Aug 21, 2020

Cardiovascular Technician- Cath Lab Jefferson Highway

  • Ochsner Health
  • 200 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner, LA 70065, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job assumes responsibility for the operation of the catheterization laboratory. Operates diagnostic fluoroscopy equipment, monitors patient vitals, performs routine calculations, and assists the physician upon request. Prepares the procedure rooms, equipment, and patient for the procedure. Also assumes responsibility for the transmission and the verification of transmission of digital angiography procedures on the network database.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's discretion.

Education

Required - High School diploma or equivalent


Work Experience

Required - Experience performing complex tasks which may be hazardous to the patient's welfare.
Excellent attention to detail including the ability to detect equipment malfunctions.
Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of internal/external.
visitors in a highly stressful atmosphere.
Knowledge of Heart and Vascular catheterization.


Certifications

Required - Registered Radiologic Technologist or Registered Cardiovascular Technologist
Current Louisiana and ARRT license

Preferred - RCIS certification

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Job Duties
• Operates monitoring and recording devices under physician direction to obtain necessary medical data and ensure patient safety.
• Operates Radiographic fluoroscopy equipment to obtain diagnostic images of coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.
• Orders equipment in a timely and cost efficient manner.
• Turns on all of the radiographic equipment in the AM.
• Assists nurse in checking patient in.
• Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.


Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Must be able to move throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to work flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases