Cardiovascular Technologist

Professional Clinical/Allied Health
2020-R0277597 Requisition #
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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Assist with the setup, operation, and maintenance of mechanical circulatory support systems, and perform hemodynamic profiles for assessment of critically ill patients.

Education and Licensure Required:
Associate’s Degree –OR- completion of training program
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Minimum Experience:
One (1) year of experience –OR- completion of training program

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology and anatomy


1. Provide technical support for all non-investigational mechanical circulatory support systems, including the intra-aortic balloon pump, ventricular assist devices and other life support systems. With the guidance of the Coordinator or experienced CSS Specialist, assist physicians with the implementation of the MCS systems by assembling pumps according to the manufacturers' recommended procedures.
2. Operate and maintain the MCS system under the direction of a physician.
3. Respond rapidly to the need for the initiation, maintenance or troubleshooting of all MCS systems in the OR, ICU, CCU, Cath Lab, and ER.
4. Perform hemodynamic profile determinations as ordered by physicians.
5. Assist research staff with investigational MCS devices (Jarvik 2000, Abiocor, Tandem Heart) and study protocols including: monitoring, data entry on case report forms.
6. Assist with the transport of patients receiving support with any MCS system to tests and procedures away from the patient’s room.
7. Maintain cleanliness and storage of all MCS device related equipment.
8. Package pumps removed from patients for return to manufacturer or for study purposes.
9. Completes departmental documentation for record keeping and patient charges.
10. Communicates with Manager or Coordinator all critical department activities to allow for the proper coordination of research activities and personnel resources.
11. All other work duties assigned by the department Coordinator, Manager or Director.

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