Invasive Cardio Tech I - Cath Lab - Le Bonheur - #604342

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Date: 11/25/2021 23:00 PM

City: Memphis, Tennessee

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Summary


Under direct supervision, performs work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to perform procedures on patients undergoing cardiac diagnostic, Cardiac interventional or Electrophysiology procedures. Provides technical support in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values

Education/Experience/Licensure


Graduate of formal program in:



Work Experience



Credential/Licensure



Respiratory Therapy



No prior work experience



  • RRT in state of employment
  • Current BLS Certification. ACLS or PALS required within 6 months of date of hire.



Respiratory Therapy



Minimum of one year respiratory care experience



  • CRTT in state of employment
  • Current BLS Certification. ACLS or PALS required within 6 months of date of hire.



Cardiovascular Technology (CVT)



No prior work experience



  • Effective July 1, 2021: Associates are eligible to take the RCIS or RCES certification exam after one year of employment. Must pass the certification exam within 12 months after the eligibility period starts.
  • Effective July 1, 2021: Current associates who are not certified must be certified by July 1, 2022.
  • Current BLS Certification. ACLS or PALS required within 6 months of date of hire.



Surgical Technology



Minimum of one year of Cath Lab work experience



  • CST, CSFA, or RCIS
  • Current BLS Certification. ACLS or PALS required within 6 months of date of hire.




Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient in basic and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) or pediatric advanced life support (PALS) if working with children is preferred, OR must be completed on or before the end of the orientation period.
  • Must demonstrate the ability & desire to learn and practice clinical competencies of the Invasive Cardio Tech.
  • Ability to effectively relate and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of workflow.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, assists physician/surgeon during cardiovascular diagnostic, cardiac interventional or Electrophysiology procedures. In rotation with the multi-disciplinary team, performs the responsibilities of scrub, monitor, or circulate during surgical procedures.
  • Must be available for on-call if required in designated area and respond within the designated time frame for emergency procedures.
  • Educates the patient and/or patient’s family about the procedure before, during, and after the procedure. Provides instructions and information on post-procedure limitations and restrictions. Observes, evaluates, and reports changes in the patient’s condition to the RN or physician. Initiates emergency procedures and protocols as needed.
  • Administers contrast media and medications within the scope of limitations and consistent with medication administration practices and policies.
  • Performs a variety of testing to assist with diagnosis and treatment. Collects, labels, processes, stores, and transports specimens in accordance with procedures. Performs 12-lead EKGs, identifies cardiac rhythms, and recognizes lethal arrythmias.
  • Documents care delivered in the patient’s medical record in accordance with policy and procedure for the department.
  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, quality standards, compliance activities, and policies and procedures.
  • Provides support in the preparation, care, maintenance, and availability of cath lab or electrophysiology lab supplies and equipment.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.


Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: heavy work - exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently.
  • Will be required to wear lead apron for extended periods of time.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

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