The Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) provides technical services and support duties in the areas of invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular and peripheral-vascular procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Lab for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients.
The CVT, as a part of the patient care team, is responsible for the following:
Case monitoring and documentation (hemodynamics, stages of procedure)
Performing in the scrub position and assisting the physician during procedures
Logging supplies into the patient record
Assisting with patient care under the guidance of the RN
Oversight and trouble shooting of clinical equipment during procedures
Set up and management of case
Additionally, the CVT performs patient care duties associated with invasive procedures while maintaining maximum patient safety and comfort on all cases. This position functions in a highly specialized and unique area and must be available to participate in a varying work schedule, as part of the on-call rotation, on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
Education/ Knowledge, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration Education:
A.A. degree preferred in physical sciences or healthcare-related sciences, or A.S. degree from an accredited school of Cardiovascular Technology with emphasis on invasive cardiac and vascular technology, or current minimum of one-year clinical experience in a cardiac cath lab that provided on-the-job training
A.A. degree from an accredited school of Radiology Technology with a current California license and fluoroscopy permit is preferred.
Candidate is required to be a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International or registry-eligible within 18 months of hire.
Knowledge in cardiac anatomy and physiology
Knowledge of invasive cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures is preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge in recognition and interpretation of ECG's, cardiac pathophysiology, cardiac hemodynamics, and radiographic principles/procedures is required, with the ability to demonstrate resourcefulness in problem-solving. Knowledge of principles of radiation safety is required
Recent clinical experience/background in the areas of hemodynamic monitoring, ECG interpretation, scrubbing invasive cardiac procedures in an invasive Cath Lab is preferred.
Experience in an invasive Vascular Lab without Cath Lab experience will be
Access to Protected Health Information (PHI)/ Physical Requirements/ Special Working Conditions:
This position requires this patient health information in order to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.
Personal Protective Equipment: None
This position requires manual dexterity, repetitive motion to include computer keyboard and varied medical equipment, accurate eye-hand coordination, frequent standing, frequent walking, frequent bending, frequent reaching, frequent stooping, and frequent lifting.
Ability to safely move and transport patients and related medical equipment and devices individually and as part of a team.
Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the department specific function of this position.
The position also requires the wearing of lead aprons, which may weigh between 11-18 lbs., during procedures for prolonged periods of time for radiation safety.