The Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) provides technical services and support duties in the areas of invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular and peripheral-vascular procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Lab for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients.
The CVT, as a part of the patient care team, is responsible for the following:
• Case monitoring and documentation (hemodynamics, stages of procedure)
• Performing in the scrub position and assisting the physician during procedures
• Logging supplies into the patient record
• Assisting with patient care under the guidance of the RN
• Oversight and trouble shooting of clinical equipment during procedures
• Set up and management of case
Additionally, the CVT performs patient care duties associated with invasive procedures while maintaining maximum patient safety and comfort on all cases. This position functions in a highly specialized and unique area and must be available to participate in a varying work schedule, as part of the on-call rotation, on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
**Education/ Knowledge, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration Education:**
• A.A. degree preferred in physical sciences or healthcare-related sciences, or A.S. degree from an accredited school of Cardiovascular Technology with emphasis on invasive cardiac and vascular technology, or current minimum of one-year clinical experience in a cardiac cath lab that provided on-the-job training
• A.A. degree from an accredited school of Radiology Technology with a current California license and fluoroscopy permit is preferred.
• Candidate is required to be a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International or registry-eligible within 18 months of hire.
• Knowledge in cardiac anatomy and physiology
• Knowledge of invasive cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures is preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge in recognition and interpretation of ECG’s, cardiac pathophysiology, cardiac hemodynamics, and radiographic principles/procedures is required, with the ability to demonstrate resourcefulness in problem-solving. Knowledge of principles of radiation safety is required
• Recent clinical experience/background in the areas of hemodynamic monitoring, ECG interpretation, scrubbing invasive cardiac procedures in an invasive Cath Lab is preferred.
• Experience in an invasive Vascular Lab without Cath Lab experience will be
• Experience with pediatric and adolescent patients is preferred.
Access to Protected Health Information (PHI)/ Physical Requirements/ Special Working Conditions:
This position requires this patient health information in order to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.
Personal Protective Equipment: None
• This position requires manual dexterity, repetitive motion to include computer keyboard and varied medical equipment, accurate eye-hand coordination, frequent standing, frequent walking, frequent bending, frequent reaching, frequent stooping, and frequent lifting.
• Ability to safely move and transport patients and related medical equipment and devices individually and as part of a team.
• Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the department specific function of this position.
• The position also requires the wearing of lead aprons, which may weigh between 11-18 lbs., during procedures for prolonged periods of time for radiation safety.
**Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
**Organization:** Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
**Employee Status:** Regular
**Employee Referral Bonus:** No
**Position Status:** Non-Exempt
**Job Shift:** Day/Evening
**Shift Hours:** 12 Hour Shift
**Days of the Week Scheduled:** Varied Days
**Weekend Requirements:** Rotating
**Schedule:** Full Time
**Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** 72
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.
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