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Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist

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Professional Clinical/Allied Health
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Patients Medical Center (PMC) provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services—wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women’s services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.
 
 
POSITION SUMMARY
Accountable for supervision of the room staff's performance, coordination of the room's schedule, and communicating with the Cath Lab management team to ensure efficient utilization of resources. also 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. The focus of the responsibilities below is to assure optimal quality examination and intervention while maintaining the highest level of patient care and safety.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Licensure
Required:
Associate's Degree -OR-
Registered as a Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR) ,  Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS), or Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT)
CPR certified
 
Minimum Experience
Minimum five (5) 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
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Exhibits strong organization skills such as: strong interaction and time management skills, independent problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and fiscal management skills. Ensures departmental atmosphere is professional and patient oriented to enhance patient care
  2. Responsible for managing staff and room activities to maximize productivity. Coordinates staffing assignments within room to ensure technical role assignments are responsive to patients’ needs and reflective of staff member abilities. Makes suggestions for staffing and procedural changes and collaborates with other departments in the hospital as needed
  3. Works in conjunction with schedule coordinator, managers, supervisors, and other room leaders to facilitate departmental productivity.  Initiates actions to minimize case delays, reports schedule information promptly to schedule coordinator and other appropriate personnel.
  4. Operates the radiographic equipment utilizing radiation safety procedures
  5. Operates physiologic recorder/database system with expertise recognizing arrhythmias and normal/abnormal waveforms
  6.Operates manifold, power injector, and other support equipment (VCR, ACT machines, oximeters, and transport monitors)
  7.Develops cines when necessary according to policy
  8.Able to recognize basic equipment malfunctions and troubleshoot equipment in room. Report malfunctions to Biomed promptly if unable to resolve
  9.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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Provide support for EP, interventional and scrub assist for AAA procedures or radiographic/digital imaging technique as needed
  13. Responsible for training and education of new employees in the cardiac catheterization lab. Participates in departmental educational programs by collaborating with staff educators to facilitate orientation and acclimation of new staff members. Provides educational opportunities and lectures for all staff members.
 
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
  • Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
  • Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
  • Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
  • Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

About Us


As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems, CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. We are home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston. Our additional markets include CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute carefacility in East Texas); St. Joseph Health System (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley); and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport in Lake Jackson.


In partnership with our physicians and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. Learn more about our mission-based culture at CHIStLukesHealth.org.


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Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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