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Cardiac Cath Technologist - Cardiac Cath Lab

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2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 3176
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2021

Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Cardiac Cath Lab

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 10HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-7P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

Summary:
As part of the cardiac cath team, the Cardiac Cath Tech assists the physician in surgical and invasive percutaneous procedures, to include, but not limited to: diagnostic and peripheral angiograms, Coronary stenting, percutaneous tranluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomies, peripheral angioplasty, carotid angiogram, iliac angiogram, renal angiogram, temporary pacemaker and assistive device placement. Performs lab administrative duties and supply inventory. The Cardiac Cath tech also monitors patients’ vital signs, and documents patient responses to the various procedures. Working under the direction of the physician, the Cardiac Cath Tech I also administers medication as ordered and documents appropriately. The initial competency assessment should be done six months post training, and annually thereafter. The Cardiac Cath Tech is responsible for his/her own continuing professional development.


Responsibilities:
1. Administers to patients in age group of adolescents through geriatric instructions on procedures, monitors vital signs, starts IVs, performs appropriate preoperative research of chart including informed consent and laboratory values.
2. Maintains established department policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
3. Operates physiological monitoring equipment. Records and interprets hemodynamic data. Maintains continuous monitoring system and monitors EKG recording, is able to identify arrhythmias.
4. May perform moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines.
5. Prepares documentation as required by professional/department standards.
6. Loads pressure injector with contrast media as directed. Sets controls for appropriate volume and pressure and triggers injection upon physician order.
7. Scrubs with physician, assembles sterile equipment, instruments, catheters, etc., and assists physicians with cutdown/percutaneous approach and other duties related to the sterile field. Is able to scrub right and left procedures, interventional procedures, temporary line insertions, and other miscellaneous procedures.
8. Administers prescribed medications under guidance of the physician. Observes and reports patient's response. Documents accurate notes and gives accurate report to nursing unit.
9. Assists with cardiac output determination as well as other calculations. Has good working knowledge of all diagnostic catheters, interventional catheter-based equipment and sterile supplies.
10. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation and has working knowledge of emergency medications, CPR, and defibrillation. Maintains BLS and ACLS certification
11. Takes call for emergency procedures as required and responds promptly.
12. Ensures equipment and supplies are readily available within procedure room.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Certified Cardiovascular Tech

Education:
Essential:
* Associate Degree

Other information:
1. Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduation from an accredited school of Cardiovascular Technology strongly preferred. Related work experience will be evaluated/considered.
2. Licensure\Certification: Registered or eligible Certified Cardiopulmonary or Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) required. BLS and ACLS are required. (may be completed within 90 days of initial hire and maintained thereafter).
3. RCIS or RCES strongly preferred.
4. Experience: Cath/EP lab or related procedural experience preferred.
Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

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