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Cath Lab Tech, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Full Time (Days)

Ottumwa, Iowa

Req ID CATHL025174 Post Date Feb. 15, 2024 CategoryTechnician FacilityOttumwa Regional Health Center
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Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Ottumwa Regional Health Center provides a wide range of health services, including emergency medicine, critical care services, medical/surgical, acute rehabilitation, obstetrics, and pediatrics, as well as specialty services such as cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic radiological services, wound care, pain clinic, sleep lab, pathology, and so much more.

Where We Are:

Ottumwa is a center for “cultural and commercial development” known for its low cost of living, abundant recreation and entertainment, and outstanding education and healthcare facilities. You’ll find something new and exciting to do every day in Ottumwa where there is always a new adventure awaiting on the other side of the bridge.

Why Choose Us:

  • Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
  • Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
  • Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
  • And much more…

Position Summary:

The Cath Lab Services Cardiovascular tech will perform the following duties:

  • Prepares the suite in a timely manner by ensuring the cleanliness of the suite, fresh linens, setting up sterile procedure trays with proper equipment for the designated exam. Ensures equipment is working properly.
  • Enables the patient to be moved safely onto the procedure table and prepares the patient’s procedure site according to proper aseptic or sterile technique, making sure the site is clear of obstruction that hinders radiologic imaging.
  • Assists Cardiologists with diagnostic heart catheterization, and peripheral vascular intervention procedures in the role of sterile scrub assistant who anticipates the needs of the physician to complete the exam.
  • Achieves and maintains hemostasis of a brachial or femoral artery or vein puncture site post-procedure. Reports the presence of a stable hematoma to the physician and monitoring nurse.  Recognizes and immediately reports the need for assistance from the physician in case of an abnormal hemostasis emergency.
  • Operates angiographic equipment and modifies its parameters as necessary to properly visualize, record, and guide Cardiologist’s placement of needles, wires, catheters, balloons, stents.
  • Operates physiologic/hemodynamic monitoring computers during cardiac catheterization. Records and announces intra-cardiac pressures and cardiac rhythms to physicians during the procedure.
  • Administers contrast media via IV cannula, arterial access catheter, venous access catheter or drainage catheter per Cardiologist’s order and monitors patient response to contrast.

Risk Management

  • Standards – Assures patient safety and minimizes risk liability.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital policies/procedures.
  • Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, unsafe conditions, or employee/patient/visitor injury-accident to manager.
  • Appropriately completes variance reporting.
  • Actively participates in departmental quality improvement.

Documentation

  • Assures complete and appropriate documentation of patient care.
  • Ensures accurate and timely performance of billing functions.
  • Correctly identifies the images from the procedure to be permanently stored on digital media from which the physicians will, afterward, be able to adequately dictate the scope of the procedures including the method of performance, the supplies used, the importance of the images taken, the size and nature of any temporary or permanently placed devices, and the result of diagnostic or interventional procedures. Will select and permanently store these images on the appropriate recording device for medical records and copies of the records will be sent to the physician offices.
  • Assists with maintaining the appropriate amount and scope of supplies needed to carry out the daily operations of the Lab by reporting needs and shortages to appropriate personnel or filling out and submitting order forms to Materials Management.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)
  • BCLS, ACLS

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Two years prior experience with general vascular and/or coronary angiography preferred.

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE:

  • Current Active Iowa RT(R) Licensure

EEOC Statement:

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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