EP / Cardiac Cath Lab Tech, Days, Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Fort Pierce, FL
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute is a 380-bed acute-care hospital offering a full range of services. Lawnwood is home to the most experienced Heart Institute on the Treasure Coast and offers diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic care, including open-heart surgery. Other hospital services include a 24/7 emergency department, pediatric emergency department, labor/delivery and birthing, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic services, and a full range of inpatient and outpatient general surgical services. Lawnwood provides the area's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level II Trauma Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Lawnwood is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as Certified Primary Stroke Center. Lawnwood's Physical Rehabilitation Center is CARF accredited and the hospital is a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Attack by Healthgrades. At Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, patients come first - no matter what!
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. Historically, HCA has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence!
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.
Continuously prioritizes patient needs based on assessment/reassessment findings for each patient.
Recognizes and reports changes in patient status and condition to those professionals directly involved in the patient's care.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in the performance of cardiac catheterization assessment and reassessment and implementation of the patient's orders in accordance with the department and organizational standards and policies.
Utilizes and integrates all available patient data in determining the proper completion of the patient's cardiac cath procedure.
Interprets data to ascertain accuracy prior to distribution to physician for interpretation.
Recognizes and reports signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to physicians, department director, supervisor and/or appropriate agency.
Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, cardiac disease and possible treatment (under guidance of physician) of the needs of the population served.
Performs and documents cardiac catheterization procedures required by assignment consistent with Hospital and department policies and developmental needs.
Evaluates and documents patient's response to the procedure performed and communicates difficulties experienced during the performance of the procedure to aid the physician in their diagnosis.
Makes appropriate and timely referrals as patient needs are identified.
Works collaboratively with other health care team members to insure patient care and to identify potential opportunities.
Ensures correct contrast is utilized within policy guidelines and according to patient's history, weight, age and known allergies.
Assists with patient transportation to ensure patient safety and reduce waiting time.
Lawnwood's EP Lab performs an average of 10 cases per month
Hours worked: M-F, 7-3:30 or last case
Call: Every 3rd day, Every third weekend
Department Orientation: Tailored to candidate
Ideal candidates will be energetic, hardworking, and flexible, with a "go-getter" mindset.
Education in a school of Cardiovascular Technology
Previous experience in a Cardiac Cath Lab required
Current BLS & ACLS Certifications (American Heart Association) as a Healthcare Provider
May consider Radiology Tech, Paramedic, or Special Procedures Tech with Cath Lab experience
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment of up to 50 lbs.
Ability to deal with stressful situations and to stand for long periods of time