Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist I- Hybrid Room- Duke University Hospital (Sign-On Bonus)

Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 11/10/2022

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:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • 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.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist I- Hybrid Room- Duke University Hospital (Sign-on Bonus)


This position is located in the Cardiovascular surgical Hybrid Rooms at Duke University Hospital which currently consists of 2 hybrid rooms, with expansion to a 3rd hybrid room in the future. CVIS role is eligible for the 10,000 sign-on bonus, must be new to Duke. The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CVIS) will utilize professional cardiovascular theory, technology and processes to implement direct patient care to those requiring diagnostic or therapeutic procedures within the cardiovascular service. Demonstrates role-specific competence and assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. The CVIS will assist the physician in a scrub technologist role during diagnostic and interventional procedures. The Hybrid OR specializes in the care of patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement, vascular procedures, mechanical support device placement (e.g. IABP), and EP devices.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, Four 10 hour shifts per week, (6am-4:30pm), with call covering nights, weekends and holidays.

Work Performed

Assist the physician during endovascular or open procedures to treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. Maintain high standards to achieve quality patient care. Perform interventional procedures which may include any of the following: PTA, stents, thoracic and abdominal aortic grafts, and percutaneous aortic valve placement. EP procedures may include any of the following: pacemaker generator and lead removal and re-implant.

Procedural requirements: Room preparation and breakdown including but not limited to: radiographic, computer setup, stocking rooms and room cleanup. Prepare sterile field appropriately for specified procedure type, prep access site according to OR standard practice. Acquire and accurately document pertinent patient data in the X-ray system. Operate radiographic equipment safely and correctly. Assess procedure room for equipment functionality and readiness. Obtain supplies for individual cases and appropriately prepare sterile field. Observe occupational and radiation safety regulations (wearing dosimeter badges, lead aprons, goggles). Participate in performance improvement activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to use fine motor skills. Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. Ability to use computer and learn new software programs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, healthcare team, leaders, and others. Ability to withstand prolong 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.

Minimum Qualification


  • A graduate of an associate or baccalaureate academic program in health sciences (including, but not limited to, cardiovascular technology and radiologic technology).
  • A graduate of an associate or baccalaureate academic program in an unrelated field, along with graduation from a certificate program in cardiovascular technology or radiologic technology.


  • No expereince required
  • 1 year of Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology, or Interventional Radiology experience preferred.

Degrees, Licensures, and Certifications

  • ARRT – Radiography (R), ARRT - Cardiac Interventional (CI), ARRT – Vascular Interventional (VI), ARRT – Cardiovascular Interventional (CV), RCIS, RCES, IBHRE certification within 36 months of employment.
  • Basic Life Support Certification required within 6 months of employment.
  • Duke employees in the CVID job classification as of January 1, 2016 who were not eligible for certification will be exempt from the certification requirements of the CVIS I. See ladder document for additional information.

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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