Duke University Hospital
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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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:
*Current Sign on Bonus Available $15,000 - Experienced Nurse
The Duke Heart Center Electrophysiology (EP) Device Nurse/VT Coordinator is responsible and accountable for patient and staff education around implantable devices and procedures, device interrogation and documentation. Ensuring appropriate follow-up for patients with implanted rhythm management cardiac devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, implantable loop recorders) and post ablation procedures for ventricular arrhythmias.. The incumbent functions are as clinical nurse, educator, investigator, and consultant. Clinical judgments are based on a synthesis of data from current and emerging research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The Cardiology EP Device Nurse/VT Coordinator provides direct patient care services and education to patients in the post procedural, and monitoring phase of rhythm management and cardiac device implantation and follow-up primarily at Duke University Hospital. The Cardiology EP Device Nurse/VT Coordinator will work primarily with cardiology patients who are being evaluated for cardiac rhythm management, devices in post implant care including setting up appropriate follow-up at Duke University Hospital (DUH) as well as patients undergoing specific EP rhythm management procedures. The Cardiology EP Device Nurse performs post procedural screenings, educates patients and their families on device-specific care and ongoing monitoring requirements and procedures, and coordinates and performs implantable device interrogation, programming, and documentation in the electronic medical record under the supervision of the Electrophysiology Cardiologist rounding on the inpatient service. The Cardiology EP Device Nurse/VT Coordinator partners with the inpatient and outpatient clinical care teams to coordinate and expedite transitions of care including admissions and discharges for patients with implanted devices/VT ablations and may provide direct patient care services, such as wound assessment and dressing changes as well as follow-up of patients post arrhythmia treatment procedures, such as ablations. The
The Cardiology ED Device Nurse/VT Coordinator will assist in the development and implementation of general policies and procedures designed to effect efficiency of operations.
Work requires graduation from an accredited nursing program with a minimal requirement of a BSN and at least one year of experience
RN: Current licensure or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina.
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 and competency in basic rhythm interpretation. Expertise and clinical competency in implantable cardiac device interrogation and programming required.
Must have American Heart Association BLS certification
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) device certification preferred
Primary hours will be Monday thru Friday dayshift. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet departmental needs.
Physical and mental requirements:
Reports directly to the Reports directly to Nurse manager EP lab with clinical responsibility to the inpatient rounding Cardiac Electrophysiologist. In addition, s/he will be accountable to the Division of Cardiology and the Duke Heart Center for clinical outcomes, defined quality indicators and to the standards set forth by the Duke Heart Center, the Division of Cardiology, and the Chief of the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology.
Process of Evaluation
Annual and midyear evaluations will be conducted by the Nurse Manager or their delegate with input from the Chief of the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and multidisciplinary team members who work with the device/VT nurse.
Specific Job Responsibilities and StandardsClinical ExpertThe Cardiology EP Device Nurse is responsible for providing/coordinating direct clinical care to cardiology patients on the Cardiac Electrophysiology service and other inpatient services, Emergency Department, or those requiring inpatient and hospital based outpatient procedures performed at Duke Hospital pre and post implant of a cardiac device. The Device Nurse is also responsible for maintaining the practice consistent with the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Board of Nursing and Duke Hospital Nursing Practice Standards. Standards
Research Utilization and Investigation:
Professional Leadership and Development:
Excellence - We strive to achieve excellence in all that we do.
Safety - We hold each other accountable to constantly improve a culture that ensures the safety and welfare of all patients, visitors and staff.
Integrity - Our decisions, actions, and behaviors are based are based on honesty, trust, fairness, and the highest ethical standards.
Diversity - We embrace differences among people.
Teamwork - We have to depend on each other and work well together with mutual respect to achieve common goals.
The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education, and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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