Provides health care services to patients coming to cardiac Catheterization Lab. Performs hemodynamic monitoring and reporting of cath procedures to include interpretation and analysis of hemodynamic waveforms and data input to the patient reporting system . Assists Interventional Cardiologists and vascular surgeons in the performance of diagnostic and interventional cardiac and vascular procedures. The Cardiovascular technologist will be cross-trained to perform a scrub technologist role to assist physicians during Cardiac Catheterization and vascular procedures. Responsible for student supervision and evaluation for those students assigned to them along with periodic orientation of new staff. Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics. Provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. By performing all tasks in an efficient, responsible and caring manner, the employee will be dedicated to meeting the needs of customers and staff. In doing so, will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care with respect to the special needs of each patient age group serviced as well as those persons with disabilities. Assists in maintaining inventory needed for procedures and stocks supplies upon receipt.
Operations of Hemodynamic Monitoring and reporting system: Performs warm-up procedures on equipment. Prepares, sets up hemodynamic and reporting system at the beginning of procedure. Accesses patient demographic information via interface. Enters all required patient information into the reporting system. Ensures proper connection between monitoring system and patient. Ability to troubleshoot when issues with connectivity. Ability to transfer report to syngo dynamics system for final report.
Explains each step of the action plan to the patient, as it occurs to elicit the cooperation of the patient.
Assists the team in setting up patient on the procedure table.
Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and others. The appropriate application of the ALARA principle and the proper application of the radiation safety standards related to time, distance and shielding. The appropriate use of gonadal and lead shields. Monitors fluoroscopy time as required by BMHMC policy. Maintains controlled access to restricted area during radiation exposure.
Completes and evaluates all required documentation.
Previous Cardiac Cath lab experience with strong knowledge of hemodynamics. Current BLS/ACLS certification. Associated degree in Cardiovascular/Respiratory preferred. Level of computer skill necessary in order to demonstrate a working proficiency with Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel® and Windows-based operating systems. Physically able to perform CPR, lift and transfer patients, document and stand/walk for extended periods of time, and wear protective gear as appropriate for assigned area including, but not limited to, lead garments and isolation garments. Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 0-25 pounds.