Cardiac Cath Services - (Full-time, Day Shift) -
Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness.
The Cardiovascular Technologist-Invasive works as a critical team member performing simple and complex diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional cardiovascular and angiographic procedures in the adult and geriatric population. Operates the physiologic equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Positions and instructs the patient for the examinations. Anticipates potential safety concerns in the environment of care and intervenes as necessary. Participates in educational activities, departmental committees, and other healthcare related projects as assigned. Provides direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control of material resources. Appraise the quality and effectiveness of material and equipment and communicates to responsible individuals. Provides accurate clinical and billing documentation. Utilizes interpersonal skills to maximize excellence in customer service, safe patient care, and professionalism. Contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among culturally diverse workforce and patient population. Performs other duties as needed and assigned.
Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited school of Cardiovascular Technology. Associate's Degree in related field preferred. Minimum of two years diagnostic, interventional and special procedure lab experience required. Minimum of two years experience with implants required including: ILR, pacemakers, ICDs, CRT-D, dialysis catheters, IVC filters, hybrid Operating Room procedures, and electrophysiology studies with RF and CRYO ablations. Minimum one year of Siemens Sensis and Syngo Dynamics experience preferred. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications through the American Heart Association required. Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification required within six months of hire. Basic EKG interpretation required.
Capacity to sub-specialize in Cardiovascular Technology. Knowledge in cardiovascular and peripheral vascular intervention. Knowledge of procedures done in the Special Procedures Section of Radiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory-including electrophysiology and interventional procedures and devices. Ability and knowledge to handle suction device. Ability to operate Ambu bag and resuscitation devices. A high regard for the dignity and worth of patients and their families. Flexibility. Must be able to initiate and manage a “Code Blue” and emergent situation until additional personnel are able to respond, and must be able to deal effectively with anxious, bewildered family members. Able to read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position (i.e. Microsoft Windows, Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, internet, timekeeping, e-mail); troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment (i.e. Intravenous (IV) pumps, Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors, vital sign machines, bed and gurney operation, and the like). Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place and patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.