The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, under general supervision, assists Physicians during catheterization / electrophysiology lab procedures. Prepares room and equipment, instructs patients, monitors patient's condition and provides routine and emergency patient care during procedures. Contributes to the orientation and training of other personnel. Assist in daily, monthly, and or quarterly quality control initiative through auditing and reporting.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assists Physicians with arteriograms/catheterizations, permanent pacemaker implantations, implantable cardiac defibrillators, diagnostic and interventional, peripheral and coronary, interventional and thrombolytic therapy. Follows national and state radiation protection regulations for patients, self and staff. Provides emergency procedures (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), defibrillation, etc.) as needed.
Performs pre and post-procedure care and monitoring. Orients patients for catheterization or electrophysiology procedures. Answers related questions to make patient comfortable.
Monitors patient?s ECG, pressures, temperature and impendences while in Electrophysiology Lab; notifies physician of variances. Assists in running RF/Cryo ablation systems, 3D mapping, and records other procedural documentation. Manages and maintains images that may include stenosis analysis, formatting and processing on both cardiac and peripheral cases.
Assists in procedure rooms and collects registry and quality data on appropriate forms. Gathers catheterize-tion data and prepares procedure reports.
Prepares and maintains sterile fields for Lab procedures. Orders and maintains inventory of procedure room supplies. Ensures procedure rooms are adequately stocked and equipment has not expired. Coordinates and/or audits resources during yearly inventories.
Performs routine calibration and maintenance of complex equipment; notifies appropriate personnel for repairs.
Assist in the orientation and training of new staff and students or extra duties as determined by supervisor/manager. Oversees some level of quality control monitoring, such as NPSG auditing, turnaround times, performance improvement initiatives. (Daily, monthly and/or quarterly).
Participates in shared governance, department, hospital, or professional organizations and committees. This can also include LEAN initiatives, NOBLE, 5S projects, inter-departmental committee, or any professional organization participation, QC assurance with leaders, etc. Oversees the committee as requested.
Transports patients to and from procedural area. Demonstrates good customer service skills.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Education and/or Experience requirements (must meet one of the following):
Associates degree in a related field of, or
Completion of US military training program and experience equivalent to an Associate?s equivalent or 2 years of related cardiovascular lab experience, or
2 years of related cardiovascular lab experience.
Must be available for ?On Call? response requirements per facility/department policy.
Knowledge and ability to apply complex invasive cardiac and vascular principles, instrumentation and techniques.
Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
BENEFITS Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
ACLS (ACLS): ACLS and BLS obtained within 30 days of hire/transfer.
ARRT-R Radiography (ARRT-R), Cert Cardiac Device Spec (CCDS), Cert EP Specialist (CEPS), Medical Radiologic Tech (MRT), Reg Cardio Electrophysiology (RCES), Reg Cardiovascular Invasive Sp (RCIS): Must meet one of the following:
American Registry of Radiologic Tech(ARRT-R) and MRT
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!