This position is responsible for professional patient care and assisting the Cardiologist, Vascular Surgeon and / or Radiologist in performing cardiac diagnostic, cardiac interventional and invasive radiology procedures of the cardiac, vascular and circulatory systems. This position utilizes the patient care process to ensure safe and competent quality patient care. The CVT I assists in all procedures performed in the invasive cardiology area and supports the medical care of all patients requiring any cardiac or peripheral catheterization and/or intervention under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the Mission and objectives of the organization.
·High school graduate or GED required. ·Completion of an Allied health Cardiovascular program is preferred Associates Degree in Allied Health preferred. ·Cardiac Cath Lab one (1) to three (3) years of current experience is preferred. ·Must have basic knowledge of Cardiac Anatomy and EKG rhythms. ·Must be eligible to obtain Registry as a Registered Cardiac Intervention Specialist (RCIS) and obtain certification within (30 months) of hire or re-hire date or transfer date. ·BLS for Healthcare workers is required upon hire/re-hire/transfer. ·ACLS is required within 90 days of hire/re-hire/transfer into the department. ·PALS is required within 90 days of hire/re-hire/transfer into the department, if pediatric patients are seen.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.