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Cath Lab Assistant at Common Spirit

Cath Lab Assistant

Common Spirit Houston, TX Full-Time
Overview

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an internationally recognized leader in research and clinical excellence that has given rise to breakthroughs in cardiovascular care neuroscience oncology transplantation and more. Our team's efforts have led to the creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world. In our commitment to advancing standards in an ever-evolving healthcare environment our new McNair Campus is designed around the human experience-modeled on evidence-based practices for the safety of patients visitors staff and physicians. The 27.5-acre campus represents the future of healthcare through a transformative alliance focused on leading-edge patient care research and education. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart® Institute and Baylor College of Medicine allows us to bring our patients a powerful network of care unlike any other. Our collaboration is focused on increasing access to care through a growing network of leading specialists and revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve.

Position Summary

Performs duties of circulating, scrub, and monitoring of invasive cardiology procedures. Demonstrates an understanding of all invasive procedures, the equipment and supplies for each procedure, and indications for performing each procedure

Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

* Operates the radiographic equipment utilizing radiation safety procedures
* Operates physiologic recorder/database system with expertise recognizing arrhythmias and normal/abnormal waveforms
* Operates manifold, power injector, and other support equipment (VCR, ACT machines, oximeters, and transport monitors)
* Develops cines when necessary according to policy
* Able to recognize basic equipment malfunctions and troubleshoot equipment in room. Report malfunctions to Biomed promptly if unable to resolve
* Exhibits a strong knowledge base of cardiovascular diseases and is able to interpret date gathered during procedures and recognize potential implications in patient care or complications
* Helps to efficiently run schedule by maintaining a smooth and steady rate of work by working independently. Communicate with other room staff and schedule coordinator to maximize the productivity of the entire department. Perform other duties as assigned to enhance patient care and efficiency
* Anticipates physician needs by being knowledgeable of: 1. procedures performed in the department and 2. equipment (catheters, guide wires, etc.) necessary for procedures. Sets up sterile trays and is able to assist physicians during procedures, utilizing septic technique. Assists in maintaining the appropriate level of medications and supplies stocked in the room
* Scrub assist for AAA, TAVR and complex endovascular procedures and radiographic/digital imaging technique for RTR's

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Licensure:

* Associate's Degree preferred
* Registered as a Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR) , Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), or Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT)
* CPR/BLS

Minimum Experience:

* Minimum three (3) year clinical experience in a hospital setting

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Documented expertise & successful completion of specialty training areas & skills checklist for at least two of the following: EP, interventional, scrub assist for AAA procedures or radiographic/digital imaging technique

Recommended Skills

  • Basic Life Support
  • Cpr
  • Clinical Works
  • Health Care
  • Injector
  • Knowledge Base
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