Catholic Health Initiatives Cath Lab Technologist - Cath Lab - FT .9 (Days/Call) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Cath Lab Technologist - Cath Lab - FT .9 (Days/Call)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Assists physicians during special radiologic procedures

requiring experience and advanced training in the Cath lab. Serves as a

resource person for other personnel regarding hemodynamic monitoring and

radiation safety. These procedures vary

in advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures requiring

experience and advanced training in the cardiac cath lab. Such procedures

include, but are not limited to, coronary angiograms, PTCAs, peripheral and

coronary artery stent placements, pediatric and adult heart catheterizations,

peripheral PTAs, ICD implants, PPM implants, electrophysiology studies, EP

mapping, EP ablation, valvuloplastie, structural heart procedures, and laser

procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Assists the physician with imaging during diagnosis and treatment ofcardiac cath lab patients of diverse ages. Ensures quality of imaging and imageacquisition, DSA, and hemodynamic monitoring. Ensures radiation safetypractices are used for patients and personnel.

  • Proficient with aseptic technique and assists physician with scrubbingduring procedure. Transport patients toand from the cath lab. May apply manualpressure to puncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedures.

  • Assists with technical utilization of physiologic monitoring/data devicesin the cath lab. Calibrates physiologic and monitoring devices. Preparesappropriate forms to document procedural data. Prepares and maintainsphysiological data after completion of each procedure.

  • Sets up trays for procedures using sterile technique.

  • Assists physician with scrubbing during and after procedure.

  • Prepares skin and drapes patient for procedure using aseptic technique.

  • Acquires supplies needed for procedures and may pass to physician orassistant maintaining sterile technique. Assists in maintaining inventorycontrol.

  • Administers CPR, defibrillation, Ambu, etc. as ordered by physicianduring procedure.

  • Transports patients to and from procedure rooms. Reports status of hemostasisof puncture site(s) to nurse. May apply clamp or manual pressure to puncturesite(s).

  • Patient and family education of cath lab procedures and documents ofpatient medical record.

Qualifications

MINIMUMKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Graduate of Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist certification program andcompletion of preceptorship; must be registered within one year of hire

  • OR completion of a two-yeartraining program in Radiologic technology, maintain a current Iowa permit topractice AND ARRT registry and have 2 years of experience

  • OR an Advanced Medical TrainingDegree (Associate of Science degree or Associate’s degree in Paramedic, orAllied Health Profession) with 2 years of experience.

  • Basic LifeSupport certified within six (6) weeks of hire.Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American RedCross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association BasicLife Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Basic EKG monitoring class preferred.

  • ACLS preferred - required within 6 months in cath lab.

  • Mandatory Reporter required.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7am - 5:30pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Fourth

Req ID: 2018-R0178356

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.