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Heart Cath Lab (RN, Rad Tech) - CV Invasive Specialist I - PRN

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:The CV Invasive Specialist performs duties necessary for cardiac catheterization procedures at a technical and professional level requiring some proctoring and supervision of technical detail. The Specialist performs a variety of technical procedures that require some independent judgment. The CV Invasive Specialist assumes responsibility and initiative for designated areas and procedures as required.Scope

  • Follows Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) Scope of Practice or for Electrophysiology the NASPE Standards of Professional Practice for the Allied Professional in Pacing and Electrophysiology.
  • An RN will be present to supervise the care of patients during moderate sedation.
  • RCIS or RCES is required to pass medications.

    Job Essentials
    • Participates in procedure room preparation and post procedure turn around.
    • Develops specific knowledge with regard to invasive, diagnostic, and interventional supplies, appropriate indications and applications, and proper use and deployment techniques.
    • Makes hemodynamic recordings, calculations, and interpretations.
    • Provides emotional support for patients and their family members.
    • Assists in inventory control.
    • Fosters teamwork and cohesiveness with team members and physicians.
    • Provides patient education and ensures patient comfort.
    • Assesses the condition of the patient, documents it, and informs the physician of deviations from normal criteria throughout the procedure.
    • Develops knowledge specific to cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, pharmacology, anatomic anomalies, and treatment options.
    • Understands and applies principles of x-ray generation and safety. Understands and demonstrates the correct operation of imaging equipment.
    • Provides procedural assistance as a circulating tech, scrub tech, or monitoring tech, according to cath lab policies and procedures and Scope of Practice documents.
    • May mix and administer some medications under the direction and supervision of the physician.
    • Performs point of care testing and QA.
    • At the end of the procedure, may apply closure device, suture the sheath in place, or remove the sheath and apply pressure to obtain hemostasis.
    • Provides for the thorough and accurate documentation of each procedure and associated events.
    • Develops skills in operating, calibrating, and troubleshooting equipment in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
    • Accountabilities:
    • Scrub, circulate, and monitor in diagnostic, interventional, and CRM procedures.
    • Complete procedure data entry; acquire and process imaging studies, hemodynamic assessment and calculations.
    • Complete intra-procedure CathPCI registry requirements and prepare procedural reports.Shift Details: PRN, Required one shift per week (s hifts are 7:30 am-4:00 pm, Monday- Friday. and be On Call one weekend per month 24 hours each day and 6 other days(16:00 to 07:30) for a total of 8 total nights. Training will be PT to FT hours and then would work up to 2 days per week, if shifts are open. Being On Call would be up to 8 days per month or more, if desired and available.*Must be able to take call and be able to arrive at the hospital within 30 minutes.

      Minimum Qualifications
      • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
      • ACLS or PALS certification.
      • Bachelor's degree in health science with six months of health care experience (e.g., Cath Lab, EP, EMT, Paramedic, CNA, Surgical tech)
      • - or -
      • Graduate of a Radiologic Technology, Cardiovascular Technology, Respiratory Therapy, or Nursing program
      • - or -
      • graduate of a diploma or associate program in health science with one year of health care experience (e.g., Cath Lab, EP, EMT, Paramedic, CNA, Surgical tech)
      • - or -
      • graduate of a non-programmatically accredited program in invasive cardiovascular technology which has a minimum of one year of specialty training and includes a minimum of 800 clinical hours. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
      • Intermediate computer skills.
      • Current license, where applicable.
      • Registered Respiratory Therapist program,
      • 2 years of CV Invasive Training experience.
      • RN degreePreferred Qualifications
        • N urse with ICU or ER training
        • Rad Tech experienced in the Cath Lab and IR proceduresPhysical Requirements:Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.

          Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.

          Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.

          Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.

          Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).

          May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.Location:Logan Regional HospitalWork City:LoganWork State:UtahScheduled Weekly Hours:0

Keywords: Intermountain Healthcare, Logan , Heart Cath Lab (RN, Rad Tech) - CV Invasive Specialist I - PRN, Healthcare , Logan, Utah

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