The Cardiovascular Invasive Technologist reports to the Cardiac Service Line Manager/ Director. Under supervision of the physician, performs diagnostic and interventional procedures and assists physician in all aspects of cardiac invasive and non-invasive testing, diagnostic laboratory tests and procedures following established policies, guidelines, and regulations. The Cardiovascular Invasive Technologist educates patients and families, actively participates in research projects, safely maintains cath lab and other diagnostic equipment, initiates on-going quality assurance, and effectively maintains cath lab regulatory and accreditation requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Consistently and accurately performs prescribed procedures and effectively assists physician provider following established policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines.
· Performs clinical duties under the supervision and within the scope of clinical education/ training, practice, and expertise.
· Demonstrates advanced knowledge and understanding of cardiac invasive and non-invasive testing.
· Maintains quality assurance programs and documentation as required by equipment regulations and guidelines.
· Establishes and updates appropriate documentation for cath lab policies, procedures, and protocols.
· Safely operates and maintains skilled, working knowledge of all equipment with emphasis on physiologic monitoring for diagnostic, interventional, and electrophysiology procedures.
· Safely operates and maintains cath lab and other diagnostic equipment.
· Communicates effectively with patients and family members, providing on-going education as needed.
· Actively participates in research projects and performs research related duties as needed.
· Ensures radiation safety adhering to radiation safety guidelines and procedures.
· Participates actively in lab to decrease radiation exposure to patients and staff through enforcement of proper technique.
· Ensures integrity of all lead aprons is maintained by performing routine assessment of lead.
· Operates imaging equipment related to imaging processing, image transmission, archiving, and computerized information system and assists in imaging procedures.
· Provides scrub, circulate, and monitor assistance to physician during catheterization/ electrophysiology procedures.
· Assists with patient care, setup, positioning of patient, patient transport, and room turnaround.
· Attends all required system and departmental education opportunities and participates in achievement of organizational and departmental goals.
· Maintains professional growth by ensuring the completion of continuing education requirements.
· Efficiently maintains inventory of equipment and supplies for catheterization/electrophysiology lab.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Technologist (RCIS).
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
· Graduate of an associate or baccalaureate program in health science required.
· 1-3 years related work experience preferred.
· Pediatric experience preferred.
· Knowledge and skill in invasive procedures protocols, equipment and instrumentation specific to cardiac invasive procedures preferred.
· Interpersonal skills necessary for effective communication with physicians, nursing personnel, clinicians, other support staff, patients, and families.
· Demonstrates the skill set to work independently.
· Ability to accommodate after hour call coverage.
CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire. PALS and ACLS certification required and/or must be obtained and maintained within 12 months of hire.