- The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CIS) provides direct patient care to the Cath Lab Patients. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the performance of duties and phases of Cath Lab procedures.
- Demonstrates knowledge of all phases of cardiac cath lab procedures to include hemodynamic monitoring and electrocardiograph recognition.
- Demonstrates skills, knowledge, and ability to perform as first scrub assistant for all adult diagnostic and interventional cases including PTCA, Stents, IVUS, Angiojet, cutting balloon, IABP, Rotoblater, and permanent Pacemaker insertion or Defibrillator insertion.
- Fluoroscopic equipment manipulation.
- Demonstrates skills, knowledge and ability to perform as first scrub assistant for all diagnostic and therapeutic EP studies. Understands and is able to utilize all equipment specific to EP studies.
- Demonstrates knowledge of various radiographic injection techniques.
- Manipulates hemodynamic recording/procedural record equipment, demonstrates knowledge of ACT and oximeter devices.
- Demonstrates knowledge of ACT and oximeter devices.
- Knows cardiac anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
- Works in a multifunctional team environment and demonstrate ability to set priorities.
- Displays knowledge and skills for sheath removal and achievement of hemostasis (manual and device).
- High School diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a formalized ARRT, RCIS or allied health program or one year practical experience in the health field. Must be RCIS credentialed within 18 months of hire.
- Must have at least two years of experience working in an interventional cardiac cath lab. Must be proficient at patient monitoring, procedure documentation and operation of imaging equipment. Experience with non-cardiac, peripheral vascular angiography and intervention is preferred.
- BLS certification required.
- ACLS Certification required.
- IABP experience within 6 months of hire.
- Must be RCIS credentialed within 18 months of hire.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee must be able to wear lead aprons during the cath lab procedures. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
- Physical working environment may include but not be limited to any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, bio-waste, explosive, radiation, stress, back strain, body fluids, etc.. Variations in temperature, noise, odors, multi-stimuli, etc.
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