The Cardiac Catheterization Labs & Hybrid OR are specialized invasive procedure rooms where diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral-vascular procedures are performed under fluoroscopy on patients from neonate through geriatrics. The Cardiovascular Technician (CVT) is an integral part of the invasive team and is responsible for the monitoring the safe use of all radiological equipment.
The incumbent must have experience and a strong knowledge base with the operation of hemodynamic monitoring equipment used for cardiovascular procedures in both the Cardiac Catheterization and Hybrid OR settings. Duties include, but are not limited to, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and recording, pre/post procedure preparation, patient transport, digital imaging processing, assistance with inventory control, supply management/usage, and maintenance of a safe work environment.
Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.
Knowledge and ability to operate radiology (RT only) and auxiliary equipment for assigned modality to provide quality images.
Knowledge of processor maintenance and imaging techniques. Must be able to adapt to new programs and equipment upgrades as the radiological field advances.
Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
Knowledge and recognition of pressure waveforms and ECG analysis.
Knowledge of laboratory supplies and their location.
Teach safety practices and equipment operational practices.
Participate in establishing policies and procedures; participate in on-going CQI program.
Provide orientation and instruction to new cath lab staff; provide teaching to fellows, nursing students and visitors.
Willing and able to work in a cooperative fashion with other staff members.
Knowledge and skills to comply with AORN standards
Ability to work over-time as required.
Ability to meet 30-minute emergency call-back/on-call requirements.
RCIS certification required or obtained within 6 months of hire.
ACLS & PALS certification required or obtained within 3 months of hire.
RT License preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working as CVT required in a dedicated cardiac catheterization lab.
Must be able to be on-call and work overtime, nights and weekends.
Must be able to wear lead apron (15 lbs.) for several hours/day.
Must speak and write clearly and professionally for effective communication.
Must have strength enough to assist in lifting patients.
Must see well enough to read monitors from 10 feet away.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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