Siter-Neubauer & Associates, an MRINetwork affiliate is currently conducting multiple searches for a Cardiac Catheterization Lab Tech:
Siter-Neubauer & Associates, founded in 1999, in conjunction with our government & commercial customers, provides compassionate Healthcare Services to military members & the families thereof & also to the general public.
Perform a variety of technical and supportive patient care tasks to assist physicians in performing complex and invasive cardiac catheterization procedures.
Education: Completion of an accredited Registered Cardiovascular Technician Certification (RCVT) program.
Experience: The technician must have a minimum of two years professional Cardiac Catheterization experience. The technician must have worked full time or part time (greater than 20hrs/week) as a professional Cardiac Catheterization technician for at least 12 months in the last 24 months.
TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
The technician shall be required to perform Cardiac Catheterization services including the following:
- Provide clinical assistance in the Cardiac Catheterization lab.
- Set up the lab for procedures.
- Assist the cardiologist during procedures.
- Provide assistance in other cardiopulmonary service areas at the discretion of the Cardiology Element Chief.
- Educate and train new cardiac catheterization lab technicians.
- Maintain cardiac catheterization lab supplies.
- Assist with ordering and maintaining supplies for the cardio service.
- Ensure all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift.
- Ensure preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed.
- Ensure a safe work environment and employee safe work habits.
- Provide patients with the utmost care and attention. All patients shall be assured of their privacy and personal dignity.
- Prepare all documentation to meet or exceed established standards of the MTF, to include, but not limited to, timeliness, accuracy, content and signature. Only MTF and Air Force-approved abbreviations shall be used for documentation of the patient health record.
Knowledge: Must be knowledgeable of general anatomy and physiology; cardiopulmonary system structures and functions; basic pharmacology; patient care theory, procedures, and techniques; medical terminology; aseptic techniques; medical ethics; resuscitation techniques; maintaining and operating cardiopulmonary laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic equipment; medications, and medical computer systems.
Certification: Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required
- All Cath Lab personnel will support 24/7 Cath Lab operations through participation in on-call coverage if needed/utilized. If implemented, the HCW may be required to pull after hours call shifts. An on-call schedule of 1700-0630 Monday-Friday and 1700 Friday evening through 0630 Monday morning, not to exceed 15 on-call shifts a month, will be established by the Cath Lab Director or Element Chief.
- Supporting any additional Cardiology, Pulmonology, Interventional Radiology, or Vascular procedures performed in the OR, CCU, Special Procedures Clinic, Radiology, and/or Cardiopulmonary Clinic. Procedures may include but are not limited to: Transesophageal echocardiograms, cardioversions, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Intra-Aortic Balloon pump placement, temporary pacemaker placement, and Aortagrams.
- During the procedures the Tech will be responsible for pre-procedure preparations and set-up, intra-procedure assistance and monitoring, and post-procedure transportation to MSU/CCU/PACU.
- Performs cardiopulmonary laboratory administrative, maintenance, and support functions. Ensures equipment is calibrated to manufacturer's specifications. Cleans, disinfects, and sterilizes (or prepares for sterilization) cardiopulmonary equipment. Operationally checks and inspects equipment. Ensures emergency equipment is available and functional.
- Determines inventory level of disposable supplies; stocks accordingly; and returns excess stock.
- Support administrative roles within the Cath Lab to include but not limited to: Assist in preparing patient charts prior and post procedure
- Assist in maintaining cardiac catheterization laboratory programs such as safety, infection control, supply, radiation safety, etc.
- Shall have successfully completed a polysomnography training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), or have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Polysomnographic Trainee with documented proficiency in all required competencies.
- Shall have a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last three (3) years conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting and a minimum of one year of experience scoring sleep studies.
TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide age specific care in the treatment, assessment and education of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
- Program montages on sleep acquisition systems; troubleshoot acquisition and scoring program issues.
- Address environmental, equipment and engineering issues that affect patient care delivery; determine appropriate course of action including test cancellations and initiating system changes.
- Conduct and score all types of sleep studies including overnight polysomnography (multiple montages), MSLT, MWT, CPAP and Bi-level PAP titration, supplemental O2 titration, pH monitoring, and portable sleep studies.
- Perform end-tidal CO2 monitoring and some ventilator management.
- Performs test and accurately transcribes and prepares data for physician interpretations.
- Prepare and calibrate equipment required for testing to determine proper functioning and make adjustments if necessary.
- Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted standards. Perform appropriate physiologic calibrations to ensure proper signals and make adjustments if necessary.
- Perform positive airway pressure (PAP) mask fitting.
POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN POSITION DESCRIPTION
In addition to the education, qualification and experience requirements listed in the basic contract and the position description for Neurology Technician.
These requirements are outlined below:
Have completed AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A-STEP Program with at least a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last two (2) years conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting and a minimum of one year of experience scoring sleep studies. Or Board Registered Polysomnographist or Respiratory Therapist with at least a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last two (2) years conducting sleep studies in a patient care setting and a minimum of one year of experience scoring sleep studies.
If you are interested and available for employment, please send your resume, availability, and most competitive hourly requirement to Thavi Louanlavong @ TLouanlavong@sncompanies.com