About Dr. Kasthuri
Dr. Kasthuri pursued his medical degree at Coimbatore Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India. After graduation, he interned at Nassau County Medical Center in New York.
In 2000, he completed his radiology residency at the University of Tennessee. In 2001, he earned a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He maintains memberships with the Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, Society of Interventional Radiology, American Medical Association, and Washington State Medical Association.
In his free time, Dr. Kasthuri enjoys spending quality time with his family and riding his bike. You might also find him jogging with his Labradoodle along the Columbia River.
Meet The Team
Vasavi Rajagopal, NCMA
Courtney Akers, MA-R
Emma Mealer, RN
REGISTERED NURSE &
Jodi Dayton, RT(R)
REGISTERED RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
Nicole Bercier, RVT
REGISTERED VASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Danielle Garland, RN
Alli Johnston, RN
We are currently hiring for nursing staff as well as pre-medical gap year students! Read more about the roles available below.
– WANT TO LOVE YOUR NURSING JOB AGAIN!
– Have an active RN license in WA and have at least 2 years nursing experience, (preferably in
cath lab, cardiovascular unit, or ICU)
– Have more energy than most people you know
– Seek opportunities to grow and learn in your job
– Excel in detail-oriented tasks and organization
– Juggle several things at once with grace while leaving everyone smiling
– Find joy in helping patients and coworkers
– Have experience as a strong contributor of a dynamic work team
- Graduation from an accredited nursing program
- Current WA state RN licensure maintained
- Current BLS and ACLS certification maintained
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- At least two years of experience in an ambulatory or acute care setting
- Experience administering and monitoring moderate sedation or ICU experience preferred
- Experience in procedural nursing and sterile procedures preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Positive attitude and ability to interact well with patients and coworkers
- Good communication skills
- Neat, professional appearance
General Patient Care
- Reviews charts prior to scheduled appointment to ensure complete information available for procedure
- Assesses patients and completes preparation for procedure
- Maintains sterile field during procedure
- Administers moderate sedation under physician supervision and monitors patient during and after procedure
- Assists with procedure room turnover between patients as needed
- Teaches patient and family before and after procedure and evaluates learning
- Provides general nursing care to patients; administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards
- Cross trains and assists in other job roles (procedural scrub, front desk, clinic rooming, etc.)
- Complies with OSHA guidelines to prevent exposure of self and others to infectious material
- OSHA Exposure Category 1
Telephone and Administrative
- Triages incoming telephone calls; instructs patient and family regarding treatment instruction, then documents action taken in patient chart
- Oversees appointment bookings and ensures urgent situations are scheduled appropriately; maintains timely flow of patients
- Replenishes supplies—stocks and cleans nursing area and procedure room, orders and receives medical and pharmaceutical supplies
- Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations
- Performs all tasks with the goal of keeping the safety and well-being of the patient first
- Interacts with others in a positive manner, projects a positive attitude, fosters teamwork and mutual respect
- Ensures OSHA manual is up to date, and that all staff receive adequate training
- Pays attention to detail in all tasks, especially those related to patient safety
- Question anything that doesn’t seem right—the patients depend on the staff to speak up for their safety
- Share ideas for improvements in efficiency or care processes
- Maintain a safe, clean environment for patients and staff
- Arranges for all biohazardous waste pick-up
- Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice
- Maintains detailed knowledge of computer software as it relates to job functions
- Attends annual training programs and participate in the Safety Plan and QI Plan
- Attends all regular meetings and huddles
- Performs all other tasks and projects assigned by the Manager or physicians
Typical Physical Demands
Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, as well as manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee will work under stressful conditions, and may work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis. Employee will have frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
Pay: $42.00 – $48.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Continuing education credits
- Disability insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Free parking
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid sick time
- Paid time off
- Travel reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Cath Lab
- Critical & Intensive Care
- Ambulatory surgery center
- Day shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Richland, WA 99352: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Pre-Med Gap Year Medical Assistant/Scribe Program
Are you a premedical student on a gap year? Would you like to improve your chances of getting into medical school?
Join Northwest Endovascular Surgery’s paid Pre-med Medical Assistant/Scribe program (PMA)!
Saravanan Kasthuri, MD, serves as medical director at Northwest Endovascular Surgery (NWES) and is a clinical assistant professor at WSU Elson S Floyd College of Medicine. He is passionate about providing students with a holistic view of healthcare and hands-on experience to learn and engage with every aspect of running a successful practice.
In this position, PMAs are trained in four key aspects of the practice: front desk work, medical assisting/scribing, assisting with minor surgical procedures, and scrubbing in to assist on endovascular surgical procedures. PMAs support the NWES team and provide ideas to promote efficiency in the care process while gaining key clinical exposure to prepare them for their future in healthcare.
This is an excellent opportunity for premedical students on a gap year looking to gain key clinical exposure and invaluable insights into the workings of a medical practice that will prepare them for their future in medicine.
- Work to maintain our values by engaging with the NWES team in a professional and friendly manner.
- Step in as needed to help any of the other staff.
- Participate in weekly meetings and daily huddles.
- Maintain a clean and tidy workspace and complete necessary housekeeping tasks.
- Maintain a positive attitude and work to maximize patient satisfaction and practice efficiency.
- Provide a welcoming atmosphere to patients.
- Check-in patients in a friendly manner as they arrive.
- Complete COVID screenings.
- Obtain needed paperwork.
- Answer calls positively and professionally.
- Relay any necessary information to the rest of the team.
- Help process referrals.
- Collect patient demographic and insurance data.
- Obtain necessary insurance authorizations.
- Ensure all necessary labs and imaging are scheduled before the patient is seen in the clinic.
- Schedule new patient and follow-up appointments as well as the appropriate procedures as directed by the physician.
- Work to ensure the physician’s time in the clinic is spent efficiently by generating clinic templates, recording patient history, completing pre-registration calls to verify appointments, and obtaining a clinical history from patients.
- During clinic hours PMAs room patients, obtain their vitals, collective subjective information from the patient and family, and identify the main objective the patient wants to accomplish through their appointment.
- PMAs then convey this information to the physician in an efficient manner and assist the physician with notes during the clinical examination. Responsible for room cleaning and turnover.
- Assist in helping the team and physician in the vascular and spinal interventional procedures.
- Prepare sterile field and instruments for the physician.
- Support RNs, RTs, and scrub techs with noting vitals, and procedural inventory.
- Provide appropriate surgical supplies during the procedure.
- Clean, disinfect, and turn over rooms.
- Monitor pre/post-op patients as instructed.
- Keep all areas clean, tidy, and sanitized.
- Serve as the second assist during endovascular procedures
- Progress to primary assist person.
- Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology preferred
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to be clear, courteous, and professional in all means of communication
- Comfortable with typing and working with computers
- Avid learner with the ability to engage, ask questions, and the willingness to learn on a steep learning curve
- Ability to work independently and as a team
- Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment and maintain composure in stressful situations
- Must be able to sit at the computer for lengths of time and stand for long periods of time.
“His practice is a model for how medicine can actually be patient-centered. I am happy to recommend Dr. Kasthuri and all of his highly trained caring staff.”