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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Cardiac Cath Technologist

Augusta, GA, US
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COMPANY: UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Responsibilities





Under the general supervision of the CVIS Manager, assists physicians during routine cardiac cath procedures, thrombolytic therapy, elective and emergency angioplasty procedures, valvuloplasty procedures, Atherectomy, stents and special cardiac procedures. Monitors adult and geriatric patients during procedure and administers care as needed or as directed by the physician. Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots cath lab equipment including video recorders, hemodynamic records, radiographic equipment and digital imaging equipment. Assists and supports Cardiovascular Recovery in patient preparation and post-procedure care as needed.





Qualifications





EducationCurrent licensure in the State of Georgia as RN, Radiologic Technologist or National Certification as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES).Licensure/CertificationBLS required.ACLS within 6 months of employment in the Cath LabExperienceMust have specialized training through accredited CVT or RT program or RN with cardiac work experience.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAlthough physicians primarily direct patient care, the individual Cardiac Cath Technologist must be able to support the various aspects of invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiology: He/she must have moderate knowledge of the fundamentals of electronics, cardiac/peripheral anatomy and physiology, physical assessment, patient education, pacemakers, cardiac life support, safety, and medical jurisprudence. The individual must have a moderate knowledge of: diagnostic techniques and therapeutic modalities, hemodynamic data interpretation, cardiac pharmacology, typically acquired with two years experience and/or specialized training.Individual must have knowledge and skills to assist with diagnostic right and left heart catheterization and interventional procedures which include Intra-aortic Counter Pulsation, Cardiopulmonary Support Circulation, PCI, Pericardiocentesis and Thrombolytic Therapy. He/she must be able to quickly grasp new concepts and apply to interventions which utilize new and evolving technology.Individual must have strong analytical skills. This is essential for operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of complex biomedical instruments, accurate data analysis critical to diagnosis and treatment.Individual must exhibit substantial interpersonal skills. Communication skills are necessary for pre- and post- procedure instructions to patient, as well as communication to other team members. Must communicate well with other departments to insure continuity of care as patient transfers from one area to another.Must be flexible. Cardiac Cath Lab caseloads fluctuate greatly, procedures may vary in length of time and often the predicted length of time for a given procedure is exceeded. Cardiac Cath Technologists must be able to take call in order to assist us to provide service for cardiac interventions 24 hours per day. When on call, must be able to report for duty as soon as possible, generally within 30 minutes of notice. Must be able to deal appropriately with emotional stress since the cath lab environment is high-tech, often fast-paced and patient status is subject to rapid and extreme change.Special knowledge required: Must be able to successfully complete annual pharmacology competency and maintain familiarity with medications administered in the cardiac cath lab. Must be able to respond quickly to assist physician in providing basic and advanced cardiac life support, maintaining knowledge of current interventional equipment. Must be able to utilize aseptic technique for invasive procedures and follow the infection control policies. Must recognize hemodynamic wave-forms of signals acquired during procedure, and be familiar with normal values. Must demonstrate knowledge of monitoring equipment. Must recognize ST segment changes and identify life threatening ECG rhythms. Must know where ALL supplies are located. Must know how to set-up, operate and troubleshoot medical equipment used.Physical DemandsStanding for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as neededSitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your headSight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditionsOlfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smellsHCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies









































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Job ID2019-10163



CategoryAllied Health



Department7310 - Cath Lab



ShiftDay Shift, On-Call



Pay Grade22



FT/PT/PRNFull Time



RecruiterAllyson



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LocationUS-GA-Augusta
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