Providence is calling a Cardiovascular Cath Lab Technologist (Cardiac Cath Lab, Days, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
When you're not busy in the Lab, you can step outside to be surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Alaska and engage in one of the many outdoor activities unique to this region. Join a collaborative team with an unwavering commitment to putting patient care first, and a management team that makes it all possible with their unwavering commitment to you.
We are offering a $15,000 sign-on bonus and an applicable relocation package to qualified applicants
In this position, you will:
Responsible for patient care in cardiovascular/interventional radiology Labs. Pre-operative preparation includes obtaining patient status report from Nursing Units, SP Documentation Sheet information, Permit, lab studies, Physician orders, IV site, pre-op medications, allergies, contrast history/information/teaching, vital signs, preparation of invasive procedural sites, EKG/physiologic monitoring equipment/positioning, and surgical preparation. Intra-operative includes, scrubbing, circulating or monitoring the case and alerting Physician to changes in patient status, the administration of appropriate oral and intravenous medications under the direction of the performing physician, assures safe radiation protection protocol, maintaining good patient communication/rapport for comfort/status assessment, and vital signs. Post-operative includes SP Documentation Sheet information/vital signs, teaching, insertion site assessment, removing sheaths, use of vascular closure devices per department policy, applying vascular pressure, monitoring/alerting Physician to changes, and documenting reports to Nursing Unit. Works on-call rotation to meet the needs of the department after regular business hours.
Preparation of sterile procedure trays/set-ups. Adhering to "sterile" technique in all procedures (patient, equipment, supplies.).
Maintaining communication with family and/or significant others before, during, and after procedure. Acquisitioning Pastoral care prn.
Accurate patient positioning and assistance in selection of radiographic techniques for optimal visualization and minimal radiation exposure to patients, staff and CV Physicians.
Directly assist the CV Physicians with all CV procedures (Vascular, Cardiac, Adult, Pediatric) as scrub assistant, circulator, control-computer operator, responsible for proper image acquisition, archival and film processing specific to procedure type.
Assuring standard completion of patient/computer reports, calculations, and appropriate procedural charges.
Establish/maintain professional training/educational expertise through appropriate continuing education according to Departmental plan.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Coursework/Training from an accredited school with supervised clinical experience in invasive Cardiovascular, and/or interventional radiological procedures.
ARRT or RCIS registered preferred.
Previous Special Procedures/Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technician experience.
About the Cath Lab
The caregivers (employees) in the award-winning cath lab at Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) serve a wide range of patient populations and conditions -- from newborns to geriatrics; from stable outpatients to critical care patients. Services include diagnostic and interventions in cardiac, peripheral and neurovascular. There is a separate electrophysiology (EP) team, but the cath lab staff often helps the EP team to set-up, scrub or circulate. Cath lab caregivers come from a variety of educational backgrounds including radiology technology, nursing, cardiovascular technology and other allied health professionals (many are Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists certified). However, the lab is not divided by these certifications or licensures; caregivers perform similar tasks and have the option of rotating through scrub, circulate and monitor. There is always something new in the cath lab at PAMC that requires a breadth of knowledge and flexibility regarding patient needs, equipment, techniques and the evolving medical culture. The successful caregiver in the cath lab will be able to multitask, think on their feet and adapt quickly.
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation's best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state's largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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