Interventional Technologist Cardiac Cath Lab

Requisition ID
2020-127038
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Cath Lab
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8A-4:30P
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Saint Joseph Health System
Location
KY-LEXINGTON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Assist Interventional Cardiologists, Radiologists, and Vascular Surgeons in Cardiac Cath Lab/Interventional Radiology/Endovascular with cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.  Performs duties as scrub and monitoring staff.  Provides radiation safety and general safety for patients, themselves and other staff.  Provides patient and family education and supports customer satisfaction and service excellence. Works as part of the Cath Lab/IR/Endovascular team and supports nursing functions.  Demonstrates and maintains all applicable competencies related to imaging and device based equipment used in these Interventional procedures areas.  Performs with competency in Code STEMI and Code Stroke alerts.  Documents and evaluates the outcome of interventions.  Provides on call services as assigned.

 

  • Responsible for the operation of c-arm radiation equipment, provides radiation protection, and demonstrates competency for all procedural applications.
  • Prepares sterile fields without error or violation of integrity of aseptic technique. Functions as scrub assist and hemodynamic monitor.
  • Knowledgeable regarding prep and use of all current devices in Cath Lab/IR/Endovascular inventory. This includes devices and adjunct therapies to include athrectomy, IABP, IVUS, Impella, CTO, DES, DCB, OCT, thrombectomy, and embolic coils.  Procedures include PCI, PTCA, and PTA, cerebral and visceral angiograms and interventions, stent placement, line placements, dialysis access maintenance, pacemaker and ICD implant.
  • Demonstrates rapid decision making, critical thinking, and clinical leadership skills. Acts as preceptor. Responds quickly and effectively to STEMI, Stroke, respiratory and cardiac arrest.
  • Provides patient/family education related to procedure and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
  • Assists nursing staff in all aspects of patient care. Reports all deviations of standards to nurse leader.
  • Maintains CPACS database.
  • Demonstrates competency in arterial and venous sheath removal, hemostasis, and access site management.
  • Demonstrates competency in EKG recognition and hemodynamics.  Alerts Cardiologists to changes from baseline.
  • Provides care to patients peri-procedure and assisting in pre and post procedure care.
  • Maintains readiness for rapid transport for emergent or salvage CABG or vascular surgery.

 

Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • Associates degree or higher in Imaging Science
  • Registry ARRT required. Kentucky State Radiation Operator License required.
  • Specialty ARRT registry in CV, CIR, CI, or VI desired.
  • BLS and ACLS certification required.

Experience (required and preferred):

Minimum 2 years’ experience in Imaging Science. Previous experience in Interventional services to include Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, and Endovascular preferred.

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