Kaiser Permanente Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist-South Sacramento in Sacramento, California

Reporting to the Manager, Cardiac Cath Lab/Special Procedures, the Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist is responsible for performing a wide variety of specialized invasive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that assist in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Essential Functions: - Performs specialized & routine diagnostic & interventional radiology procedures. - Assists qualified physicians in fluoroscopic & special x-ray examinations. - Records, stores, retrieves, & analyzes data obtained during procedures. - Monitors the patient to recognize changes in ECG rhythm & pressure, document & immediately communicates to the corresponding physician. - Assists w/ procedures, ensuring maximum compliance to principles of aseptic technique by self & members of the team. - Provides imaging during procedures. - Completes documentation, reports & data entry on computerized exams. - Maintains & evaluates equipment, performs quality control tests, troubleshoots & performs minor repairs as needed. - Sets-up, maintains & monitors IABP equipment. - Acts as preceptor or assist in the training of new staff as well as functions as the department resource person. - Identifies continuous quality improvement issues & assist w/ quality assurance program. - Complies w/ requirements for being on off-hour stand-by coverage for emergent cardiac catheterization in dedicated cath labs or cadiac catheterization & interventional radiology procedures. - Reports for call duty within defined time frames. - Functions independently & autonomously when on stand-by duty. - Demonstrates & applies knowledge in specialty area & takes responsibility to maintain necessary knowledge, skills & abilities. - Completes required continuous training & education, including department specific requirements. - Complies w/ established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood & other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, & other hazardous substances. - Demonstrates knowledge & skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to patients served within the unit. - Performs hemodynamic & dysrhythmia monitoring & documentation of procedures, which may include, but is not limited to the following: Right heart cath, Left heart cath, Coronary angiography, Graft angiography, Pulmonary angiography, Menthegine provocation study, IHSS studies, Temporary pacemakers, Permanent pacemaker implantation, Intra-aortic Balloon insertion, Aortic stenosis studies, Valvuloplasties, Patent Foreman Ovale Closures, Intravascular Ultrasounds, Rotablations. - Operates & troubleshoots hemodynamic computer systems including transducer balancing digital imaging transfer, storage, & retrieval systems in addition to dispensing patient CDs to appropriate Hospitals & Physicians. - Familiarity w/ the Crash Cart & the CVT/Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist role in CPR & defibrillation during a Code Blue situation. - Responsible for Quality Control on radiology imaging equipment. - Weekly Fluoroscopy checks & radiation protection for the medical staff & Physicians. - Responsible for monthly statistics & quarterly film badge rotation. - Assists the RN w/ admission process; continuously monitors & assists the physician & RNs during cardiac cath in dedicated cath labs or cardiac cath & interventional radiology procedures. - Performs all other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: - High School Diploma or GED. - Graduate of an Accredited School of Radiologic Technology. - Completion of sixteen (16) week training program in cardiopulmonary technology upon hire. - Must possess current BLS, ACLS, and California Fluoroscopy Permit. - Must possess a current CRT license. - Knowledge of contrast media (ionic vs. nonionic). - Knowledge of coronary artery anatomy and cardiac physiology in relation to invasive cardiac procedures. - Demonstrated competence with critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills. - For a dedicated cath lab, demonstrated proficiency and competency in performing Cardiac Cath and PCI, within six (6) months of hire. - For a combo lab, demonstrated proficiency and competency in performing Cardiac Cath, PCI and Interventional procedures, within six (6) months of hire. - Ability to perform all general diagnostic and routine fluoroscopic duties on patients of all ages as determined by employer. - Excellent verbal, written and non-verbal communication skills. - History of providing efficient, high quality service to patients in a courteous, caring manner and interacting effectively with co-workers in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist-South Sacramento

LOCATION Sacramento, CA