Are you ready to bring your expert clinical skills to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the country for cardiology? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
The Cardiovascular Intervention Center is a core element of the Smidt Heart Institute, performing more than 8,000 procedures a year. The department serves the populations of neonates to and including geriatrics. In this twelve-laboratory facility, we perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for coronary artery disease, heart muscle function and heart valve dysfunction.
What will you be doing in this role?
The Catheterization Lab Technician I, under direct supervision utilizes physiological monitoring/recording systems, creates, manipulates, enhances, stores/records analog and digital radiographic images that visualize areas of interest involved in diagnostic, electrophysiology and interventional cardio-vascular procedures and examinations. You will perform a range of technical and supportive patient care tasks in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements. Experienced CVTs that meet the qualifications of Tech I and also have three years' experience along with ACLS and RCIS may qualify for the CVT Tech II position.
Assists with CVIC procedures utilizing approved protocols per standards of practice for safety, speed, organization, precision, and accuracy based upon the department's accrediting agency and/or department guidelines for exam protocols, adhering to department safety and productivity standards.
Scrubs, monitors, assists, and circulates safely and timely, supplying necessary equipment and performing vascular site management, while supporting FDA approved and clinical research procedures.
Assists in database maintenance through accurate charting/digital imaging archive and/or transfer to other media.
Performs all diagnostic tests, including coronary and structural heart intervention using electronic physiologic monitoring equipment and accurately records ECG, electrograms, hemodynamics, echocardiographic and other vital tracing obtained throughout the procedure.
Prepares and administers contrast and follows department procedures and guidelines in handling of contrast to comply with all safety requirements. Observes radiation and laser protection to regulatory safety requirements.
Participates in inventory control, assures rooms are properly stocked, and maintains par requirements. Maintains crash cart as needed.
Adheres to the medication management/disposal guidelines, to include receiving, stocking, and holding the medication container provided by the Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) to enable the LIP to withdraw medication. Discards the container once it is empty.
Recognizes and reports defective equipment immediately and marks equipment as "out of service".
Assists in performance improvement activities and other department/organizational committees, such as The Joint Commission, safety audits, turn around time (TAT) projects, and customer service.
Performs sterile processing within guidelines for sterile field and equipment preparation, including inspection, counting, cleaning, patient and equipment transport, room stock, and documentation, with notification to supervisor and action needed for resolution.
What we are Seeking:
Education : High School Diploma or GED required
Successful completion of an Accredited CVT program with at least 800 hours of clinicals as part of that training program required
Basic Life Support required
ACLS preferred. ACLS is required if put into a Tech II position
RCIS preferred. RCIS is required if put into a Tech II position.
No experience required for Tech I
At least three years' experience required to qualify for Tech II position
Constant standing, walking, talking, and hearing.
Frequent sitting, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling.
Occasional Lifting, pushing, pulling, stooping, and crouching.
Must be able to push, pull and lift.
Working Title: CV Technician, Cardiac Cath Lab - 12 hr.
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