Experienced RN - Adult Cardiac Cath Lab at Duke University

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

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!

Cardiac Cath Lab
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.

The Clinical Nurse assists in cardiac catheterizations as well as vascular and interventional procedures. The nurse also performs emergency procedures associated with catheterization procedures such as IAB and temporary pacemaker insertion, so this is the ideal environment for nurses who enjoy a fast-paced and exciting work environment.

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.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • All three Duke Hospitals have received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing.

  • 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.

  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!

  • Relocation Assistance!

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Loan Forgiveness!

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Minimum Qualifications


Work requires graduation from an accredited BSN or Associate's Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. All registered nurses without a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (or higher) will be required to enroll in an appropriate BSN program within two years of their start date and to complete the program within five years of their start date.


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.

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.