Cardiac Cath Lab Tech – Full Time Day Shift

Kansas Medical Center
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
Hospital or Company Website: Visit Website
Address: 1124 West 21st Street, Andover, KS, USA

Job Description

Kansas Medical Center (KMC) is a fully physician owned 58 inpatient bed hospital that opened in 2006. Our mission is to provide patient centered care through the empowerment of physicians and other care givers enhanced by state of the art technology. We are committed to the welfare of the community and will join with other health care providers to responsibly allocate health care resources to meet the needs of our less fortunate citizens.

KMC offers services in a wide array of specialties for both inpatient and outpatient services. The main campus has:
• Six operating rooms
• Two procedure rooms
• Two Cath Labs
• Intermediate care for preoperative and postoperative patients
• Three inpatient nursing units: Medical Surgical, Telemetry, and Intensive Care
• Outpatient services including: X-Ray, CT, MRI, PET, PT, Lab, and Cardiac Rehab

In addition to our main campus, KMC operates:
• Three Family Practice clinics located in Andover and Derby
• Two Cardiology Clinics located in Wichita
• Multiple Cardiology Outreach Clinics throughout the state of Kansas

KMC offers a competitive employment package including:
Pay: Competitive base pay above the market, annual pay for performance increases, annual discretionary end of year bonuses, RN incentive pay for extra shifts worked, and above average PRN differential pay.

Benefits: Affordable low deductible health insurance with no coinsurance (that’s 100% payment by KMC after you meet your low deductible on our self-insured medical plan), lucrative PTO accruals with an average of 5 weeks off in the first year of employment, up to a 4% dollar for dollar 401K match, 3% of annual salary safe harbor profit share, company paid life insurance, company paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, cell phone plan discounts, and many more top-notch benefits are offered to our employees!

Other Employee Perks: Excellent onboarding program for all new hires including new hire orientation to get you off to the right start. Internal transfer and promotional opportunities available, and self-scheduling available in some units. Sunorah Grill offers a free meal to Veterans on Veterans Day, free meals for all employees who work on Thanksgiving or Christmas, steak dinner for all employees twice a year, and when the hospital is very busy we order pizza for all employees.

 

Position:
Cardiac Cath Lab Tech, RN, EMICT or RT(R)

Hours:

Full Time Hours

Classification:
Non-Exempt

Reports to:
Nursing Services Manager

Job Code:
3300

Supervisory Responsibility:
Position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Education/Training:
The successful applicant will have one of the following professional backgrounds and education:
 Radiology Tech.
Must have a degree from an accredited school of Radiology.
 Paramedic (EMICT)
Must be a graduate of an accredited Emergency Mobile Intensive Care program.
 Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Must be a graduate of an accredited Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist program.

Licensure and Certification Requirements:
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required within six months of hire.
Conscious Sedation Certification preferred but not required.
Additional licenses and certifications required depending on professional background:
 Radiology Tech.
Radiologic Technologist License issued by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts required.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credential required.
 Paramedic (EMICT)
Paramedic Certification issued by Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services required.
 Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Certification issued by Cardiovascular Credentialing International required.

Experience Required:
One year of experience as a Cardiac Catheterization Technician or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience required.

Position Summary:
Performs a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist physicians in performing complex and invasive cardiac catheterization procedures.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Assists the physician in placement of catheters, monitors patient’s reactions, completes EKG and pressure readings; maintains record of protocol; operates defibrillator and provides other assistance as needed during patient procedures.
2. Sets up room prior to each procedure; prepares sterile tray and appropriate medications; balances and calibrates equipment including, but not limited to, imaging equipment, pressure recorders, pressure sensitive transducers, densitometer, power injector and oxygen consumption apparatus.
3. Prepares patients for catheterization procedure by providing a variety of functions i.e. attaching 12-lead electrocardiogram electrodes, non-invasive blood pressure cuffs, and sterile prepping and drape of patients.
4. Collects and analyzes samples of blood and timed expired air; calculates hemodynamic data such as average content and saturation of blood, 02 consumption, cardiac output and degree of shunt.
5. Confers with patient to obtain information for laboratory records, explains procedures, allays fears, and elicits patient cooperation.
6. Cleans, repairs, and performs routine preventive maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; cleans and restocks procedure rooms.
7. May perform conscious sedation after successful completion of conscious sedation course and competency.
8. Assesses, prepares, and positions patients for procedures and communicates patient’s condition to physician before, during, and after procedures. Performs hemodynamic monitoring.
9. May scrub heart cath procedures, peripheral angiograms, device implants, and some Interventional radiology procedures.
10. Actively participates on appropriate committees and Performance Improvement activities.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job, and that other duties may be assigned by the supervisor at any time. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice, however Kansas Medical Center will strive to notify employees of changes to their job description within a timely manner, and will require an updated signature for any changes to job descriptions.

Competencies:
1. Must be skilled in: preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence; general administrative and clerical tasks; general computers and technology; project management; attention to detail; and critical thinking.
2. Must be able to: demonstrate exceptional customer service skills; treat patients and patients’ family with respect and must not ignore, insult, argue, or offend anyone; and demonstrate appropriate and professional phone, electronic, and other communication etiquette.
3. Must possess ability to: utilize exceptional organizational and time management skills to handle multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities and deadlines; be detail-oriented; work semi-independently with minimal supervision; react calmly and effectively in difficult, stressful, and emergency situations; demonstrate good judgment, problem solving, and decision-making skills; and have cognitive ability in math, reading, and technology.
4. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills to clearly relay and retain information to and from coworkers, doctors, patients, patients’ families, and the public in order to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the community.
5. All KMC employees must be able to: work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment; demonstrate commitment to service, organizational values, and professionalism by demonstrating appropriate conduct and demeanor; interpret, follow, and apply organizational policies, guidelines, and procedures; follow safety procedures, policies, regulations, and take precautions to establish a safe and orderly environment; work well under pressure with a sense of urgency; and maintain confidentiality and discretion to remain in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
6. Must possess knowledge of: professional theory, practices, and regulations as well as knowledge of medical equipment and instruments; taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings; and administering a variety of medications and/or treatments as directed; and knowledge of medications and their effects on patients.

Work Environment: 
This position operates in a typical temperature-controlled hospital environment. Work environment generally includes moderate-to-high risk of exposure to blood/ bodily fluids. Risk generally includes moderate-to-high risk of exposure to infectious disease. This position does include occupational risk of exposure to tuberculosis (Category 2). This position also includes possible exposure to radiation. This position includes a moderate to high risk of exposure to Hepatitis B.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; occasionally required to sit for long periods of time; regularly required to stand for long periods of time; regularly required to use hands to handle, grasp, or feel objects, tools, and controls; regularly required to walk or use other means of mobility; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms above head and below waist; occasionally required to kneel, stoop, and crouch; and occasionally required to use push and pull motion. The employee must frequently be able to lift or move up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques.  The employee is required, with or without corrective lenses, to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection; operation of machines; investigating and assessing; determining accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work; and to make general observations.

EEO Statement:
Kansas Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other protected factor under federal, state, or local law.

ADA Statement:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or physical requirements of this position.

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