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SoutheastHEALTH CV Registered Technologist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

CV Registered Technologist

Licensed Technical
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Cath Lab Full-Time

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Description

Day ShiftThe Cardiovascular Registered Technician is a highly trained and skilled technologist with a thorough working knowledge of cardiovascular disease, anatomy, and procedural techniqueBegin

  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.

  • Prepare and position patients for testing.

  • Maintain a proper sterile field during procedures. Corrects observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique

  • Cleaning of instruments for sterilization

  • Utilizes universal precautions on all cases.

  • Performs procedures safely with minimal supervision. Requests assistance when performing unfamiliar procedure, recognizes own limitations.

  • Identifies and corrects potential hazards and safety measures to prevent injury including patient and occupational related hazards

  • Assist cardiologist with vascular procedures, such as preparing balloons and stents.

  • Injection of various drugs and contrast media through the catheter and is familiar with possible reactions and appropriate response to such reactions

  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.

  • Recognition of pressures from various heart chambers and basic EKG abnormalities.

  • Monitoring and documentation of procedures, conditions during procedure

  • Calculates hemodynamic tracings. (R & L heart caths)

  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.

  • Identifies and manages emergency situations.

  • Notifies appropriate healthcare provider when an immediate clinical response is necessary based on procedural findings and patient condition

  • Communicates effectively

  • Maintain IV skills

  • Activate fluoroscope and camera to produce images used to guide catheter through cardiovascular system.

  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment

  • Practices radiation protection for both the patient and them self. Applies ALARA.

  • Maintains accurate records of service and supplies utilized

  • Supervise or train other cardiology technologists or students.

  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as ordering/inventory of supplies.

  • Duties require interaction with different age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Works hours as needed and requested by leadership, takes rotating call.

  • Assumes responsibility for portions of quality assurance program.

  • Pursues ongoing continuing education

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Become

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (or registry eligible) Registered Radiologic Technologist RT(R) and/or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

  • Registered in your modality specialty within one year of assignment to the area

  • Graduate from approved school of Cardiopulmonary Technology and/or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist by CCI, or equivalent preferred

  • ACLS required

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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