Registered Cardio Vascular Invasive Specialist

Job Summary

The Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) assists the physician during diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and other peripheral vascular procedures including Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) procedures and Interventional Radiological (IR) procedures. The role of the RCIS is to either assist the physician directly in the sterile procedure by preparing the sterile field and working directly with the physician to complete the procedure or to monitor the patient’s vital signs, record cardiac pressures and document the procedure narrative including what procedure(s) were performed, what equipment and medications were used. Other duties may include preparing the procedure room and equipment, educating the patient about the procedure, monitoring the patient pre, intra, and post procedure, and administering routine and or emergency patient care during procedures.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Assists physician as a monitor tech during any procedure performed in the Cath Lab by interpreting basic and advanced dysrhythmia and EKG’s and operating physiologic recorder and interpreting normal and abnormal pressures and waveforms. Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) required. ARRT and Texas RT® with Cath Lab experience accepted in lieu of RCIS.
  • Assists physician as a scrub tech during any procedure performed in the Cath Lab anticipating the needs of the physician and keeping the circulator informed of any need throughout the procedure. Operates imaging equipment under the direction of the physician.
  • Assists physician as a circulator during any procedures performed in the Cath Lab by monitoring patient status during a procedure, handing supplies to the scrub tech, and operating imaging equipment under the direction of the physician.
  • Performs pre/post-procedure care and monitoring. Educates patients for the procedure(s). Answers any related questions within their Scope of Practice to reassure the patient.
  • Monitors patient's ECG, pressures, and records other procedural documentation. Manages and maintains images that may include stenosis analysis, formatting, and processing radiological imaging on both cardiac and peripheral cases.
  • Prepares and maintains sterile fields for Cath Lab procedures. Orders and maintains an inventory of procedural room supplies. Ensures procedure rooms are adequately stocked and supplies have not expired. Coordinates and/or audits resources during yearly inventories.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply complex invasive cardiac and vascular principles, instrumentation, and techniques.
  • Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of Cath Lab equipment, including performing quality checks and troubleshooting issues.

Regulatory Requirements

  • 5 years previous experience in a Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree, science emphasis or commensurate healthcare experience
  • Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac
  • Life Support certification (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • RCIS certified within six months of date of hire
  • ARRT and TX RT(R) required in lieu of RCIS

Why Crescent Regional?

At Crescent Regional Hospital, our goal is, and always has been, to cultivate a community of doctors, Nursing, and administrators to breathe new life into a previously dying hospital as to provide a continuum of care for the communities of Lancaster, DeSoto, and all surrounding areas. Unwavering in our vision and determined to not just be a choice in healthcare, but the choice in healthcare we need to hire the best from the community as to give the best care for the community.

Being of relative size to the communities we serve, both in staff and structure, allows us the ability to collaborate with and learn from one another as a means to provide treatment which is extensive, thorough, and specific to each patient. And because our internal culture is one of recognizing individual strengths and accomplishments, everyone gets their deserved moment to shine. As members of the Crescent Regional Family, we build one another up because we understand when we strive, our patients and community thrive which perpetuates us all into excellence.

We thank you for your interest in seeking employment with Crescent Regional Hospital and look forward to working with you when you become part of the Crescent Regional Family!

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