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Cardiac Cath Tech at Nemours in Orlando, Florida

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Nemours Children's Hospital is seeking a Cardiac Catherization Lab Tech to join our team in Orlando, Florida!

The Cardiac Catheterization tech operates sophisticated equipment and provides patient care during Catheterization procedures. Assists the physicians in performing diagnostics and interventional cardiac catheterization, diagnostics and therapeutic electrophysiology studies and interpreting hemodynamic waveforms and electrocardiographic tracings. Assist cardiologist in device implementation procedures and surgeons in completion of surgical procedures in the cath lab. Assist
in the operation and maintenance of fluoroscopic, digital image recording and electrophysiology equipment. Assist in the development of policies and procedures. Collects data for quality control program. Assist with inventory controls and maintenance of computers reports. Patient care in individualized to the age/development al, psycho-social-cultural need.

Essential Functions:

1. Operates hemodynamic/physiologic recording, digital cineangiographic and electrophysiologic equipment.
2. Performs and interprets hemodynamic waveforms. Operates physiologic recording computer system including routine programs for diagnostic procedure and special measurement program for interventional procedures. Maintains storage and retrieval systems for all records.
3. Maintains proper performance of physiological recording equipment and biplane digital angiographic equipment. Recognizes and trouble shoots problems with equipment.
4. Prepares surgical trays, instruments, contrast media, room and patient for scheduled procedures. Assist the physician during diagnostics and interventional procedures, EP studies, pacemaker implantation and related procedures in the CICU and OR.
5. With the approval of the Medical Director, Chief of Cardiology and Administrator develops policies and procedures for quality control of physiologic recording and processes, digital recording processes and record storage and retrieval systems. Monitoring quality control indication.
6. Provide age and developmental appropriate care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
7. Maintains clinical competency in all aspects of cardiac catheterization and provides direct patient care as needed.
8. Provides safe and appropriate patient care.
9. Recognizes and indentifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development. Strives to increase knowledge through independent study.
10. Assess own strengths and weaknesses, identifies goals for professional growth and strives to meet these goals.
11. Participates in quality improvement activities to enhance patient care.
12. Provides age and developmental appropriate care to infant, children and adults.

Job Requirements:

  • Associates Degree Required
  • PALS certification required upon hire
  • 'Minimum of five years experience in cardiac catheterization (peds preferred); Two years must include participation in interventional and electrophysiologic procedures
  • Minimum of one year as a scrub assistant and with maintaining research protocols
  • Knowledge of sterile technique, cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathology and patho-physiology is required. Must possess sufficient knowledge to identify equipment failure and malfunctions and assist in trouble shooting and repairs.
  • RCPT or RCVT certification preferred

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