Registered CVT

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  • Savannah, GA
  • SJH - Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Part Time Benefitted - Days
  • Req #: PR16288-10376
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  • Position Summary
    • The Cardiovascular Technologist maintains standards that relate to patient care and technical services performed during the pre-procedural and procedural periods for diagnostic and therapeutic invasive procedures by serving in the roles of monitoring, circulating and scrubbing procedures. The focus of these standards is to assure optimal examinations, interventions and post care while maintaining the highest level of patient safety and comfort possible.
  • Education
    • Completion of Certified Cardiovascular Program or Completion of Certified Radiological Program or Completion of Certified Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Experience
    • 1-2 Years Invasive Procedures - Required
  • License & Certification
    • Professional Certification - Required
    • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist(RCES) or Registered Radiological Technologist(RTR) or Registered Respiratory Therapist(RRT) - Required
    • Basic Life Support - Required
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Required
  • Core Job Functions
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skill to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patient being served. Demonstrates principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient populations served. Coordinates patient care needs with team members and other appropriate departments.
    • Maintains aseptic/sterile technique during invasive procedures per policy. Anticipates needs and provides procedural supplies and/or equipment to the physician. Proficient in arterial and venous access management.
    • Proficient knowledge in the management of cardiac and emergency medication. Accountable for standards of care as related to analgesia and/or moderate sedation. Compliant with the use of Pyxis for medication access per hospital policy.
    • Accurately enters procedural documentation and patient charges per department guidelines. Major arrhythmias and hemodynamic events are identified and communicated to ensure proper action for patient safety. Maintains radiopharmaceutical logs and computer entries for period of time required by the DNR.
    • Routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment is performed in accordance with manufacturer recommendation and department policy. Work orders involving equipment are entered promptly into the system. Staff education regarding care and operation of equipment is conducted annually and documented as needed.
    • National certification/registry is maintained. Competency in the use of all department equipment and performance of all department procedures is demonstrated.
    • Knowledgeable of Joint Commission, OSHA and CMA regulatory guidelines concerning the care of the invasive cardiac patient. Participates in quality improvement processes surrounding Surgical Care Improvement Project, AMI Core Measures, Door to Balloon time and American College of Radiology Standards to achieve highest level of performance. Assures team is included in patient safety activities such as Time Out, Read Back/Verify, Implant verification and procedural sponge and instrument counts.

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