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Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CIS)

Petoskey, MI


Posted on November 3, 2018

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About Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CIS)

Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CIS)

Department:Cardiac Cath Lab


Shift:Day Shift


Salary Range:Commensurate with experience

Job Details:

Working under the guidance of a registered cardiovascular invasive specialist as needed, conducts tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary-functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Maintains equipment; records test results. Follows department policies and protocols.


  • Works under the guidance of a registered cardiovascular invasive specialist as needed.

  • Monitors, analyzes, obtains, calculates and documents data obtained in procedures. Alerts physician to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.

  • Explains testing procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.

  • Prepares reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician.

  • Observes gauges, recorder, and video screens of data analysis system during imaging of cardiovascular system.

  • Assists the physician during cardiac cath lab procedures including angioplasty procedures.

  • Conducts electrocardiogram, phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, and other cardiovascular tests to record patients’ cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, and laboratory instruments.

  • Prepares and positions patients for testing.

  • Obtains and records patient identification, medical history and test results.

  • Checks, tests, and maintains cardiology equipment, making minor repairs when necessary, to ensure proper operation.

  • Completes quality assurance processes and practices. Complies with all Joint Commission, federal, state, and local regulatory laws, standards, and protocols.

  • Maintains all required documentation, logs, charts, forms and records in paper and electronic formats.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.


  • Associate degree in allied health field; or bachelor’s of science degree as health science and registry eligible as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) by Cardiovascular Credential International; or enrolled in an associate degree allied health program with graduation date within six months and registry eligible RCIS.

  • Three years of current allied health experience in an acute care setting or registry eligible RCIS.

  • BLS certification.


  • Recent cardiac cath lab or special procedures experience.

  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RICS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Note: Non-registered cardiovascular technologist is strongly encouraged to obtain registration.

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