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CARDIOVASCULAR INV SPEC II/III
Job Title: CARDIOVASCULAR INV SPEC II/III
Job Code: 4014
Job Level: F2
Revised Date: 11/01/2015
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist will utilize professional cardiovascular theory, technology and processes to implement direct patient care on adult patients that require diagnostic or therapeutic procedures within the cardiovascular service. The Specialist will demonstrate competence in administering these procedures including, but not limited to PTCA, stent placement, IABP placement and EP procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Level II Plan, provide and document care of cardiovascular invasive labs patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. Uses professional clinical judgment in assisting the physician to plan the care for the patient based on the assessment of the patient's diagnosis, needs and response to care.
Operate, monitors, records, evaluates, and maintains patient information. Works in an organized and timely fashion by prioritizing tasks to ensure efficient and efficacious patient care. Meets challenges of case volumes and patient care issues to ensure optimal care and outcomes. Ensures quality and accuracy of reported laboratory data. Reports variances to physician and ensures that variances have been addressed. Ensures all recorded data is accurate and makes corrections as needed.
Equipment Operation: Operates, inspects, troubleshoots and performs routine maintenance for variety of invasive lab equipment. Effectively operates all devices utilized in procedures. Initiates maintenance or service request for equipment that is damaged or malfunctioning.
Daily Room Preparations: Performs daily room QCs and notifies appropriate people of variances. Prepares procedure room and equipment for daily use and each procedure. Ensures enough stock on hand to accommodate routine daily case volumes. Conducts in-room inventory and supply management. Is aware of and stores all patient care products according to JCAHO regulations.
Data Collection: Documents, retrieves and verify data necessary for patient records.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Support the development of other staff and formal learners.
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities activities.
Adhere to standards including but not limited to unit and health system policies and procedures, regulatory standards, and patient safety goals.
Resource for others in use of advanced skills and collaborates with team to individualize the plan of care.
Demonstrates mastery of complex and varied procedures within the invasive procedural areas: - For Invasive Lab Focus: Completes 10 skills on CVIS II Invasive Skills List; (Appendix F of Clinical Ladder Document)
- For EP Focus: Completes 8 skills on CVIS II EP Focus Skills List; (Appendix G of Clinical Ladder Document)
Supports initiatives that support the learning needs of others
Participate or leads a project in process improvement initiatives Effectively mentors others or leads initiatives to enhance customer service:
Co-leads departmental/unit committees:
Supports learning needs of others
Actively participates in at least one Leadership or Quality Committee within the invasive areas
Expert resource for performing and teaching others in any of the following innovative modalities: EP mapping systems, Percutaneous Valves, Ventricular Assist Devices (future technology considerations can be added that require significant training and proficiency to master and represent programs unique to DUHS)
Demonstrates mastery of complex and varied procedures within the invasive procedural areas:
- For Invasive Lab Focus: Completes 4 skills on CVIS III Invasive Skills List; (Appendix F of Clinical Ladder Document) - For EP Focus: Completes 2 skills on CVIS III EP Focus Skills List; (Appendix G of Clinical Ladder Document)
Mentors others in complex and varied procedures within the invasive procedural areas
Required Qualifications at this Level
A graduate of a diploma, associate, or baccalaureate academic program in health science (including, but not limited to, cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, or nursing)
Level II: Two (2) years or more experience as Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Level III: Three (3) years or more experience as Cardiovascular Specialist
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
RCIS, RCES, or IBHRE certification required
Basic Life Support Certification required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification required within 6 months of hire
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must demonstrate skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, techniques of professional cardiovascular technology to implement patient care. Must have skill in identifying problems and aberrations in patient process including the ability to recommend appropriate solutions. Should have knowledge of medical and cardiovascular equipment, technology including awareness of safety hazards, in order to establish and maintain a safe work environment. Demonstrate the ability to perform, instruct, and troubleshoot technical skills. Ability to communicate in oral and electronic formats with team members, patients and physicians and the public. Exhibit knowledge of and leadership in clinical practice, staff development and departmental support roles. Maintains certification (outlined below) and ongoing continuing education requirements. Knowledge of standards for provision of emergency care and EKG recognition.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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