P/D Cardiovascular Invasive Procedures Technologist
Assists with heart or vascular catheterization diagnostic and interventions. Assisting in cardiac electrophysiology, pacemaker and ICD implants. Duties include obtaining and recording precise cardiac and/or hemodynamic measurements and identifying abnormalities.
Successful completion of course work in cardiac arrhythmia and EKG and two (2) years of experience in invasive cardiology procedures.
Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) through the National Commission for Certifying Agency (NCCA); Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements APPLICANTS WHO DOCUMENT THE FOLLOWING WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE:
- Minimum two (2) years experience with Interventional Cardiology
- Minimum two (2) years experience with Interventional Electrophysiology including Pacemakers and Catheter ablations;
- Minimum two (2) years experience with Structural heart, TAVR, Balloon Pumps, Impella and FFR; and RCES certification.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Medical terminology; radiation control and principles; congenital heart disease, including associations and complications, treatment options and prognoses; aseptic techniques and sterile field setup; hemodynamic wave form recording and analysis; valve area calculations; cardiac and vascular anatomy, rhythms and pressures; catheter curves, rated burst pressures and compliance; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; age specific patient care practices.Skill in:
Computer monitoring of heart catheter and related procedures; using computer for data input and retrieval; Reading rhythms and detecting changes; inputting and retrieving using computer; Using defibrillation equipment; applying basic cardiac life support procedures; instructing patients about procedures and post-procedure rules and guidelines; writing reports using proper descriptive terms and language; performing basic cardiac life support procedures; applying sterile techniques; manipulating diagnostic equipment; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, strength to examine varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.