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Cath Lab Technologist - Cath Lab (7am-5:30pm)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:


Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER





GENERAL SUMMARY:

Assists physicians during special radiologic procedures
requiring experience and advanced training in the Cath lab. Serves as a
resource person for other personnel regarding hemodynamic monitoring and
radiation safety. --These procedures vary
in advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures requiring
experience and advanced training in the cardiac cath lab. Such procedures
include, but are not limited to, coronary angiograms, PTCAs, peripheral and
coronary artery stent placements, pediatric and adult heart catheterizations,
peripheral PTAs, ICD implants, PPM implants, electrophysiology studies, EP
mapping, EP ablation, valvuloplastie, structural heart procedures, and laser
procedures. --







ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

-------------- Assists the physician with
imaging during diagnosis and treatment of cardiac cath lab patients of diverse
ages. Ensures quality of imaging and image acquisition, DSA, and hemodynamic
monitoring. Ensures radiation safety practices are used for patients and
personnel.

-------------- Proficient with aseptic
technique and assists physician with scrubbing during procedure.-- Transport patients to and from the cath
lab.-- May apply manual pressure to
puncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedures.

-------------- Assists with technical
utilization of physiologic monitoring/data devices in the cath lab. Calibrates
physiologic and monitoring devices. Prepares appropriate forms to document
procedural data. Prepares and maintains physiological data after completion of
each procedure.

-------------- Sets up trays for procedures
using sterile technique.

-------------- Assists physician with scrubbing
during and after procedure.

-------------- Prepares skin and drapes patient
for procedure using aseptic technique.

-------------- Acquires supplies needed for
procedures and may pass to physician or assistant maintaining sterile
technique. Assists in maintaining inventory control.

-------------- Administers CPR, defibrillation,
Ambu, etc. as ordered by physician during procedure.

-------------- Transports patients to and from
procedure rooms. Reports status of hemostasis of puncture site(s) to nurse. May
apply clamp or manual pressure to puncture site(s).

-------------- Patient and family education of
cath lab procedures and documents of patient medical record.

--

MARGINAL
FUNCTIONS:


-------------- Cross-trains in other job
functions as needed.

-------------- Participates on committees as
assigned.

-------------- Serves as resource for training
and instructing personnel in Cath Lab Tech role.

--

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

The
above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe
the essential functions of the job as identified but should not be considered a
detailed description of all work requirements that may be needed to perform the
duties of this position.-- Must have
ability to maintain skills and perform tasks required for the position as
outlined in the list of department competencies.












MINIMUM
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

-------------- Graduate of Cardiovascular
Invasive Specialist certification program and completion of preceptorship; must
be registered within one year of hire

OR completion of a two-year
training program in Radiologic technology, maintain a current Iowa permit to
practice AND ARRT registry and have 2 years of experience

OR an Advanced Medical Training
Degree (Associate of Science degree or Associate's degree in Paramedic, or
Allied Health Profession) with 2 years of experience.

-------------- Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of
hire.-- Acceptable credentialing bodies
and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional
Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare
Providers.

-------------- Basic EKG monitoring class
preferred.

-------------- ACLS preferred - required within
6 months in cath lab.

-------------- Mandatory Reporter required.

















Additional Information


































































  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0253407

























































































































































  • Schedule: Full-time




























































































































































































































































  • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Cath Lab Technologist - Cath Lab (7am-5:30pm), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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