This position provides aid under direct supervision of a cardiologist in exposure, homeostasis, and other procedural technical functions that assist the cardiologist in performing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. May provide local infiltration or the topical application of a local anesthetic at the operation site. Participates in cardiac and peripheral vascular interventional techniques as appropriate.
1. Determines specific equipment needed per procedure. 2. Reviewing permit/consent confirm procedure and special needs. 3. Appropriately select and place X-rays for reference. 4. Assists in moving and positioning the patient. 5. Performs “Time-Out” in accordance with DHR policy. 6. Appropriately drapes the patient using sterile technique. 7. Assists in maintaining establishing and maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, using and applying of appropriate closure device. 8. Ability to utilize unipolar and bipolar electrocautery. 9. Maintains the integrity of sterile field. 10. Assist in resuscitation of patient during cardiac arrest or other life threatening events in the procedure room. 11. Assist with insertion of femoral arterial line and Swan Ganz lines. 12. Performing any other duties or procedures incident to the procedure deemed necessary and directed by the cardiologist.
- Graduate of an accredited school of radiology technology with an associate’s degree in radiology technology. Must have a current A.R.R.T and T.D.H. license if a graduate of a Radiology Program
- Or, a current Licensed Vocational Nurse having graduated from an accredited program with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification
- Or, surgical tech having graduated from an accredited program with current CST with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification.
- Or, Respiratory tech with a current RRT with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification.
- Or, must have successfully completed an accredited CVT program with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification.
- Must be credentialed in BLS with ACLS and PALS optional.
- Good written and verbal communication skills required.
- Ability to read, write and speak English required
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
- Prefer hospital experience
- Six (6) months continuous experience in cardiac catheterization lab preferred.
- Angiographic special procedure experience preferred.
- Must have vast anatomical knowledge.
- Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner.
- Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.
- Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
- Requires good communication and organizational skills.
- Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
- Requires working with frequent interruptions.
- Must project a professional image.
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