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Cardiovascular Invasive Spec
Advocate Aurora Health • Chicago, IL
Posted 27 days ago
Advocate Trinity Hospital has a rich and robust history, having served the health care needs of the communities, individuals and families in the southeast side of Chicago for more than 110 years, beginning in 1895 as South Chicago Hospital. In 1995, Trinity Hospital, part of the Evangelical Health Systems (EHS) merged with Lutheran General Health System to become the present day Advocate Trinity Hospital which is a 193 licensed-bed facility with approximately 300 physicians representing 50 specialties. This includes advanced heart attack care, expanded Cardiovascular Services, primary stroke care center, oncology/infusion center, Level II special care nursery and an array of surgical specialties not found in most community hospitals. Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award. Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.Position Requirements:
RRT and / or RCVT
5 years general radiology experience with 2~3 years cardiac or invasive procedure experience
Licensed with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety
Experience with Digital Fluoroscopic Imaging, Contrast Injectors, Laser Cameras, Physiologic Monitors
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
ACLS Certified within 6 months
Physical exertion (i.e: lifting and moving heavy patients and equipment, moving beds, holding site after the procedure, standing for long periods of time. Mental / emotional stress ~ patient becoming hemodynamically unstable, angina, potential for CPR or defibrillation. Potential radiation exposure requires wearing lead aprons, thyroid collars and lead glasses, (radiation exposure is monitored with badges). Potential exposure to bodily fluids requires use of Standard Precautions.
Ability to provide on~call coverage
Ability to function in a high stress environment
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.
Provide highly technical professional care to patients under going various
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization/Special
Procedures Lab. (The specialist is crossed trained between the two disciplines and competent to assist in both modalities).
Assist physicians in the performance of those procedures and in the
operation of technical equipment utilized during all procedures.
Function as a liaison for patients, patient's families and physicians.
The specialist is accountable for providing 24~hour coverage when
on call to ensure timely and appropriate patient care interventions.
Quality: Provision of high quality technical care to patients with continuous improvements:
Customer Satisfaction: Achieves customer satisfaction in all aspects of job scope:
People Growth: Enhancement skills for self and department:
Organizational Climate: Promotion of Advocate values and departmental team spirit:
Innovation: Contribution to a spirit of innovation in the department:
Productivity: Participation in efforts to improve productivity in the department:
Economics: Participation in efforts to contain costs or generate revenue in your department:
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.