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Invasive Cardiology Tech

Company: Elliot Health System
Location: Manchester
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY Performs technical and supportive patient care tasks, within scope of practice, to assist the physician in performing invasive cardiovascular procedures according to the standards set forth by the American College of Cardiology # Society for Cardiovascular Angiography # Interventions under the direction of the Cardiovascular Services Clinical Nurse Manager and the Cardiovascular Services Medical Director. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Scrubs and assists in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures as well as diagnostic and interventional vascular procedures and other cardiovascular procedures, including, but not limited to cardiac device implantation # electrophysiology studies/ablations, transesophageal echocardiograms and electrical cardioversions. Assists in performing emergency procedures associated with catheterization procedures such as IABP insertion and temporary pacemaker insertion. Follows established standards and practices under the direction of a Credentialed Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist, Interventional Radiologist or Surgeon. Operates cath lab hemodynamic monitoring and recording system to assure complete and accurate analysis of wave forms, values # other functions specific to the system. Operates technical equipment in the cardiac cath lab, including but not limited to the cath lab table # imaging systems. Recognizes apparent changes in patient#s condition during procedure or post procedure and immediately communicates findings to physician or nurse; seeks assistance as appropriate. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in performance of procedures specific to role in the Cardiac Cath Lab and recovery area including pre, intra and post procedure requirements. Assists if needed in other areas of cardiovascular services. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE # SKILLS Thorough knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy # physiology, hemodynamics # cardiovascular equipment and supplies. Working knowledge of formulas used to calculate gradients, shunts, and cardiac outputs. Critical thinking and ability to effectively manage emergent patient situations. Ability to recognize cardiac rhythms, life-threatening arrhythmias # intra-cardiac electrocardiogram. Ability to work independently # take initiative in completing tasks. Demonstrates superior customer service skills. Ability to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks. Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE Education: Graduate of an accredited cardiovascular technology certification program or minimum of Applied Science Associates degree or Associates degree in radiology technology. Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of cardiac cath lab or interventional radiology experience. Certification/Licensure: BCLS, ACLS required to be completed within 6 months.#Professional Certification from an accredited certifying body in radiology or cardiology including but not limited to:#RCIS, RTR#or ARRT. Software/Hardware: Ability to advance basic computer skills as the health system adds new systems or performs upgrades to existing systems. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Schedule: Work schedule may include 8-12 hours per day in addition to On-call status for call coverage when the department is closed. May be required to assume assignments in other areas of cardiovascular services to meet patient needs. * POSITION SUMMARY * Performs technical and supportive patient care tasks, within scope of practice, to assist the physician in performing invasive cardiovascular procedures according to the standards set forth by the American College of Cardiology & Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions under the direction of the Cardiovascular Services Clinical Nurse Manager and the Cardiovascular Services Medical Director. * KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Scrubs and assists in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures as well as diagnostic and interventional vascular procedures and other cardiovascular procedures, including, but not limited to cardiac device implantation & electrophysiology studies/ablations, transesophageal echocardiograms and electrical cardioversions. * Assists in performing emergency procedures associated with catheterization procedures such as IABP insertion and temporary pacemaker insertion. * Follows established standards and practices under the direction of a Credentialed Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist, Interventional Radiologist or Surgeon. * Operates cath lab hemodynamic monitoring and recording system to assure complete and accurate analysis of wave forms, values & other functions specific to the system. * Operates technical equipment in the cardiac cath lab, including but not limited to the cath lab table & imaging systems. * Recognizes apparent changes in patient's condition during procedure or post procedure and immediately communicates findings to physician or nurse; seeks assistance as appropriate. * Demonstrates knowledge and competency in performance of procedures specific to role in the Cardiac Cath Lab and recovery area including pre, intra and post procedure requirements. * Assists if needed in other areas of cardiovascular services. * REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS * Thorough knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy & physiology, hemodynamics & cardiovascular equipment and supplies. * Working knowledge of formulas used to calculate gradients, shunts, and cardiac outputs. * Critical thinking and ability to effectively manage emergent patient situations. * Ability to recognize cardiac rhythms, life-threatening arrhythmias & intra-cardiac electrocardiogram. * Ability to work independently & take initiative in completing tasks. * Demonstrates superior customer service skills. * Ability to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks. * Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills. * EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE * Education: Graduate of an accredited cardiovascular technology certification program or minimum of Applied Science Associates degree or Associates degree in radiology technology. * Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of cardiac cath lab or interventional radiology experience. * Certification/Licensure: BCLS, ACLS required to be completed within 6 months. Professional Certification from an accredited certifying body in radiology or cardiology including but not limited to: RCIS, RTR or ARRT. * Software/Hardware: Ability to advance basic computer skills as the health system adds new systems or performs upgrades to existing systems. * OTHER REQUIREMENTS * Schedule: Work schedule may include 8-12 hours per day in addition to On-call status for call coverage when the department is closed. May be required to assume assignments in other areas of cardiovascular services to meet patient needs.

Keywords: Elliot Health System, Manchester , Invasive Cardiology Tech, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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