Position: Cardiovascular Specialist (Vascular Technologist)
Location: Interventional Radiology/Neuro
Hours:10 hour shifts 4 days a week with call rotation
The essential duties and responsibilities of a Cardiovascular Specialist include:
-Maintaining an environment of safety for patients, self and others
-Documenting history and physical assessments for patients undergoing procedures within the cath lab
-Explaining procedures and treatments to patients
-Preparing patients for procedures by positioning and using appropriate equipment
-Operating diagnostic imaging equipment to produce contrast enhanced radiographs of the heart and cardiovascular systems (angiocardiograms)
-Operating multichannel physiologic monitors to measure and record functions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems of patients during cardiac catherization
-Observing patients, recording significant conditions and reactions and communicating with physicians regarding the patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and other significant incidents
-Assisting physicians in diagnostic and interventional procedures
-Providing technical assistance as needed
-Complying with departmental, hospital and regulatory policies and procedures
-Accepting responsibility for personal growth and development and professional accountability
Other duties may be assigned.
It is required that the candidate have an Associate's Degree or an equivalent from a two-year college or technical school or be able to complete an approved Cardiovascular Technology Program within 12 months of hire. It is also required that the candidate have an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification, be a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), a Registered Therapist OR be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Furthermore, the candidate must have at least three (3) years of relevant healthcare and/or clinical experience.
It is preferred that the candidate have experience in invasive heart and/or vascular procedures and be a certified as an American Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) by the NC Respiratory Care Board.
Primary Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Department: REXH-22050-Vasc Interventional Radiology