Cardiovascular Technologist - Greenville, NC

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937087

Vidant Medical Center

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About The East Carolina Heart Institute

The East Carolina Heart Institute is the first in North Carolina devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is associated with Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University. The primary facilities that make up the Heart Institute are located on the campuses of Vidant Medical Center and ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. We use the most advanced equipment and techniques to manage both familiar and rare cardiovascular problems. Our integration of basic science and clinical research, along with the clinical practice of medicine and surgery, ensures that patients receive the latest, most promising treatment options based on thorough review of their individual needs.

Position Summary

The Cardiovascular Technologist I assists with the performance of cardiac catheterization procedures, utilizing at least abasic clinical skill level knowledge base. Assists with the collection and documentation of clinical data. Interprets this patient data by recognizing changes in the patient's hemodynamic status. Reports these changes to the appropriate personnel (i.e., physicians, physician extenders, nurses, supervisor, etc.) Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to help provide appropriate patient care in a safe environment. Demonstrates appropriate and correct use of patient care equipment (i.e., defibrillator, NIBP, doppler, etc.), insuring that this item is clean, in working order, and has a current Bio-med sticker. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in the operation of the radiographic equipment used for cath procedures. Demonstrates the ability to perform computerized hemodynamic monitoring and recording. Demonstrates the ability to set up and assist as scrub tech with diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of aseptic techniques used to prepare trays, prep patients, and scrub cases. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care to patients of all developmental stages: Infant, child, adolescent, adult and elderly. Demonstrates the skills necessary to assist with patient emergencies. Demonstrates competency in pulling sheaths and recognizing bleeding complications. Maintains a clean and stocked work area. Assists RN in attaching and removing monitor equipment from the patient. Demonstrates cost-effective use of supplies and participates in maintaining appropriate inventory.

Minimum Requirements

Required training or education requirements: High School plus 2 years or more of formal training or education is required. Allied Health (Radiology Technologist, Nuclear Tech, CT Tech, and Respiratory Therapist) degree w/ 3 years experience in a medical setting with valid NC license/registration OR RN with 1 year Critical Care/ED or 2 years Step-down Cardiac experience and valid NC license OR Graduate of a two year AD Cardiovascular program with valid diploma.

Required Licensure: Allied Health applicant (RN, Radiology Technologist, Nuclear Technologist and Respiratory Therapist) must have a current license/registration to practice in the state of NC. Non-allied health applicants (hospital-trained CVT) must have valid RCIS.

Required experience: Three to five years work experience.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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