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*Sign On Bonus $15,000 Experience RN's with 2 years of experience
Registered Nurse - CDU, Duke Hosptial, Durham NC 27710
Must have 1 year of RN experience
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.
Work Hours & Shifts:
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 work week may be considered
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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Work requiresgraduation 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 startdate 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 ofappropriate 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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