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UnityPoint Health Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist- EP in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

As a member of the interdisciplinary Electrophysiology Lab (EP) team, contributes professional Cardiovascular Tech (CVT) knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients undergoing invasive cardiac procedures. The CVT will function in collaboration with the RN staff and under the direction of physicians. The CVT is able to perform the role of secondary circulator, scrub tech, and monitor.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

• Assesses the needs of patients and families undergoing invasive cardiac procedures, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

• Assists the physician with the development of an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

• Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

• Delivers high quality care while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required in the EP Lab in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care under the direct supervision of the physician.

• Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

• Utilizes critical thinking in making judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of the patient.

• Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required in the administration of emergency medications used in the EP Lab including under the direct supervision of the physician.

• Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to operate specialized equipment in the EP Lab including, but not limited to the following:

o Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring Devices (CRM): pacemakers,cardiac defibrillator and associated programming equipment

o Monitoring Equipment: advanced mapping and cardiac recording systems

o Ablation Equipment: RF and cryo-ablation systems

• Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to prepare and maintain sterile fields and to maintain a clean procedure environment.

• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of radiation safety and practice including, but not limited to the following:

o Use of advanced imaging systems used in the EP Lab setting

o Use of radiation protection devices and exposure levels for both the associate and patient. 50%

Development & Patient Education

• Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance CVT practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

• Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

• Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

• Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria

• Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

• Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

• Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

• Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

• Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

• Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity: • Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

• Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

• Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:

• Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

• Enthusiastically engage in our work.

• Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

• Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence: • Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

• Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

• Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities: • Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

• Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

• Have the courage to challenge the status quo.


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position. Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


• Graduate of a programmatically accredited program in invasive cardiovascular technology.


• Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.


• Current certification as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) and in good standing with Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). RCIS / RCES certification must be obtained within 12 months from hire date.

• Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

• Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within 3 months from hire date.

• Must possess and maintain hospital CORE (Chain of Response in an Emergency) certification within 6 months from hire date.


• Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

• Multicultural sensitivity.

• Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

• Customer/patient focused.

• Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


• Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

• Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

SCOPE: Position had supervisory responsibilities? Yes ? or No ? If yes, complete below.

Direct Indirect Total




Budget Control (Complete if position has budget responsibilities)

Annual Operating Budget (including payroll)

Annual Revenue/Sales

Other Scope Measurements

Pertinent to the position, such as number of beds, number of units/departments, number of employees leading, cases per month, etc.

Item Number

Labs 2

Procedures per month 150

Mental/Cognitive Demands:

(List any special mental and cognitive abilities required by the position in your specific environment)

• Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional, educational and lifestyle backgrounds

• The environment may cause high stress levels due to constant interruptions, high volume urgency of issues, and interactions with a wide variety of professionals and personalities

• Must be able to complete algebraic equations

• Must be understanding and patient.

• Ability to work under time constraints

• Must be able to work independently and assume responsibility for timely completing of assigned functions

• Ability to understand and deal effectively with problems and opportunities

• Ability to maintain confidential information

• Exercises sound judgement, seeking advice when appropriate


Physical Requirements

(Check all that apply if essential to perform job)

? Talk/Hear (communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information)

? See (defect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, assess)

? Stand or Sit (stationary position)

? Walk (move, traverse)

? Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, position)

? Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance (ascent/descent, work stop, traverse)

? Bend/Stoop/Kneel

? Squat/Crouch/Crawl

? Reaching/Twisting

? Taste/Smell (detect, distinguish, determine)

? Pushing/Pulling

Lifting Requirements

(Check appropriate category to perform job)

? Level 1; Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

? Level 2; Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Requires walking or standing to a significant degree, pushing or pulling arm or leg controls or maintaining a production rate pace. Light work requires physical exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work.

? Level 3; Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

? Level 4; Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

? Level 5: Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excel of 100 pounds of forces occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

(check all that apply)

? Normal Office Surroundings

? Vibration

? Exposure to Fumes

? Mechanical Hazards

? Exposure to Dust

? Chemical Hazards

? Exposure to Extreme Temperatures

? Electrical Hazards

? Wet and/or Humid

? Radiant Energy Hazards

? Noise

? Explosives Hazards

? Mists or Gases

? Burn Hazards


Precautions must be followed when working in any health care environment.

OSHA Categories

(Complete this OSHA section for clinical/patient related jobs)

? Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

? Category II: Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.

? Category III: Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid, or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

Requisition ID: 2020-83316

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .9

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 36 hours per week; 4 nine hour days from 0700 to 1630

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