Community Health Systems Cath Lab Tech (Certified) - Full Time / Day Shift (plus call rotation) in St. Petersburg, Florida
Performs diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations and other related procedures.
Inserts small catheters through a needle into the blood vessels and into the heart so that X-rays, angiograms and other recordings can be taken to determine the heart's structure and function.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks under general supervision including:
Assures that all CCL procedures are provided upon properly identified patients, according to approved policy/procedure with a high level of proficiency.
Carefully checks physician s orders to insure accuracy and thoroughly explains the procedure to the patient and reinforces patient education, addresses related questions and/or concerns.
Consistently obtains the appropriate clinical information on each patient and provides it to the physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Circulates within the sterile environment, reviewing patients with a high degree of proficiency.
Accurately maintains pharmaceuticals and infusions under the direction of the cardiologist.
Performs ACLS/BLS and cardioversion/defibrillation safely and with a high degree of proficiency.
Assists the cardiologist with various diagnostic procedures with a high degree of expertise.
Assists the cardiologist with a high degree of expertise in various interventional procedures: peripheral and coronary angioplasty and stentings, and Angiojet.
Assists the cardiologist with a high degree of expertise in various Electrophysiologic procedure including EP studies, ablations, pacemaker insertion, ICD insertion, CARTO mapping, and running the Prucka Cardiolab.
Prepares patient for all procedures providing and maintaining a sterile field.
Achieves hemostatsis with<3% hematoma rate.
Safely transports patients and accurately reports data to appropriate personnel.
Accurately and consistently recognizes arrhythmias and/or abnormal rhythm and waveform changes and alerts the team immediately.
Operates hemodynamic equipment proficiently and accurately identifies, records, and reports information appropriately according to approved policy and procedure.
Consistently sets proper parameters digital acquisition.
Accurately burns CD s, troubleshooting processor for quality images.
Consistently follows radiation safety precautions for self, team and patient.
Assures that appropriate inventory levels are maintained and that all necessary supplies and equipment are readily available for use when needed with an emphasis on cost effectiveness.
Demonstrates the ability to review a situation, consider the alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action, and performs all other duties assigned with enthusiasm and expertise resulting in positive outcomes.
Sets up IABP and is able to assist in insertion of balloon as well as maintaining the pump and trouble-shooting any and all alarms and malfunctions.
Certification or Associate's Degree in AMA accredited Allied Health Related field or
Completion of formal surgical technician training or
2 years experience in Cardiac Cath Lab
Any of the following certifications/licenses: RTR, RRT, RCVT, RCIS, EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN, CST
Job: Nursing Services
Organization: Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Location: FL-St. Petersburg
Requisition ID: 1740966