The Lead Cardiovascular Specialist is an essential member of the cardiac team with a high degree of precision and concentration, skilled to monitor patients' comfort and safety during test and assist Physicians during procedures. Mentors, trains and provides guidance to staff; may assist in scheduling and resolving coverage issues.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Maintain sterile techniques to prepare room, equipment table, and provide quality care to patients.
- Monitor equipment to ensure appropriate working conditions and during procedures. Alert the care team of any changes.
- Retrieve supplies under the direction of physicians and nurses during the procedure as needed.
- Maintain stock at par level in the procedure room by restocking rooms after each procedure with items used during the procedure. Restock lab area as needed.
- Participate in product evaluations.
- Count the number of revolutions during a rotablator procedure.
- Turn on and check all equipment at the beginning of the day. Trouble-shoot problems and immediately contact the appropriate person to repair equipment
- Check the monitoring equipment, intravascular ultrasound, pacemakers and IABP pump in working condition. Trouble-shoot problems and immediately contact the appropriate person to repair the equipment.
- Assist in the transport of patients and transfer of patients to the procedure table.
- Perform assignment according to established guidelines
- Assist cardiologist with selective procedures.
- Apply principles and practices of asepsis.
- Perform surgical scrub, gowning, and gloving procedure.
- Set up sterile instrument table and prepare supplies according to type of procedure.
- Assist in draping of patient and procedure area according to need.
- Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people, and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
- Responsible for arterial sheath management.
- Present minimum of two in-service to other techs per year.
- Must submit 24 CEU's per 2 years in approved cardiology-related topics.
- Takes call. Manages equipment, supplies and inventory.
- Required to preceptor new staff.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Shared Duties and Responsibilities
- Greet visitors and answer telephones promptly and courteously. Escort visitors to appropriate area, when necessary, promptly and courteously.
- Answer physician pagers and refer to appropriate staff.
- Maintain a safe, clean, and functional environment, including removing trash and bringing physical plant equipment problems to the attention of the managers.
- Transport patient on stretchers or wheelchairs, as required.
HS Diploma/GED. Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
10 years of experience in cath or ep lab
Licensing and Certification Requirements:
RCIS/RVS strongly preferred or foreign MD who has passed MBBS examination may substitute.
Microsoft Office - Intermediate
General Skills and Competencies:
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