Invasive CVT applicants should possess sufficient physical, motor, intellectual, and social/communication skills in order to perform their duties successfully. Performance standards for the program are outlined below.
||Critical thinking sufficient for clinical
judgment and decision making.
||Handle multiple priorities in stressful
situations. Make accurate independent decisions. Concentrate and focus
attention for prolonged periods of time to attain precise testing results. Ability
to work alone as well as a member of a team. Apply reasoning and evaluation
skills necessary in the safe technical performance of cardiovascular
||Interpersonal abilities sufficient to
interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social,
emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
||Display patience, empathy, and concern for
others. Deal with fear and hostility in a calm manner. Demonstrate a high
degree of patience. Work with other health care providers in stressful
||Communication abilities sufficient for
interaction with others in verbal and written form.
||Communicate needs in a prompt, clear, and
concise manner. Accurately document pertinent information. Follow verbal
and/or written instructions. Interact with patients and other healthcare
providers in a professional manner.
||Physical abilities sufficient to move
independently from room to room and through hallways; ability to maneuver in
||Respond promptly to patient's needs,
manipulate equipment, lift a minimum of 30lbs, exert a sustained force of
20lbs, push/pull mobile equipment weighing up to 300lbs; participate as a
team member of four in moving a 150 pound incapacitated patient; ensure patient
safety; stand for prolonged periods of time (sometimes wearing a 12-20 lb lead
apron underneath gown); walking equivalent of 5 miles per day; sit for
periods of 1 hour.
|Tactile and Motor Skills
||Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient
to safely and effectively perform cardiovascular technology skills.
||Ability to grasp, hold, grip, seize, turn, or otherwise manipulate work with hands. Work with fingers to manipulate
switches, dials, and other computer equipment. Input data into computer.
||Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and
assess health needs.
||Communicate verbally with patients and
other healthcare providers. Detect and evaluate the sounds of cardiac
monitors, stethoscopes, IV pumps, fire alarms, etc.
||Visual ability sufficient for physical
||Observe and monitor patients. Perceive
attributes of an object via touch. Palpate.