Department: Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varied

Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM - 8 PM, 16 shifts per month, OnCall

Salary Range: $79,788 - $119,682

Position Summary: 

  • The Register Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist is a health care professional working under the direction of an Invasive Cardiologist and Nurse Manager.
  • The utilization of specialized equipment assists in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures resulting in accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment of heart disease while maintaining maximum patient safety and comfort. 
  • The primary roles of a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist include setting up imaging equipment, patient monitoring, procedure documentation and equipment circulator. 
  • They are a scrub assistant who works in an environment with the application of ionizing radiation for Cardiac, Electrophysiology, and other Vascular procedures.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Include the Following:

  • Adhere to WPH Performance Standards, Policies, and Behaviors.
  • Assist Invasive cardiologists with diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Prepare patients for cardiac/EP/peripheral procedures and provide intra-procedural and pre/post-procedural care.
  • Set up procedure rooms for Cardiac, Electrophysiological, and Peripheral procedures.
  • Obtain necessary equipment as per physician's preference.
  • Assist Cardiologists in analytical calculations and interpretive measurements for diagnostic values.
  • Utilize cost-effective patient care standards and guidelines.
  • Interpret electrocardiogram and hemodynamic pressure tracings.
  • Provide assistance and coverage to Cath Lab patients, including sheath removal and troubleshooting of IABP.
  • Assist with electrophysiology procedures and device implants.
  • Act as a preceptor for registered cardiovascular invasive specialist new hires and clinical internship students.
  • Review and abstract patient information before, during, and after procedures.
  • Record all procedural data in the departmental log accurately.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in various catheter-based imaging modalities.
  • Manage inventory, order supplies, and maintain par levels.
  • Properly store and discard supplies according to infection control guidelines.
  • Maintain surgical instruments and transported used equipment to Central Sterile Processing Department.
  • Perform quality control activities on designated equipment.
  • Inspect and report equipment malfunctions to the manager promptly.
  • Assist with billing processes, policy preparation, and revise procedures.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor of Science Degree preferred
  • Successful completion of scrub technician training program or hospital-based training program
  • One-year scrub technician or cardiac technician experience preferred
  • RCIS Certification required within 12 months of hire into position
  • BLS, ACLS required
  • Demonstrates excellent clinical judgment and ability to apply new concepts and skills in invasive cardiology
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own professional development

Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork & Adaptability
  • Acts as a Professional Role Model
  • Excellent Communication Skills (both verbal and written)
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude in verbal and non-verbal communication and courteously communicates with patients and co-worker.
  • Promotes a positive image of White Plains Hospital.
  • Adheres to and demonstrates an awareness of hospital policies and procedures. 
  • Rules and regulations, including but not limited to absenteeism, cellular telephone usage, dress code and all other performance standards & behaviors  
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