Cath Lab Technician

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Cath Lab Manager performs a variety of technical and related duties in support of the activities of the lab. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.

 

Responsibilities:
Assists cardiologists during cardiac catheterizations peripheral and Electrophysiology procedures but not limited to; flushing and removing arterial and venous lines drawing of arterial and venous blood samples. May be required to assist attending cardiologist and scrub in on procedure which may include passing of guide wire and injecting coronary arteries with contrast.



Operates and maintains non-radiographic equipment.



Provides post catheterization care including removal of sheaths monitoring vital signs and peripheral circulation.



Ensures that Examination Room is properly supplied equipped and operational before procedures. Selects sets up and operates angiographic and hemodynamic monitoring equipment necessary for catheterization laboratory procedures.



Assists patient in assuming required position and assists instructing the patient regarding the procedure. Sets up sterile equipment and trays. Assists with sterile draping and procedures. Attached defibrillator monitor and observes ECG rhythm.



Operates image archival back-up system during procedures and plays back images as ordered by physicians.



Monitors right and left heart pressures and balance gauges for accuracy hemodynamic wave forms and arterial blood pressure. Responsible for numerical interpretation of wave forms. Verbalizes changes to the physician and staff.



Responsible for operating digital equipment including digital image acquisition and processing and analysis of data as well as reproducing images on a CD.



Troubleshoots angiographic and hemodynamic equipment and assists manager or designee in arranging for repairs and preventative maintenance.



Completes records pertinent to procedures performed.



Responsible for entering procedure charges and inventory in Lifechart (EPIC) for billing purposes.



Maintains established hospital and department policies procedures and objectives for quality assurance safety environmental and infection control.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Equivalent to Bachelor Degree including Exercise physiology or Radiologic Technology Training.

Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) preferred. BLS and ACLS certifications required within six months of employment. Must be able to recognize to recognize common cardiac arrhythmias within six months of employment.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout Lifespan with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

One year Radiology Exercise Physiology or Cardiology experience. Cardiac Cath Lab or special procedures experience required.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYCIAL REQUIRMENTS:

Healthcare environment such as acute care hospitals physicians� offices and ancillary healthcare enterprises. Works with medical equipment and has direct patient contract. Any potential hazards are minimized or nullified by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions including use of safety equipment and protective clothing.



SUPERVISORY ACTION:

None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union