The Cath. Lab Tech performs all routine diagnostic and emergent therapeutic angiographic or catheterization procedures. Assures equipment is functioning properly. Produces and evaluates data, information and images used by the physician in the performance of the procedure. Assists team members in all aspects of patient care, monitoring patients vital signs, interpreting status information and performing functioning in one or more of the following: monitor, scrub, or circulating technologist. Educates patients, family members and cath team. Stocks inventory and all other duties as assigned.
Experience: Minimum one year Cardiac Catheterization Lab Tech. Experience (including clinical time). Experience with physiological monitoring systems, sterile scrub technique, interventional and diagnostic heart catheterizations and pacemaker implantations.
Education: Graduate of a program of study leading to credentials as RN, RRT, RT(R), RVT, with current national registry in applicable discipline, and eligible for certification as Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) AND current certification by the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA), application under invasive specialist
Graduate of a program of Cardiovascular Technology, RCIS certified or eligible AND current certification by the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA), application under invasive specialist
If certified and/or qualified Navy Corpsman/Army/Air Force Medic, the above requirement may be waived if applicant has achieved and maintains RCIS credential status based on the requirements set forth by CCI AND current certification by the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA), application under invasive specialist.
Special Skills: RCIS required. South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist license required.
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the GHS Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the GHS Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case by case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two years.
Physical Requirements: Medium
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
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