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Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES)

Company: White Plains Hospital
Location: White Plains
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Register Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist is a health care professional working under the direction of an Invasive Cardiologist and Nurse Manager. Through the utilization of specialized equipment assists in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures resulting in accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment of heart disease while maintaining maximum patient safety and comfort. The primary roles of Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist include setting up imaging equipment, patient monitoring, procedure documentation and equipment circulator. They are a scrub assistant who works in an environment with the application of ionizing radiation for Cardiac, Electrophysiology, and other Vascular procedures. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.Assists Invasive cardiologists with diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral catheterization proceduresPerforms patient preparation for cardiac/EP/peripheral procedures. Assist with patient care in the intra procedural and pre/post procedural settingPrepares procedure room for Cardiac, Electrophysiological, and Peripheral proceduresObtaining necessary equipment for procedure scheduled according to physicians preferenceAssists Cardiologist in analytical calculations and interpretive measurements for diagnostic valuesUtilizes standards and guidelines for cost-effective patient careKnowledgeable in electrocardiogram and hemodynamic pressure tracing interpretationProvide assistance and coverage to Cath Lab patients in the inpatient setting, including sheath removal and groin management, transport, and troubleshooting of IABP.Assist with electrophysiology procedures and device implantsPreceptor for registered cardiovascular invasive specialist new hires and clinical internship studentsProficient in reviewing and abstracting pertinent patient information before, during, and after proceduresRecords all procedural data in departmental log in an organized, accurate and complete manner.Demonstrate proficiency in Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), IFR, RFR, OCT, and other additional catheter based imaging modalitiesKnowledgeable about different interventional balloons, stents, guide catheters, devices for Cardiac, Electrophysiology, and Peripheral proceduresResponsible for management of inventory, ordering, maintaining par levels and submission of purchase requisitionsReports departmental supply needs to appropriate personnel.Properly stores supplies and equipment, and discards used supplies according to infection control guidelinesMaintain a steady inventory of surgical instruments, and equipmentTransportation of used surgical instruments, and equipment to Central Sterile Processing Department upon completion of procedure in compliance to OSHA guidelines.Performs and maintains quality control activities on designated equipmentInspects, and assures the departmental equipment is maintained in proper working orderIdentifies and reports equipment malfunctions, and operational problems promptly to managerInitiates requests for repairs and services with responsible person.Assist with billing processes and charge auditsAssists, prepares, and revise policies, and proceduresDemonstrates flexibility in covering the staffing needs of the department by working all shifts and weekends as needed.Performs all other related duties as required and/or requested based on the needs of the patient, department, and organizationPerforms all other related duties as assigned.Education & Experience RequirementsHigh School Diploma required. Bachelor of Science Degree preferredSuccessful completion of scrub technician training program or hospital-based training programOne-year scrub technician or cardiac technician experience preferredRCIS Certification required within 12 months of hire into positionBLS, ACLS requiredDemonstrates excellent clinical judgment and ability to apply new concepts and skills in invasive cardiologyDemonstrates responsibility for own professional developmentCore CompetenciesTeamwork & AdaptabilityActs as a Professional Role ModelExcellent Communication Skills (both verbal and written)Attention to DetailStress ToleranceDemonstrate a positive attitude in verbal and non-verbal communication and courteously communicates with patients and co-worker.Promotes a positive image of White Plains Hospital.Adheres to and demonstrates an awareness of hospital policies and procedures. Rules and regulations, including but not limited to absenteeism, cellular telephone usage, dress code and all other performance standards & behaviorsPhysical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work EnvironmentMay be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospitals SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospitals Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.Exposure to radiationWears lead apron for a prolonged period of timeLifting and moving heavy patients and objectsPotential for needle sticksMust be physically able to frequently move/transport heavy objects more than 50 lbs. and lift patients of all weights with a minimum of one (1) assist or assistive device/equipmentMust be able to work in environment with continuous interruptionsMust be able to assess and respond to rapidly changing situational needs of patients, department, and hospitalMust be able to adapt in a high stress and fast-paced environment with multiple interruptionsMust be able to detect sounds and respond to emergency sounds/signals at all timesMust be able to constantly operate computer, equipment, and other devicesMust be physically able to meet all regulatory requirements 100% of the time.Must have the ability to concentrate on fine detail with interruption and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at a time.Individual must be able to understand theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks given during the course of a day.Primary Population ServedCheck appropriate box(s) below:Neonatal (birth 28 days)Patients with exceptional communication needsInfant (29 days less than 1 year)Patients with developmental delaysPediatric (1 12 years)Patients at end of lifeAdolescent (13 17 years)Patients under isolation precautionsAdult (18 64 years)Patients with cultural needsGeriatric (> 65 years)All populationsBariatric Patients with weight related comorbiditiesNon-patient care populationThe responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.Salary Range: $79,788.3445 - 119,682.23 (salary range based on FT hours)Location: White Plains Hospital Cardiac Catheterization LabSchedule: Full Time, Day, 4-10s Varied shifts (9a-7p or 10a-8p)w/ on call, weekend and holiday requirementby Jobble

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