Registered Nurse (Experience)- Procedural Cardiology - Cardiac Diagnostic Unit
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 209085
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Cardiac Diagnostic Unit- Duke University Hospital
The Cardiac Diagnostic Unit (CDU) is a cardiac procedural area providing comprehensive state of the art diagnostic service inclusive of echocardiography (transthoracic and transesophageal), cardioversions, and stress testing. Registered nurses in the CDU will have the opportunity to assess, prepare, and monitor the cardiac patient population prior to, during, and after stress testing, cardioversions, and transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE).
The nurse would be responsible for ensuring appropriateness of procedures ordered for our adult patient population. This job function requires the nurse be able to recognize and act on potential life threatening changes of patient condition as well as multitasking, critical thinking, and working with a diverse group of other medical professionals. The nurse will be an integral part in interpretation of EKG's, including rhythm and ST changes, as well as be responsible for the delivery of moderate sedation and continuous monitoring of vitals during the procedures.
Full Time: Monday thru Friday, 8-hour or 10-hour day shifts with rotation throughout the different locations of the Cardiac Diagnostic Unit (Hospital and Duke South clinic 2K). Rotating limited staff schedule for Weekend day coverage and holiday coverage.
*A 30-hour week workweek may be considered
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 families in accordance 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 de livery of nursing care and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned. 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 formal learners. 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 and Abilities
Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and NCA Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process. Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure. Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families. Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others. Ability to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care. Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. Ability to use fine motor skills. Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area. Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status. Ability to use computer and learn new software programs. Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools. Ability to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients. Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. Ability to remain focused and organized. Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients. Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions. Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required
Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN program. Exception: Registered nurses hired between July 1, 2014 and April 11, 2021 without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) are expected to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date but must complete the program within five years of their start date. Registered nurses hired before July 1, 2014 are not required to enroll in a BSN program to remain in this job classification.
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 have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required.
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