Cox South Medical Center
- Volume 20 - Issue 1 - January 2012
- Posted on: 1/5/12
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The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) has added two questions to our spotlight:
Do you require your clinical staff members to take the registry exam for Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)? Does staff receive an incentive bonus or raise upon passing the exam?
Currently, we only require our radiologic technologists to have a certification from the RCIS, or the CI or VI from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). We have had a big push for our RNs and scrubs techs to also obtain the RCIS, but it is currently not required. The scrub technicians who do obtain the RCIS are moved to a higher job classification and are compensated.
Are your clinical and/or managerial team members involved with any professional organizations that support the invasive cardiology service line, such as the SICP, ACVP, or regional organizations?
We have one team member who is a member of the ACVP. Now that we have so many RCIS-credentialed employees, we should re-look at a SICP chapter.
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