Cardiovascular Technologist 1
Job ID: R0034632 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
There is a $7,500 sign-on bonus for a three-year commitment. Relocation assistance may be available.

Responsible for performing specialized technologist roles within the invasive cardiovascular procedure setting. Operates specific high technology equipment and utilizes products under the direction of a qualified physician to assist with procedures performed on patients that lead to the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired heart and peripheral vascular disease.

Assists physician operator and invasive team before, during and after invasive procedures.
  • Sterile instruments, catheters, devices and supplies are set up correctly for each procedure.
  • Digital image acquisition, image transfer and image reproduction are consistently monitored.
  • Digital imaging network is supported, including troubleshooting.
  • Proper radiation and equipment safety standards are consistently met.
  • Assistance to the physician with active anticipation of the physicians needs during the procedure is provided on a disciplined, consistent basis.
  • Maintenance of good sterile technique is always practiced.
  • The specific function and requirements for the proper use of all diagnostic and interventional equipment are understood and demonstrated in practice.
  • Proper functioning of all advanced lab ancillary equipment and any novel invasive-based equipment is appropriately maintained.
  • Maintains presence throughout the entire procedure in coordination with other team members.
  • Physician needs are anticipated to the extent that physicians rarely have to ask for anything.
  • Collaboration with team members is provided to efficiently turn over procedure rooms and enhance overall patient throughput is required.

Provides appropriate care to patients consistent with level of training.
  • Assistance with basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques is provided as needed.
  • Patients are prepared for procedures and patient data is monitored and recorded throughout the procedure.
  • Incidental events are recorded throughout the procedure for analysis, including blood samples, cardiac output, etc.
  • Post-procedure instructions are reinforced and patients' questions are answered appropriately.
  • Arterial and venous hemostasis is performed as required.
  • Support for ongoing lab operations and professional development is performed where appropriate via cross-training.
  • Assists nurses with management of critical care and other complex patients.

Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
  • Positive, professional demeanor is projected through verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Information for patients and staff is delivered in a manner that is supportive, timely and understandable.
  • Interpersonal conflicts are resolved using appropriate methods and organizational resources, including, but not limited to, Employee Relations Services and Faculty Employee Assistance Program.
  • Diverse perspectives are acknowledged; language and behaviors are modeled that build inclusiveness in the work environment.
  • Ideas and suggestions are clearly communicated.
  • Clarification of communication is requested when appropriate.

Serves, manages and supports internal and external customers.
  • Privacy is maintained at all times for patient and employee information.
  • Actions are initiated to meet or exceed customers'/co-workers' expectations in delivering service by implementing the I Make the Difference philosophy (Ownership begins with me; Greet customers by making eye contact and smiling; Provide positive, professional and prompt responses, e.g. helping visitors find their way; Close every interaction with "Is there anything else I can do for you?").
  • Appropriate resources throughout the organization are used consistently to meet customer needs.
  • Relationships with staff in other work areas are fostered to meet internal and external customer needs.
  • Positive working relationships with peers, management and customers are maintained at all times.
  • Organizational Mission and Values of Accountability, Stewardship, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect and Excellence are evident in behaviors.

Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Participation in performance improvement activities and initiatives is ongoing.
  • Initiative is demonstrated to proactively diagnose and resolve problems.
  • Change is met with positive, supportive behavior.

Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities.
  • Time off is scheduled to avoid disrupting workflow.
  • Help is offered to others to solve problems and complete tasks to facilitate communication and positive team dynamics.
  • Productive work habits are consistently displayed.
  • Accountability for actions and decisions is demonstrated in daily work.
  • Feedback is solicited and accepted in a positive manner.
  • Constructive input is offered to support the work unit.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $27.84 - $44.54 Hourly

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited formal medical education program such as CVT, EMT, Paramedic, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Exercise Science or similar field or associate's degree in a health sciences-related field.
  • Experience: No experience required. Clinical patient care experience strongly preferred.
  • Licensure: Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) preferred. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support certification required

Job requires standing/sitting for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/traveling (distance: 50 feet) and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull >100 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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