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To apply for Cardiovascular Team membership, candidates must fall into one of the below categories and meet requirements for membership.

Invasive and Noninvasive Technologists

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Applicant will be credentialed by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), with at least two (2) years professional experience in their field. Examples include: RCIS, RVS, RCES, RCCS, RCS, and RDCS.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Applicants must have an RN degree, along with a certification in the area of clinical practice and be licensed to practice in their state of employment.

Clinical Pharmacist

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Applicants must have a Clinical Pharmacist’s PharmD degree and be licensed to practice in their state of employment.

Clinical Psychologist

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Applicant will hold a Doctorate in clinical psychology and be licensed to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in their state.

Clinical Social Worker

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Applicant will hold a Master’s degree from a CSWE-accredited program or doctoral degree and current licensure to practice as a Clinical Social Worker in their state.

Exercise Physiologist

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Applicant will hold an academic degree in exercise physiology or a related degree (such as exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, etc.) holds a professional certification from a national organization (ACSM’s Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist-CES or ACSM’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist-RCEP credentials). In the absence of a certification, a license under state law fulfills requirement.

Genetic Counselor

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Applicants must be certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. When applicable, a license to practice in their state of employment.

Informatics

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Defined as cardiovascular professional focused developing, managing, or implementing electronic and informatics solutions for the cardiac patient population. Applicants may also demonstrate competencies through the participation in Health IT and/or EHR implementations/projects at clinical institutions; contributions to international /national standards groups, such as HL7 and DICOM; or contribution to research or projects in the areas of usability, interoperability, mobile health, big data, or comparable topics.

Nurse Practitioner

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Applicants must have an RN degree and be an NP licensed to practice in their state of employment.

Occupational Therapist

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Applicant will be a graduate of an ACOTE-accredited OT program (the program must be accredited at time of graduation) and certified to practice as an Occupational Therapist or currently licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapist in their state.

Physical Therapist

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Applicant will be a graduate of a CAPTE-accredited PT program (the program must be accredited at time of graduation) and certified to practice as an Physical Therapist or currently licensed to practice as a Physical Therapist in their state.

Physician Assistant

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Applicants must be a graduate of a PA program accredited by ARC-PA or a predecessor agency, or be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Applicants must also be licensed to practice in the state in which they are employed. Federally employed PAs should provide NCCPA certification in lieu of a license.

Registered Dietitian

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Applicant must hold an academic degree from an ACEND-accredited program, be national board certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and currently licensed to practice as a Registered Dietician in their state.

Registered Nurse

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Applicants must have an RN degree and be licensed to practice in their state of employment.