Cath Lab Tech

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Job Req: 21115 Visit Original Ad Edinburg, TX USA

This position provides aid under direct supervision of a cardiologist in Imaging by Exposure to Ionizing radiation, and other procedural technical functions that assist the cardiologist in performing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. May provide local infiltration and of a local anesthetic at the operation site. Participates in and peripheral vascular interventional procedures as appropriate.

POSITION RESPONSIBITIES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • Determines specific equipment needed per procedure.
  • Reviewing permit and consent to confirm procedure and special needs.
  • Appropriately select and set X-ray equipment properly under the guidance of registered Radiology tech or Doctor.
  • Acts as radiation safety source for team.
  • Monitors procedure medications equipment and all chronological events.
  • Assists in moving and positioning the patient.
  • Performs “Time-Out” in accordance with DHR policy
  • Appropriately drapes the patient using sterile technique.
  • Assists in maintaining establishing and maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, using and applying of appropriate closure device.
  • Ability to utilize unipolar and bipolar electrocautery.
  • Maintains the integrity of sterile field.
  • Assist with insertion of femoral arterial line and Swan Ganz lines
  • Performing any other duties or procedures incident to the procedure deemed necessary and directed by the cardiologist
  • Assist in resuscitation of patient during cardiac arrest or other life threatening events in the procedure room.
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of radiology technology with an associate’s degree in radiology technology. Must have a current A.R.R.T and T.D.H. license if a graduate of a Radiology Program.
  • Or, surgical tech having graduated from an accredited program with current CST with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification.
  • Or, Respiratory tech with a current RRT with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification.
  • Or, must have successfully completed an accredited CVT program with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification.
  • Must be credentialed in BLS with ACLS and PALS optional.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
  • Prefer hospital experience

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERICIENCE­:

  • Six (6) months continuous experience in cardiac catheterization lab preferred.
  • Angiographic special procedure experience preferred.
  • Must have vast anatomical knowledge.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner.
  • Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions.
  • Must project a professional image.

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