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Cardiovascular Technologist IV

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Job ID: 966057
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

The Cardiovascular Technologist I assists with the performance of cardiac catheterization procedures, utilizing at least abasic clinical skill level knowledge base. Assists with the collection and documentation of clinical data. Interprets this patient data by recognizing changes in the patient's hemodynamic status. Reports these changes to the appropriate personnel (i.e., physicians, physician extenders, nurses, supervisor, etc.) Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to help provide appropriate patient care in a safe environment. Demonstrates appropriate and correct use of patient care equipment (i.e., defibrillator, NIBP, doppler, etc.), insuring that this item is clean, in working order, and has a current Bio-med sticker. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in the operation of the radiographic equipment used for cath procedures. Demonstrates the ability to perform computerized hemodynamic monitoring and recording. Demonstrates the ability to set up and assist as scrub tech with diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of aseptic techniques used to prepare trays, prep patients, and scrub cases. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care to patients of all developmental stages: Infant, child, adolescent, adult and elderly. Demonstrates the skills necessary to assist with patient emergencies. Demonstrates competency in pulling sheaths and recognizing bleeding complications. Maintains a clean and stocked work area. Assists RN in attaching and removing monitor equipment from the patient. Demonstrates cost-effective use of supplies and participates in maintaining appropriate inventory.

Responsibilities

1. Works with monitoring equipment in procedures, recognizing abnormal pressures and heart rhythms.

Sets up and/or uses equipment necessary for the physician to perform the cardiac catherization and monitor the patient's hemodyamic status.

Sets up and/or uses equipment necessary for the physician to perform the cardiac catherization and monitor the patient's hemodyamic status.
2. Electronically documents the procedure, vital signs, EKG rhythms, and heart pressures. Uses computerize hemodynamic monitoring and recording/documentation systems.
3. Assists RN with connecting patient to hemodynamic monitoring equipment before a case and removing after a case.
6. Understands techniques for performing diagnostic and interventional procedures. Will average assisting in 200 diagnostic and 100 interventional cases/year.
4. Assists in the transport of patients to and from the cath lab.
7. Understands each supply item and it's use (catheters, balloons, stents, guide wires, etc.)
5. Uses aseptic technique and universal precautions to help prevent infections to patient, self and staff.
8. Utilizes age specific knowledge in providing care and assisting w/ procedures for all age groups. Knowledge in emergency situations.
9. Operation of emergency and standard equipment within scope of practice. Utilizes departmental and hospital resources to help provide quality patient care.
10. Cost containment with equipment/supplies without compromising patient care.

Correctly obtains and opens requested supplies.
11. Pulls sheaths and readily identifies and reports complications.
12. Utilizes radiation safety techniques to decrease exposure to radiation. Assists in cleaning the room after the patient has left.

Minimum Requirements

High School or GED or higher degree required

Required training or education requirements:

Allied Health (Radiology Technologist, Nuclear Technologist, CT Technologist or Respiratory Therapist) degree with valid NC license/registration OR RN with one year relevant experience and valid NC RN license OR Graduate of a two year AD Cardiovascular program with valid diploma OR High School graduate with current RCIS certification and two years related work experience in cardiac cath lab or electrophysiology lab.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Tavis Richardson, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

   

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