Performs basic and advanced cardiovascular radiographic procedures in the Catheterization and/or Electrophysiology Laboratories to include monitoring, scrubbing and/or panning. Assists the physician and clinical staff with diagnostic interventional and surgical procedures.
Operates all monitoring, recording and related equipment used during procedures. Collects and prepares pertinent data for use by physician/staff. Prepares, delivers, and picks up reusable items for re-sterilization.
Monitors patient electrocardiogram for cardiac dysrhythmias.
Operates the defibrillator and performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation when required. Provides assistance in emergency situations.
Assists in pre and post procedure activities related to equipment and patient care. Performs initial troubleshooting on equipment. Performs calibration, cleaning and quality assurance measures on equipment.
Identifies cardiovascular and peripheral vascular anatomy for documentation purposes.
Obtains and documents clinical data during procedures in procedure log.
Prepares and operates imaging, angiographic, interventional and storage systems.
Positions patient and selects exposure factors for all radiographic procedures performed in the department.
Supports physician and staff during procedures. Scrubs to assist physician with diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures with knowledge of equipment and equipment options.
Performs bloom operation (i.e., overdrive pacing).Scheduled Hours
M-F five 8 hour shifts to start. Once fully staffed; schedule of 2 8 hour shifts and 2 12 hour shifts. On call to start is 2-3 days per week with 1 weekend on call every 4 weeks.Once fully staffed; one week of call every 4 weeks.
Licenses & Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Technology or related field.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Completion of an approved basic ECG interpretation course within three months of hire.Demonstrated ability to quickly change priorities in a fast-paced environment.Excellent communication skills to work effectively with physicians, patients and other staff members.Basic computer skills.