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.
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of specialized technical and supportive patient care activities to assist medical professional personnel in diagnostic, therapeutic and research procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Determine, prepare and set up medical supplies and equipment for diagnostic, therapeutic and research procedures. Confer with patients to obtain information for chart and laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation; ensure completion of patients' laboratory tests prior to examination by physician.
Prepare patients for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to include obtaining specimens, taking vital signs and measurements, positioning patients and attaching equipment leads to specific body locations. Assist physicians and nursing personnel during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to include handling instruments, calling out equipment readings and administering oxygen and opaque dyes; alert physician to patient discomfort.
Operate equipment such as polygraphs, magnetic and video tape recorders and X-ray machines to monitor and obtain recordings of specific body functions; calculate, compile and record data obtained from graphs and numerical readings. Operate manual and automatic laboratory equipment to make qualitative and quantitative analyses of specimens.
Calibrate and perform routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; clean and sterilize instruments, supplies and equipment.
Maintain inventory of supplies; reorder as required.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires completion of a related 1 year technical school program.
Work generally requires two years of experience in health care specialties related to the specific position; two years additional years related experience may be substituted for the technical school.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.