Lab Tech) - Duke Hospital Adult Cath Lab

  • Requisition Number: 17573
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Shift: Full Time
  • Specialty: Radiology/Interventional/Procedural
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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. 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. 


Work Hours & Shifts:

Monday – Friday 0730-1800. Flexible call opportunities.




Occ Summary

Assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in the Cath/EP Lab specializingin the care of patients undergoing PTCA, stent placement, IABP placementand EP devices and ablations. With increased exper ience providesresource and mentoring to new staff while exhibiting enhan cedtechnicalskills.



Work Performed



Assist the physici anduring invasive and noninvasive procedures to treatcardiac and periphe ral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias.Maintain high standards to achieve quality patient care. Communicatescontinuously with the physicia nabout the patient’s condition.May perform any of the following: Basicd iagnostic catheterizationprocedureson adult patients with known and sus pected congenital andacquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease.Ba sic interventionalprocedures which may include any of the following:PTCA , stent prep andplacement, IABP placement and operation. Basic EP proce dure may includeany of the following; EP studies, implantation of pacema ker, ICD, BIVICD and ablations.Procedural requirements: Room preparation and breakdown to includestocking rooms, daily QC checks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computersetup, and room cleanup. Prepare sterile procedu re tray and patientsterile field appropriately for specified procedure t ype.Evaluate the status of the patient during the procedure; provideage andgender specific care, prep access site according to lab standardpract ice, and perform EKG lead placement, blood pressure and pulseoximetry se tup for hemodynamic monitoring.Acquire and accurately document pertinent patient data in the electronichealth record and enter into hemodynamic and X-ray systems.Operates all physiologic and radiographic equipment sa fety andcorrectly. Assesses procedure room for equipment functioning and readiness. Obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures allappropri ate needs of the Cardiac Cath Laboratory team are met. Observeoccupation al and radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, leadaprons, goggles , gloves).Educate the patient of procedure expectations before, during a nd afterthe procedure including post-procedural limitations and restrict ions.Participates in performance improvement and continuous qualityimpro vement activities.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



Do cumented competency in interpretation of EKGDemonstrates mastery ofvarie d procedures within the procedural area(either invasive or EP Focus)Abil ity 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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