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Memorial Health

Memorial Health

Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Cath Lab Tech

Job Locations US-IL-Springfield
ID
2023-17355
Category
Imaging
Position Type
PRN

Overview

Perform responsible technical work on patients in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Responsible for the operation of various types of equipment and apparatus in providing assistance and support to the physicians performing procedures. Responsible for the proper operation of x-ray equipment and radiation safety.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduate of approved School of Radiology or equivalent training (if hired before September, 1990).

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • BLS required and ACLS preferred within 12-24 months of hire date.
  • Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety license required.
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certificate required.
  • Has successfully completed a basic EKG class after employment within one year.

Experience:

  • One year patient care experience required.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Completion of radiation safety classes within 90 days of employment is required.

Responsibilities

  1. Set ups and operate a variety of electrical equipment in a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory during a variety of procedures.

  1. Monitors the patient's electrocardiogram during procedures, alerts the physician of any irregular heart activity or change in pressure. Charges the patient appropriately for the procedure.

  1. Explains all procedures to the patient along with risks involved. Obtain consent forms signed by the patient prior to the procedure.

  1. Prepares patients for procedures.

  1. Acts as a circulator in the case, connects monitoring lines, checks pulses, collects and sets up appropriate equipment for the case.

  1. Performs as a sterile assistant, assists the physician in scrubbing and maintaining a sterile field, assists the physician with catheter and/or equipment insertion and removal. Dresses and/or sutures insertion site following the procedure. Sets up arterial pressure line (if needed) or pulls sheath and obtains hemostasis.

  1. Assists in the use of arterial closure devices.

  1. Records, interprets, and calculates various types of data collected during the procedure.

  1. Maintains equipment, corrects equipment malfunctions and reports malfunctions for repair.

  1. Instructs technologists and others in the performance of technical procedures, operations of equipment, and collection and interpretation of data.

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the proper operation of x-ray equipment used in the Cath Lab.

  1. Monitors and is responsible for quality assurance of the x-ray equipment.

  1. Maintains continuing education classes to assure certification.

  1. Participates in the on call rotation.

  1. Collects appropriate past patient information for the physician to review (old cine films, cath records, etc.).

  1. Adheres to behavioral standards.

  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

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