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Invasive Specialist Tech


Position Summary

Orlando Health is a 3,200-bed system that includes 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer institutes, heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members. Areas of clinical excellence are orthopedics, heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric specialties, neonatology, women's health and trauma.

Position Summary
Performs diagnostic imaging and related procedures to demonstrate anatomy for interpretation and/or intervention for cardiovascular procedures.


Essential Functions
• Delivers appropriate care while recognizing patient conditions and ensuring successful completion of procedures and protocols.
Assesses the patient's physical condition and age specific needs.
• Ensures that patient's education of procedure performed, needs, safety, and comfort are met while in their care.
• Acquires patient's clinical history and assures that the information is accurately documented. Verifies files and records for completeness and accuracy of the patient involved in studies. Archives and amends demographic information to appropriate
storage media
• Positions patient, equipment, associated devices and manipulates technical factors to achieve high quality images for interpretation.
• Assesses processed image media for technical quality, and patient identification, ensuring that all relative anatomy is demonstrated.
• When applicable, applies principals of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and others.
• Provides physiological and hemodynamic monitoring during diagnostic and interventional procedures.
• Supports the Physician as a scrub assistant for cardiovascular procedures.
• Demonstrates the knowledge of aseptic technique.
• Appraises and evaluates actual and potential hemostasis of a vessel post procedure.
• Locates, uses and troubleshoots complex technical equipment/instruments. Acts as a resource for its operation and training
• Maintains use of customer service skills in communication with all staff, visitors and co-workers.
• Maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies, equipment, resources tools and forms.
• Understands application and technical aspects of all equipment and supplies used in all procedures.
• Ensures case turnover time to be within established department standards by maintaining proper workflow and prioritizing optimize patient care.
• Must perform at least two of the following: Department preceptor (attend basic preceptor course), charge, actively participates in quality initiative and performance improvement initiative, measures by outcomes and shared governance.
• Must be able to demonstrate competencies in four of the department's current technologies. Refer to the clinical ladder for a current list of the technologies.
• Must be a superuser on at least two of the department's clinical systems. Refer to the clinical ladder for a current list of the department's pertinent systems.
• Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
• Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions
• Demonstrates awareness of legal issues, patients' rights and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
• Accountable for maintaining down time productivity.
• Notifies BioMed and/or equipment company as appropriate to resolve the problem and report the incident to the supervisor.
• Demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills as required or will solicit supervisory input.
• Utilizes all department computer systems effectively and accurately.
• Assists in developing and implementing essential policy and procedures.
• Maintains a working knowledge of all-procedural changes and equipment updates.
• Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment. Maintains well stocked and organized work areas.
• Works evenings, weekends, holidays and call as scheduled.
• May be required to work at any Orlando Health facility.
• Performs all other duties as necessary to assure customer satisfaction.
• Demonstrates efficient use of supplies Assists with collection of QA data.
• Manages reportable occurrences and files appropriate forms with Risk Management.
• Implement established procedures for BSI.
• Participates in the process to ensure that all OSHA, JCAHO, FDA regulations are adhered to within the department.
• Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education to maintain licensure


A graduate of an accredited school of:
• Cardiovascular Technologist –new graduate or
• AS degree in Respiratory Therapy or
• AS degree in Radiologic Technology or certificate of graduation from radiology technology program Paramedic certification (This option is only valid for team members hired in the cath lab prior to 2008. Paramedics are no longer hired).

Maintain current BLS and ACLS certification. PALS may be required depending on unit specific needs.
The following licensure or certification is required depending on the corresponding education above:
• CVT-- Cardiovascular Technologist. Must have valid Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Certification upon hire at Arnold Palmer Hospital. Must maintain 12 CEUs per year or 36 every three years.
• RRT-- Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Licensed by the State of Florida (Department of Health). Renewed Bi-annually.
• CRT— Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Licensed by the State of Florida (Department of Health).
Renewed Bi-annually.
• Rad Tech-- Valid Florida state license renewed every two years required. Valid American registry of Radiologic Technologists
(ARRT) certification. Renewed yearly.
• Paramedic—Registered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. Paramedics must also have valid Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification. (This option is only valid for team members hired in the cath lab prior to 2008. Paramedics are no longer hired).

One (1) year experience in Cardiac Catheterization lab is required. Able to meet all job duties of Invasive Specialist I. Must meet unit specific performance competencies