SoutheastHEALTH CV Registered Technologist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
CV Registered Technologist
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Cath Lab Full-Time
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
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
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
Must be able to read, write and speak English