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Cardiac Cath Technologist: PT (28 hours/week) 7:30a-4p

Company: Firelands Regional Medical Center
Location: Sandusky
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionPosition Summary:Provides professional, highly technical cardiovascular care to all cardiovascular patients, while assisting physicians during all cardiovascular procedures. Functions as a liaison for patients, families, and physicians. Assists the physician in the operation of technical equipment utilized during all procedures.What You Will Do: + Assists with setting up cardiac cath lab procedure rooms by providing necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment.+ Knowledge of equipment utilized in procedures, pressure monitoring, cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, EKG interpretation, sterile technique, and radiation safety practices.+ Proficient in scrubbing, circulating, and monitoring for all Cath Lab procedures.+ Inspects and prepares operative area as necessary.+ Communicates relevant procedural information to physician and ancillary personnel.+ Observes sterile technique and proper disposal of infected materials.+ Records EKG information, samples and records pressure tracings, and informs appropriate personnel of changes during procedure. Maintains complete documentation of cardiovascular procedures. Ensures completion of all registry abstracts. Prepares patient for emergency coronary artery bypass graft by completing proper documentation, sending necessary blood work to lab, and notifying CV team.+ Documents all medications given, contrast injections, and attempts at vessel modification (e.g. inflations, shaves, stent placement) and other pertinent information regarding procedure.+ Responds to emergency situations appropriately and calls for assistance as needed. Provides post-catheterization information to patient and significant others.+ Assists cardiologist during procedures in team role by supplying equipment and anticipating routine and special needs.+ Assists in room clean-up after cases, and prepares room for next case.+ Performs digital imaging techniques, maintains archival storage of digitized data.+ Demonstrates proper knowledge of radiographic principles in order to acquire the best diagnostic cardiovascular images+ Collects and enters correct information required for ACC Data Submission.+ Demonstrates knowledge of all supplies (catheters, guide wires, etc.) and assists with tracking supplies used to aid in proper billing and inventory control.+ Updates knowledge and skills through membership and participation in professional associations, attends meetings and seminars, and reads professional journals. Keeps current with the constantly changing cardiovascular advances in equipment and procedures. Maintains a minimum of 24 CEU hours per 2 year period.+ Collaborates with other members of health team to determine and achieve healthcare goals.+ Demonstrates comprehension of cardiac pharmacology.+ Attain working knowledge of the ability to trouble-shoot Cath Lab job-related equipment.+ Remove arterial and venous sheaths and complete documentation. Maintain current knowledge of closure devices presently in use and aid with their deployment and post-care.+ Maintains competency in Firelands emergency and infection control procedures. Complies with all Firelands and departmental policies.+ Works approved overtime as required. Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as needed. Ability to be on call for after hour and weekend procedures and to be able to respond to Firelands within 30 minutes.+ Proficient with age-specific nursing care.+ Able to transport patients to and from the cath lab via wheelchair, stretcher or bed. Able to help transfer patients from wheelchair or bed to the x-ray table and back.+ Assumes accountability for demonstrating behaviors consistent with the customer service policy.What You Will Need:+ Current licensure in the State of Ohio as RCIS; RT(R, CV); prefer three years catheterization experience.+ Attain and maintain current ACLS certification. Attain and maintain current BLS certification.+ Critical thinking skills with the ability to respond appropriately to emergent situations.+ Skilled in interpersonal communication and organization to effectively interact with patients, physicians, cath lab staff, and other Firelands employees.+ Ability to utilize computer system and file system to facilitate patient records management. Ability to anticipate patient, physician, and unit needs.+ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Firelands Regional Medical Center, Toledo , Cardiac Cath Technologist: PT (28 hours/week) 7:30a-4p, Healthcare , Sandusky, Ohio

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