Cath Lab Tech

Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute Visit Original Ad Anchorage, AK USA

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for patient care in cardiovascular lab. Pre-operative preparation includes obtaining informed consent, labs, procedural orders, history and physicals, vital signs, preparation of invasive procedural site and EKG’s
  • Intra procedure includes, scrubbing, circulating, or monitoring. Alerting the physician to any changes in patient status
  • The administration of an oral or intravenous medication under the direction of the performing physician
  • Assures safe radiation protection protocol
  • Maintains good patient communication/rapport for comfort/status assessment and vital signs
  • Post-operative includes SP documentation of information, vital signs, teaching, insertion site assessment and sheath removal. Use of vascular closure devices per department policy, applying vascular pressure, monitoring and alerting physician to changes, documenting and reporting to transferring nursing units
  • Preparation of sterile procedural setups. Adhering to sterile technique in all procedures
  • Maintaining communication with family and/or significant other pre, during and post procedure
  • Accurate patient positioning and assistance in selection of radiographic techniques for optimal visualization and minimal radiation exposure to patient staff and physicians
  • Responsible for proper image acquisition, archival and image processing specific to procedure type
  • Assures standard completion of patient/computer reports, calculations, and appropriate procedural charges
  • Maintains professional training and continuing education as required by discipline
  • Promotes positive working relationships and “teamwork” concept within the department and throughout the organization
    Able to assist in minor troubleshooting of minor equipment repair in lab. Stocks supplies, instruments, and equipment according to storage allocations. Alerts and notifies manager of equipment/supply concerns or problems with operational performance
  • Participates in QA program and daily equipment room checks
  • Participates in the orientation of new staff and education of students
  • Responsible for the review and knowledge of Departmental polices and procedure guidelines, skills checklists, medications review, and safety and disaster guidelines annually
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health errors
  • Interacts professionally with patient and family
  • Respects patient’s confidentiality and right to privacy
  • Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance as necessary
  • Anticipates the needs of the physician
  • Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case
  • Provides patient/family education pre and post procedure
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle emergency situations during high-risk procedures competently
  • Appropriately responds to a patient in an emergency or physically stressful situation
  • Utilizes initiative, is self-motivated; manages time and activity effectively
  • Attends required meetings and participates in activities as requested
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE – 2 years Cath Lab experience

EDUCATION – Graduate of an accredited school of cardiovascular technology or radiography, or background knowledge and skill set in cardiovascular patient care. Interpretation of EKG’s and hemodynamic pressure tracings

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE – Current registration for RCIS/ARRT; current BLS/ACLS certification preferred. ACLS required within 6 months of hire

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