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Cath Lab Technician- FT- Days- Cath Lab

Company: Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position provides aid under direct supervision of a cardiologist in Imaging by Exposure to Ionizing radiation, and other procedural technical functions that assist the cardiologist in performing a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. May provide local infiltration and of a local anesthetic at the operation site. Participates in and peripheral vascular interventional procedures as appropriate.

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

* Graduate of an accredited school of radiology technology with an associate's degree in radiology technology. Must have a current A.R.R.T and T.D.H. license if a graduate of a Radiology Program. * Or, a current Licensed Vocational Nurse having graduated from an accredited program with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification. * Or, surgical tech having graduated from an accredited program with current CST with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification. * Or, Respiratory tech with a current RRT with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification. * Or, must have successfully completed an accredited CVT program with commitment to challenge RCIS at the end of one year employment, or a current RCIS certification. * Must be credentialed in BLS with ACLS and PALS optional. * Good written and verbal communication skills required. * Ability to read, write and speak English required * Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians * Prefer hospital experience

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERICIENCE:

* Six (6) months continuous experience in cardiac catheterization lab preferred. * Angiographic special procedure experience preferred. * Must have vast anatomical knowledge. * Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner. * Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience. * Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues. * Requires good communication and organizational skills. * Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment. * Requires working with frequent interruptions. * Must project a professional image.

POSITION RESPONSIBITIES:

* Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices * Determines specific equipment needed per procedure. * Reviewing permit and consent to confirm procedure and special needs. * Appropriately select and set X-ray equipment properly under the guidance of registered Radiology tech or Doctor. * Acts as radiation safety source for team. * Monitors procedure medications equipment and all chronological events. * Assists in moving and positioning the patient. * Performs "Time-Out" in accordance with DHR policy * Appropriately drapes the patient using sterile technique. * Assists in maintaining establishing and maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, using and applying of appropriate closure device. * Ability to utilize unipolar and bipolar electrocautery. * Maintains the integrity of sterile field. * Assist with insertion of femoral arterial line and Swan Ganz lines * Performing any other duties or procedures incident to the procedure deemed necessary and directed by the cardiologist * Assist in resuscitation of patient during cardiac arrest or other life threatening events in the procedure room. * Other duties as assigned

LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Director of Cath Lab

Keywords: Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance, Brownsville , Cath Lab Technician- FT- Days- Cath Lab, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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