Cardiovascular Tech I

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
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Address: 214 East 23rd Street, Cheyenne, WY, USA

Job Description

Job Code: 194
Department: Cardiac Cath
City: Cheyenne
State: WY
Employment Status: Full-time
Category: Allied Health
Schedule: Day Shift
Hours Per Week (ex. 24 not 24-32): 40
Requisition Number: 5754

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was founded in 1867 as a tent hospital by the Union Pacific Railroad to treat workers injured while building the transcontinental railroad. Today, we are the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming, employing over 2,000 people, and treating over 350,000+ patients from southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska, and northern Colorado. We pride ourselves on patient and employee experience by living our core values of Integrity, Caring, Compassion, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Excellence to I.N.S.P.I.R.E. great health.

Our team makes a difference every day by providing trusted healthcare expertise through a passionate and I.N.S.P.I.R.E.(ing) approach with a personal touch. By living our values, we aim to achieve our goal of becoming a 5-star rated hospital, providing critical support and resources to our community and the greater region we serve. If you are eager to make a difference and passionate about healthcare, we encourage you to apply today!

Why work at Cheyenne Regional?

  • ANCC Magnet Hospital
  • 403(b) with 4% employer match
  • 21 PTO days per year (increases with tenure)
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Employer Sponsored Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance program

Day in the life of a Cardiovascular Tech I:

Under the supervision of the Coordinator or RN, assists with all noninvasive and invasive diagnostic and interventional cath and EP procedures.  Able to meet all performance standards in scrub and monitor assist positions.

Here is what you will be doing:

  • Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission and philosophy of CRMC and department/service line.
  • Scrubs assistant to the physician: Sets up and maintains the sterile field. Assists MD throughout the procedure with safe and appropriate patient positioning and diagnostic and/or interventional equipment manipulation.
  • Maintains proper documentation on cath/EP lab forms within the scope of practice. Safely transports patients to and from the cath/EP lab.
  • Verifies proper patient preparation pre-procedure.
  • Monitors patients throughout non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Identifies changes in patient’s cardiac rhythm and hemodynamic status. Responsible for accurate and thorough data collection, measurement and calculations.
  • Operates x-ray equipment, balancing quality imaging with radiation safety.
  • Functions independently with all cath/EP procedural equipment which includes operations, troubleshooting and calibration.
  • Documents any equipment problems during the procedure and contacting appropriate responsible parties and/or repair service.
  • Communicates with nursing units, ancillary units/departments and patient’s family as directed by MD or RN.
  • Informs management of any unusual concerns, situations or conditions relative to staff, patients and physicians.
  • Performs accurate chart documentation and completing patient charges in electronic medical record.

Desired Skills:

  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Establishes and maintains relationships conducive to collaborative team approach
  • Accurately assesses and records patient hemodynamic information
  • Knowledge of all cardiovascular procedural equipment and ability to troubleshoot any problems that may arise
  • Knowledge of radiologic equipment and radiation safety
  • Functions at a high level of competency under the supervision of RN/MD

Here is what you will need:

  • One of the following educations and/or certifications: Cardiovascular Tech or Rad Tech program, Wyoming RRT, Scrub Tech Certification, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Wyoming or National EMT or Paramedic Certification
  • Cheyenne Regional AHA RQI within 14 calendar days of start date
  • 6 Months: AHA ACLS within 6 months of start date
  • 6 Months: IV training and competency within 6 months of start date

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