Cath Lab Tech

Conway Medical Center
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
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Address: 300 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway, SC, USA

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OUR CARDIAC CATH LAB IS EXPANDING! JOIN THE TEAM!

Conway Medical Center is a 210 bed healthcare system with many outpatient centers and medical staff offices throughout the swiftly growing region.  We are located minutes from Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand region of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the coastal communities we serve are Conway, Aynor, Loris, Carolina Forest, Socastee, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Surfside Beach. We are a not-for profit medical center that has been serving our communities for nearly 100 years.  What began as a single small hospital in downtown Conway has grown into a progressive, rapidly expanding organization in one of the country’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Everything we do revolves around caring for people. Caring for patients and their families and caring for each other as part of our CMC family. Make no mistake we are serious about our mission and have the resources and staff to do it well, but we also know each other and treat each other well. Conway Medical Center’s 2,000 team members follow one simple but powerful mission to improve the overall health of our communities by being a leader in health care. As the regions only Duke Health Affiliate in Heart, Conway Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab continues to grow providing lifesaving care to our communities. Our services include Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, stent placement, pacemaker and intra-cardiac defibrillator services. 

Currently offering $30,000 Sign-On Bonus

Position Summary:

The Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Lab Tech assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in an invasive procedure arena. Specializing in the care of patients undergoing basic diagnostic catheterization procedures on adult patients with known and suspected congenial and acquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease; basic interventional procedures which may include any of the following: PTCA, stent prep and placement, IABP placement and operation; basic EP procedure may include any of the following; EP studies, implantation of pacemaker, ICD, BIVICD and ablations. Operation of the physiologic and radiographic equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Room preparation and break down to include fluid preparation with accurate drug concentrations, stocking rooms, narcotic counts, daily QC checks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computer setup, and room cleanup. Prepare sterile procedure tray and patient sterile field appropriately for specified procedure type. Observe occupational and radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, lead aprons, goggles, gloves). Acquire and accurately document pertinent patient data on encounter form and enter into hemodynamic and X-ray systems. Function in all roles rotating during the day as defined: Room circulator- Patient interaction, monitoring/vital signs and procedural documentation, setup equipment such as IABP, power injector, temporary pacer, biopsy, and sterile equipment/catheters/balloons/wires handoffs, running blood oximetry for cardiac output. Assist MD with EP Diagnostic and Mapping systems which includes Carto, EPMed and ESI. Scrub- Maintain sterile procedure, infectious control, observe all fluid patency of catheters, balloon sand manifolds, assist according to physician direction. Monitor functions in the control room operating the X-ray Equipment and hemodynamic monitoring equipment, reporting EKG, blood pressure, heart rate, pulse ox changes, recording hemodynamic pressures accordingly, scan pertinent patient and procedural information into hemodynamic system, assist with X-ray equipment and transfer images to digital archive. Ability to educate the patient of procedure expectations before, during and after the procedure. Instruct the patient of post-catheterization limitations and restrictions.

All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats.  Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.

Education:

  • Associates degree in health science required.
  • Baccalaureate academic program in health science preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in Critical Care required.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in Cardiac Catheterization Lab required.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • Current licensure or registration as determined by qualifying degree required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential required

Other:

  • On call rotation required and must respond within 30 minutes.

Special Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers, nursing colleagues, physicians, and department heads required.
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice required.
  • Strong organizational/time management skills required.
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement in emergency situations required.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
  • Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
  • Frequent exposure to bio-hazardous materials.
  • Potential exposure to blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
  • Prolonged standing and walking required.
  • Wears lead apron for prolonged periods of time.

Physical Requirements:

Medium – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.

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