Reporting to the Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab/Special Procedures, the Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist is responsible for performing a wide variety of specialized invasive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that assist in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Performs specialized & routine diagnostic & interventional radiology procedures.
Assists qualified physicians in fluoroscopic & special x-ray examinations.
Records, stores, retrieves, & analyzes data obtained during procedures.
Monitors the patient to recognize changes in ECG rhythm & pressure, document & immediately communicates to the corresponding physician.
Assists w/ procedures, ensuring maximum compliance to principles of aseptic technique by self & members of the team.
Provides imaging during procedures.
Completes documentation, reports & data entry on computerized exams.
Maintains & evaluates equipment, performs quality control tests, troubleshoots & performs minor repairs as needed.
Sets-up, maintains & monitors IABP equipment.
Acts as preceptor or assist in the training of new staff as well as functions as the department resource person.
Complies w/ requirements for being on off-hour stand-by coverage for emergent cardiac catheterization in dedicated cath labs or cadiac catheterization & interventional radiology procedures.
Reports for call duty within defined time frames.
Functions independently & autonomously when on stand-by duty.
Demonstrates & applies knowledge in specialty area & takes responsibility to maintain necessary knowledge, skills & abilities.
Completes required continuous training & education, including department specific requirements.
Complies w/ established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood & other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, & other hazardous substances.
Demonstrates knowledge & skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to patients served within the unit.
Performs hemodynamic & dysrhythmia monitoring & documentation of procedures, which may include, but is not limited to the following: Right heart cath, Left heart cath, Coronary angiography, Graft angiography, Pulmonary angiography, Menthegine provocation study, IHSS studies, Temporary pacemakers, Permanent pacemaker implantation, Intra-aortic Balloon insertion, Aortic stenosis studies, Valvuloplasties, Patent Foreman Ovale Closures, Intravascular Ultrasounds, Rotablations.
Operates & troubleshoots hemodynamic computer systems including transducer balancing digital imaging transfer, storage, & retrieval systems in addition to dispensing patient CDs to appropriate Hospitals & Physicians.
Familiarity w/ the Crash Cart & the CVT/Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist role in CPR & defibrillation during a Code Blue situation.
Responsible for Quality Control on radiology imaging equipment.
Weekly Fluoroscopy checks & radiation protection for the medical staff & Physicians.
Responsible for monthly statistics & quarterly film badge rotation.
Assists the RN w/ admission process; continuously monitors & assists the physician & RNs during cardiac cath in dedicated cath labs or cardiac cath & interventional radiology procedures.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED.
Completion of sixteen (16) week training program in cardiopulmonary technology upon hire.
Must possess current BLS, ACLS, and California Fluoroscopy Permit.
Knowledge of contrast media (ionic vs. nonionic).
Knowledge of coronary artery anatomy and cardiac physiology in relation to invasive cardiac procedures.
Demonstrated competence with critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills.
For a combo lab, demonstrated proficiency and competency in performing Cardiac Cath, PCI and Interventional procedures, within six (6) months of hire.
Ability to perform all general diagnostic and routine fluoroscopic duties on patients of all ages as determined by employer.
Excellent verbal, written and non-verbal communication skills.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
TITLE: Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.