The Lead Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) functions independently as a member of the Heart & Vascular Center patient care team that includes registered nurses, cardiovascular technologists, nurse practitioners, cardiology fellows and faculty physicians. In addition to performing the most complex cardiovascular procedures, this position acts as the principal CVT overseeing the technical operations required for the performance of routine and advanced cardiovascular procedures. This individual is responsible for coordinating work assignments including on call schedule; reviews and updates procedure manuals and protocols; assists in staff education, maintaining competencies and training; performs proficiency testing; ensures daily quality controls and testing for all equipment; provides input to Invasive Cardiology Supervisors and Manager regarding hiring and annual performance appraisals for CVT staff; and assists in coordination of research and quality improvement projects in the department. The Lead CVT develops and implements systems to assure the smooth and efficient flow of patients for procedures in the Cardiovascular (CV) Laboratory. Duties for this Lead CVT position include, but are not limited to, all the CVT duties, hemodynamic monitoring, circulating and scrubbing roles during Invasive Cardiovascular procedures scheduled in our Cardiac Cath Lab and Hybrid OR. This position also includes patient teaching, assisting with pre and post patient assessment and patient care within scope of practice. This individual can demonstrate clinical and technical expertise in working with cardiovascular patients during invasive diagnostic and interventional angiographic procedures.
This position requires the individual to be flexible in their work schedule. This individual is considered an expert level CVT, has ACLS, PALS, BLS and RCIS certification. The ability to direct others and to organize a varied workload is required. This incumbent demonstrates competency in assisting with Cardiovascular procedures from newborn thru geriatric patient population. This position reports directly to the Cardiovascular Services Manager. This individual’s annual performance is jointly evaluated with input from the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Labs and Invasive Cardiology Supervisors.
Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
Expert technical skills and in-depth clinical knowledge of Cardiovascular Lab procedures.
Associates Degree in Cardiovascular Technology, Respiratory, Health Care Administration, Radiology or related area.
Five (5) years of recent Cardiovascular Technologist work experience in a Cardiovascular Cath Lab.
Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meets objectives and deadlines.
Effective oral and written professional communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors at all times.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy.
Ability to use initiative and independent judgment.
Ability to educate, direct and lead others responsibly and effectively.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, healthcare professionals and external vendors.
Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area.
Capable of demonstrating flexibility with demands of external/internal customers placed on operating functions of the department.
Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
Basic computer skills required.
Capable of wearing lead aprons for extended periods of time.
Physical ability to lift and position patients and assist with patient transfers utilizing beds or stretchers.
Ten (10) years or more years of progressive responsibility experience in the Cardiovascular Cath Lab.
American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT).
Must be able to work overtime, nights and weekends.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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