Experience: Minimum one year Cardiac Catheterization Lab Tech. Experience (including clinical time). Experience with physiological monitoring systems, sterile scrub technique, interventional and diagnostic heart catheterizations and pacemaker implantations.
Education: Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. The Radiologic Technologist must show proof of certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, renewable yearly. The Radiologic Technologist must show proof of certification by the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association. Formal training in an interventional Cath Lab is desired.
Special Skills: RCIS required. South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners “Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist” license required.
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the GHS Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the GHS Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two years.
Position Summary: The Cath. Lab Tech performs all routine diagnostic and emergent therapeutic angiographic or catheterization procedures. Assures equipment is functioning properly. Produces and evaluates data, information and images used by the physician in the performance of the procedure. Assists team members in all aspects of patient care, monitoring patient’s vital signs, interpreting status information and performing functioning in one or more of the following: monitor, scrub, or circulating technologist. Educates patients, family members and cath team. Stocks inventory and all other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: Medium
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.