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Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist / Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist RCIS / RCES

Company: Ascension
Location: Grand Blanc
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

INVASIVE CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST - RCIS / ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY SPECIALIST - RCES

Cardiac Catheterization Labs

 

 

SCHEDULE:  FT Day, 6:30a-5p, weekdays. variable on-call weeknights, weekends, holidays *30 minute response time for call*

 

This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a variety of cases.  Our labs perform Vascular, Cardiac, and Electrophysiology procedures.

What You Will Do:

Under general supervision, render patient care in accordance with physician protocols to provide patient comfort and well-being. Assist the physician in conducting all invasive cardiac and therapeutic procedures by preparing equipment and patients, functioning as scrub assistant, and/or recording all hemodynamic and electrodigraphic data. Orient students and new employees, assists in the care and maintenance of the department are, equipment and supplies, acts as a resource person; assist with patient transport; attend in-service meetings and keeps current on cardiac catheterization laboratory procedures and equipment. Demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide care to the age group(s) served.

 

  • Prepare laboratory for performance of study by checking data processing equipment for proper working order, calibrating analogue recording equipment, and arranging surgical instruments using appropriate aseptic technique.
  • Verify patient's identity prior to procedure. Reviews patient's chart to confirm existence of allergies and ensures appropriate pre-operative lab and electrocardiograph studies have been carried out, and appropriate pre-operative medications have been administered. Checks for blood pressure, pulse, irregularities of heart rhythm, removal of dentures and other processes, and ensures intravenous infusion line is operating properly.
  • Prepare patient for procedure by positioning patient on table, connecting leads to an electrocardiogram, leveling transducers and preparing site of entry for surgery. Reassures patient before, during, and after procedure.
  • Monitor patient's vital signs and electrocardiograph data during procedure including recognition of arrhythmia, heart blockage, and any pattern of physiologic changes. Monitors and attends to patient's comfort during procedure, (i.e. emesis, voiding, positioning, respiratory distress, vasovagal reaction, and the like).
  • Act as a patient/family educator prior to diagnostic test or surgical procedure. Explain procedure, expectations, and answers questions.
  • Act as patient advocate when required; provides emotional support, comfort to patients undergoing diagnostic or interventional procedures.
  • Administers/dispenses meds as authorized by hospital & ordered by physician.
  • Monitor IV's, operative IV infusion pumps, oxygen, and suction equipment.
  • Record cardiac data generated by patient testing procedures, performs routine analysis, and prepares data for interpretation by physician.
  • Develop ability for electrode and generator analysis at time of pacemaker implantation.
  • Assist in care, maintenance of departmental area, equipment, supplies. Alerts appropriate individuals of malfunctioning equipment and supply needs.
  • Assist with the orientation of students and new employees to the catheterization laboratory.
  • Assist with patient transport; maintains various records, reports, files, and statistics, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature, and attending related conferences, seminars, and the like.
  • Prepare sterile set-up of instruments and supplies for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Function as a scrub assistant to the physician for these procedures.
  • Operate apparatus outside laboratory, such as Fick apparatus, blood oximeter, densitometer, etc, in order to assess physiologic parameters; handles non-sterile equipment, physiologic measuring devices, that come in contact with or are used by patients during procedures; cleans, prepares equipment and/or catheters for procedures; evaluates non-mechanical and special supplies for functional integrity.
  • Maintain logs of all events, as well as apparatus or special equipment used during procedure.
  • Monitor on-line computerized data from patients to assess and relate multiple parameters such as valvular gradients. Monitors data for abnormal readings.
  • Troubleshoot all equipment in laboratories to ensure proper operation.
  • Alert physician, health team members of pt status, any significant variations in vital signs.
  • Attend in-service meetings and others as requested. Keeps current on catheterization laboratory procedures and equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by authorized personnel.
  • Essential Functions:
    • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with patients in often stressful situations and exchange factual information regarding patients' status with physicians or other health team members;
    • Analytical skills necessary in order to review several data sources at one time, recognize normal and abnormal physiological data and make quick and accurate decisions as to patient status;
    • Ability to lift, push and pull patients to obtain proper positioning and to stand and walk up to fifty (50) percent of work time, when conducting procedures.
  • Working Conditions:
    • Normal laboratory environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, and the like;
    • Occasional (up to 20% of work time) exposure to patients with infectious diseases.
  • The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on file in the Human Resources Department will be considered the official job description.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Certified BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart
    Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
  • One or more of the following required:
    • Certified Advanced Life Support specializing in Advanced Cardio Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.Or Certified Instructor.
    • Registered Cardiographic Tech specializing in Cardiac-Intrvn Radiography credentialed from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 year) of hire date or job transfer date.(RCIS) required, or a Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES); OR must obtain CCI certification as RCIS/RCES within 18 months of hire date, and must be renewed as required.

Education:

  • Requires graduate of:
    • Accredited school of cardiovascular technology, Accredited school of radiology, or Associate degree clinically relevant health care related field, such as health science, rehabilitation.

Work Experience:

  • Experience preferred, not required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Genesys is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement


Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Flint , Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist / Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist RCIS / RCES, Other , Grand Blanc, Michigan

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