Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist

  • The Arora Group
  • Naval Medical Center, Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Sep 15, 2020
Full-time   Healthcare (general)

Job Description

Currently recruiting a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist in San Diego, California, to provide care to active duty American heroes, military retirees, and their families, at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Services shall be provided full-time, Sun - Sat between the hours of 0700 to 1530 for an 8.5 hour shift to include an uncompensated 0.5 hour meal break. Compressed work schedules may be approved, however the technologist will not work more than 80 hours bi-weekly. The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist shall provide on-call services (rotation) after hours.  On-call services shall be provided Friday through Sunday starting at 1530 and ending at 0700. The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist shall respond to all calls from the Medical Center on the provided cell phone within 10 minutes.  Assignment of on-call services will be according to the on-call roster. Historically, the Technologist that is on-call will be called back to the facility 1 time per week. If called back, the Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist shall report to the hospital 30 minutes and be prepared to provide patient care for an average of 3 to 4 hours.  Services may be required on Federal holidays. The Cardiovascular Technologist will receive 26 days of paid vacation, 10 federal holidays, and full benefits including company-paid health insurance and voluntary dental, vision, retirement, and other plans.

DUTIES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST INCLUDE:

  • Assist physicians with cardiac catheterization, in which a small tube, or catheter, is transmitted through a patient's blood vessel from an an area in the patient's peripheral vasculature to the heart.
  • Assists physicians in angioplasty
  • Assists physicians with performing transeptal procedures.
  • Assists physicians with performing intravascular/intracardiac ultrasonography.
  • Assists physicians with invasive Electrophysiology and surgical procedures including diagnostic studies, ablation, and cardiac device implantation in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias.
  • Assists physicians with insertion of Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter and initiation/ discontinuation of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Therapy. 
  • Obtains intravenous access via small peripheral vessels as needed for administration of medication.
  • Prepares patients for cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology studies, cardiac device implantation, and angioplasty by shaving, cleaning, and aseptically draping the area of access.
  • During the procedure, monitors patient's temperature, blood pressure, heart rate/rhythm, oxygen saturation, pain level, and level of consciousness. Notifies the physician if physiologic condition deviates from normal/ baseline values. Understand the pharmacologic and physiologic interactions and be able to respond to correct unstable situations.
  • Operate multi-channel physiologic monitors as part of cardiac catheterization team, to measure and record functions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems of patient during cardiac catheterization.
  • Understands and able to operate bi-plane and single plane fluoroscopic equipment. Participates in maintenance of this equipment.
  • Assists the physician with establishing hemostasis after the removal of indwelling sheaths.
  • Transports patients to and from the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory before and after procedures. 
  • Administer Basic / Advanced Cardiac Life Support treatment modalities per Command/unit­ based instructions to adults and children.
  • Performs limited administrative duties that include maintaining statistical records of clinical workload, participating in education programs, and participating in clinical staff Performance Improvement functions.
  • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, and Clinical Information System (CIS).

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST:Possess and maintain a certification in a Cardiovascular

  • Possess and maintain current registration as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) as determined by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
  • Possess and maintain certification in Advanced Life Support (ALS). 
  • Possess a minimum of 2 years full time clinical experience as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist within the preceding 3 years in a clinical setting of comparable size and complexity. 
  • Possess clinical expertise in performing a wide variety of invasive cardiovascular procedures to include: Diagnostic right and left heart cardiac catheterization; Interventional cardiac catheterization; Electrophysiology studies, catheter ablation, and cardiac device implantation; Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump insertion and therapy; Transeptal procedures; and Intravascular/Intracardiac ultrasound.
  • Must be U.S. citizen (for access to Gov't computer systems)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Competitive starting salary, plus on-call and call-back rates
  • 26 days paid vacation per year and sick leave
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • Health & Welfare benefit 
  • Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:

The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability