RN - Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist - Cardiac Cath Lab, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Full Time

Health First Cocoa Beach , FL 32932

Posted 2 months ago

The Cardiovascular Invasive Spec is responsible and accountable for providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship. By providing invasive cardiovascular, peripheral, permanent pacemaker/ICD, and electrophysiology studies in a timely, safe and efficient manner. The Invasive Specialist needs to be proficient in all aspects of angiography, sterile preparation, assessment, documentation, and monitoring consistent with the policies and procedures of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and hospital administration, with responsibility to adhere to all the rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Facilitate implementation of physician's orders accurately, promptly, and courteously.

  • Assists the physician and anticipates equipment needs. Recognizes potential emergency/life threatening situations and implements preventative measures as directed by the physician.

  • Demonstrates technical and manual dexterity during procedures while establishing priorities for each task to be performed under a physician's direction.

  • Recognizes and communicates the electrocardiographic/hemodynamic changes to the physician and appropriate staff members throughout the procedure.

  • Files all patient data and films in accordance with the established department system on a daily basis as observed by the Manager.

  • Documents accurate and pertinent data concerning the patient's condition during procedure and reports data to the appropriate person.

  • Records temporary playback of procedure for initial, immediate review by physician.

  • Demonstrates ability to operate, problem-solve and improvise common equipment malfunctions.

  • Demonstrates ability to learn and practice new techniques and equipment utilization by attending training sessions and familiarizing self with new procedure revisions as they occur.

  • Demonstrates and practices proper protection measures to insure radiation safety to self, fellow employees, visitors and physicians. Demonstrates and practices proper protection measures to minimize risk of exposure to possible hazardous materials.

  • Ability to perform all aspects of monitoring, recording, scrubbing, and holding Room responsibilities with exceptional level of professionalism and expertise. Ability to perform all aspects of circulating, with the exception of Conscious Sedation/Narcotic drug therapy as ordered by physician.

Qualifications:

RN:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  • Current Florida RN licensure or endorsement permit

  • Current RCIS Certification/Critical Care experience preferred

  • Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider completion card prior to start date and maintain

  • Must hold current AHA ACLS Healthcare Provider completion card prior to start date and maintain

Technologist:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate of accredited program in Cardiopulmonary Technology/Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist or Respiratory Therapy/Radiological Technology/EMS-P with at least two years of experience.

  • Current RCIS certification preferred.

  • Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.

  • Must hold current AHA ACLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.

  • Previous Interventional Cardiology experience preferred.

  • Previous Electrophysiology experience preferred.

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