Cardiovascular Technologist, PRN (Days)- Cardiac Cath Lab

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Feb 17, 2018
Specialty
Cardiology, Cath Lab
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Supplemental Cardiovascular TechnologistGreater Heights Hospital

Job Description
Position responsible for assisting physicians in the cath lab as part of a team who performs both diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures being proficient in all aspects of Cardiac Cath Lab procedures and requiring little to no supervision.Campus:

Greater Heights

Status:

PRN/Days



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas OR certification as an Emergency Medical Technician OR Registration or Certification as a Cardiac Invasive Specialist OR Graduate of a School of Radiologic Technology and licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist with Certification by the State of Texas as a Radiological Technologist and two years work experience as a Staff Radiographer.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support; ACLS Certification preferred.
  • One year experience in a Cardiac Cath Laboratory.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Provides technical support to physicians during catheterization procedures as a scrub technician, charter or driver, providing physician with handling of sterile equipment; records all types of cardiovascular procedures; performs physiologic monitoring of patients during procedures interpreting ECG patterns and dysrhythmias, entering patient data in computer for patient record at a competent level and according to the age/needs of the patient/population served.
  • Operates recording and imaging equipment, as required, and maintains quality control of hemodynamic equipment and film processing equipment; analyzes arterial and venous blood gas and respired gas samples through the operation of automatic analyzing equipment to determine patient’s cardiac output, metabolic state and oxygen saturation; maintains supplies and equipment in the Cardiac Cath Laboratory according to department standards.
  • Administers medications and starts IVs in accordance with designated state licensure/certification. Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards of care, within budgetary specifications, including time/supply management and accuracy of practice.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.

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