Job Title: Cardiovascular Invasive Technologist
Department: Cath Lab
A member of the Cardiac Catheterization team who performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures through the utilization of specialized equipment under the direct supervision of a qualified physician. Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, families, physicians, management, and other department personnel. Participation in cross-training, rotating shifts and on-call are absolute.
Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist or Graduate of an accredited school of cardiovascular technology or graduate of an accredited radiologic technology school. At least one year cardiac catheterization lab experience.
BLS/ACLS certification. Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Essential Functions of the Job:
Prepares the laboratory for procedures. Turns on all equipment and assures proper function. Calibrates all equipment.
Performs quality control testing for ACT and oxygen saturation equipment. Sets up all necessary flush and contrast solutions.
Checks sterility of all essential supplies. Sets up procedure tray using sterile technique. Enters pertinent patient information into hemodynamic and radiology equipment.
Prepares patients for procedures, obtains all pertinent patient history and demographic data, accurately explains all aspects of the procedure to the patient. Gives patient pre and post procedural instructions.
Connects patient to all essential monitoring equipment (BP cuff, EKG, oximeter, etc.) Checks for femoral, radial, and/or brachial pulse. Prepares arm and/or groin area using sterile/aseptic technique.
Applies sterile drape over patient in a sterile fashion. Sets up and flushes manifold and supplies. Assists with the procedure as indicated by physician.
Communicates professionally and effectively with physician, patient, management, staff and family members.
Maintains pleasant and professional telephone etiquette. Takes messages accurately and relays to proper personnel in a timely fashion. Utilizes all paging systems in a proper manner.
Reports problems with equipment and/or supplies to appropriate personnel. Makes recommendations to Coordinator on related duties, policies and procedures.
Able to work under stressful situations maintains composure and uses good judgment. Reaches logical conclusions.
Responds appropriately and efficiently in life-threatening situations. Assists staff as needed during an emergency situation.
Maintains a positive attitude to enhance team participation. Promotes teamwork through collaboration and role modeling.
Maintains good working relationships with staff members and physicians. Responds in a positive manner during high volume and short staffing situations.
Member of the on-call team as assigned. Voluntarily seeks additional duties within the department.
Assists in transporting patients when necessary. Assists with stocking supplies and inventory maintenance. Demonstrates expert clinical skills and serves as a resource to others. Participates in training new employees.
Maintains a clean and orderly work environment. Cleans and sets up the laboratory after each use.
Prepares the laboratory at the end of the day. Returns procedure trays and equipment to Central Supply for sterilization in a timely fashion. Returns all equipment and supplies to designated areas.
Ensures strict adherence to standards of care. Ensures proper adherence to staff attire.
Ensures proper adherence to sterile/aseptic technique. Ensures proper adherence to sterile traffic patterns.
Respects the individuality of each staff member, patient and their family members. Respects and protects patient's rights and confidentiality.
Provides patient care to promote quality care through interactions with others and proper utilization of resources. Performs procedures according to established hospital protocol and/or physician instructions. Complies with manufacturer's guidelines for use and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
Maintains safety. Possesses knowledge of radiation safety and universal precautions. Possesses knowledge of hospital and departmental fire and safety regulations, electrical hazards, and disaster plans.
Possesses knowledge of hospital and departmental hazardous materials and appropriate disposal mechanisms for listed toxic substances.
Reports any hospital or departmental hazardous conditions involving the safety and well-being of patients and staff members.
Responds to changing department needs and adapts to new procedures. Contributes to quality improvement plans for the hospital and/or department.
Originates own ideas for adapting to the changing environment. Learns new procedures through observation and by obtaining information from relevant sources. Attends in-services and conferences regularly.
Identifies own learning needs. Identifies opportunities to upgrade personal and professional growth.
Identifies personal performance deficiencies. Accepts feedback on personal and professional development in a positive manner. Reads current literature. Seeks supervision as needed or required.
Holy Name Medical Center