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Frontline National Published: December 14, 2018
Location
Navel Medical Center, California
Job Type
Category

Description

Frontline National is currently seeking a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist for a full-time opportunity at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.  Please apply online or contact one of our recruiters directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Job Duties:

 Assists physicians with cardiac catheterization in which a small tube, or catheter, is transmitted through a patient's blood vessel from an area in the patient's peripheral vasculature to the heart.

  • Assists physicians in angioplasty, which can be used to treat blockages of various blood vessels or heart valves without the need for heart surgery.
  • Assists physicians with performing transeptal procedures which can be used to treat openings in the septum without the need for heart surgery, or for ablation of arrhythmias.
  • Assists physicians with performing intravascular/intracardiac ultrasonography.
  • Assists physicians with invasive Electrophysiology and surgical procedures including diagnostic studies, ablation, and cardiac device implantation in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias.
  • Assists physicians with insertion of Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter and initiation/ discontinuation of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Therapy. Responsible for operating machine per operator's guidelines, serving as a resource for the health care team.
  • Obtains intravenous access via small peripheral vessels as needed for administration of medication.
  • Prepares patients for cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology studies, cardiac device implantation, and angioplasty by shaving, cleaning, and aseptically draping the area of access.
  • During the procedure, monitors patient's temperature, blood pressure, heart rate/rhythm, oxygen saturation, pain level, and level of consciousness. Notifies the physician if physiologic condition deviates from normal/ baseline values. Understand the pharmacologic and physiologic interactions and be able to respond to correct unstable situations.
  • Operate multi-channel physiologic monitors as part of cardiac catheterization team, to measure and record functions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems of patient during cardiac catheterization.
  • Understands and able to operate bi-plane and single plane fluoroscopic equipment. Participates in maintenance of this equipment.
  • Assists the physician with establishing hemostasis after the removal of indwelling sheaths.
  • Transports patients to and from the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory before and after procedures. Patients may need to be transported to or from a variety of inpatient/ outpatient settings.
  • Participate in unit and Command Improvement (CI) activities. Assist with the development of programs that comply with all regulatory agencies and JCAHO requirements with a focus on CI, professional practice, and patient care/teaching.
  • Administer Basic / Advanced Cardiac Life Support treatment modalities per Command/unit­ based instructions to adults and children.
  • Performs limited administrative duties that include maintaining statistical records of clinical workload, participating in education programs, and participating in clinical staff Performance Improvement functions and Process Action Team, as prescribed by the Commander.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Completion of the following:

 Experience:  Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Possess a minimum of 2 years full time clinical experience as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist within the preceding 3 years in a clinical setting of comparable size and complexity.
  • Possess clinical expertise in performing a wide variety of invasive cardiovascular procedures to include: Diagnostic right and left heart cardiac catheterization; Interventional cardiac catheterization; Electrophysiology studies, catheter ablation, and cardiac device implantation; Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump insertion and therapy; Transeptal procedures; and Intravascular/Intracardiac ultrasound.

Security:

  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

License/Certification and Training:

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer

  • Possess and maintain current registration as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) as determined by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
  • Possess and maintain certification in Advanced Life Support (ALS).
  • Posses and maintain certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

Schedule:

  • Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory and Electrophysiology Laboratory
    • Sunday – Saturday (Federal Holidays included)
    • 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. (8.5/hour shift (30 minute unpaid lunch))
  • On-Call
    • Friday – Sunday
    • 3:30 P.M. – 7:00 A.M.
    • Call rotation after hours
    • On call services shall not exceed 7 days per month to include 1 weekend per month, which includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Call-back
    • Technologist that is on-call will be called back to the facility 1 time per week.
    • If called back report to the site within 30 minutes and be prepared to provide patient care for an average of 3 to 4 hours.
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