This job, as a part of a multidisciplinary team, assumes responsibility for the operation of the heart catheterization laboratory suite. Operates various types of cardiac equipment, monitors patient vitals, performs routine calculations, circulates, and assists the physician during the procedure upon request. Prepares the procedure rooms, equipment, and patient for the procedure.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company’s discretion.
- Required – Bachelor’s degree in biology, anatomy, physiology, or related field.
- Required – none.
- Preferred – 2 years of experience as an allied health professional.
- Required – Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA).
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) within 6 months of hire.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Detail-oriented; experience performing complex tasks which may be hazardous to the patient's welfare and skills to detect equipment malfunctions.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of internal/external visitors in a highly stressful atmosphere.
- An interest and curiosity to learn new procedures.
- Knowledge of Heart and Vascular catheterization.
- Ability to work flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
- Assist the team in patient setup and prep before the procedures and take down/clean up post-procedure using safe patient transfer and positioning techniques.
- Documentation in procedure log to reflect accurate procedure and interventions to ensure accurate billing and charge capture.
- Operates monitoring and recording devices and other cath lab equipment, excluding fluoroscopy, needed to perform diagnostic and interventional procedures under physician direction to obtain necessary medical data and ensure patient safety.
- Hemodynamic monitoring of patient during procedure and reporting values to performing physician.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.