Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist

Bell Hospital Tower
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
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Address: 4000 Cambridge Street, Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

Full Time

Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist performs advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, peripheral vascular procedures, and structural heart procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Cardiac Cath Lab Technologists are responsible for scrubbing, monitoring, and assisting providers as requested. Technologists respond with the team to patient distress situations and assist with equipment quality control and inventory management.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in transporting patients to nursing units.
  • Attends to patient needs during cardiac lab procedures.
  • Circulates during procedure, as applicable.
  • Obtains and records hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data by operating – hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Participates in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Participates in On-call per established call schedule, if applicable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Prepares patient and equipment for cardiac lab procedures by preparing site of entry, – draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting up pressure transducers and tubing.
  • Prepares the Cardiac Lab procedures rooms by ensuring that adequate stock is available.
  • Scrubs during procedure, as applicable. Assists the physician in maneuvering  catheters.

* Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

* Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited Radiology Technologist Program or accredited CVT Program
  • ** Previous experience scrubbing in a Cardiac Cath, Interventional Radiology or Electrophysiology Lab or a graduate of a certificate or degree granting program or post-secondary educational program in a health science or related field may be substituted for the professional education requirement above
  • American Heart Association ACLS required within 6 months of hire
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification
  • RCIS must be acquired within 2 years
  • Knowledge of radiation safety
  • Basic EKG interpretation
  • High:  Read and write English
  • High:  Ability to learn and use multiple imaging hemodynamic and medical record systems

Preferred:

  • ARRT Certifications (R) (American Registry of Radiology Technologists)
  • Registration as a Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT)
  • Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)
  • Knowledge in computer-based imaging and hemodynamic management
  • Proficient in EKG interpretation
  • Basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology
  • Bachelor’s Degree

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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