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Cardiac Cath Lab Tech

Singing River Health System
Pascagoula

Job Description

The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist works under the supervision of a Physician in the performance of minimally invasive and invasive fluoroscopic guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and is responsible for providing for the comfort and well being of the patient. Procedures consist of complex vascular and non-vascular procedures including cardiovascular, electrophysiology, endovascular, and neurological interventions. The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist is responsible for pre-procedural set up andbpatient prep, operating various radiology and support equipment, sterile field, scrub and monitor duties during the procedure as well as assisting with post-recovery duties. The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist is responsible for image archive management and appropriate documentation for the purpose of supply management, billing and procedural documentation, as well as materials management & inventory maintenance. The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist assumes responsibility for ancillary tasks/duties associated with the delivery of high quality, safe, cost-efficient patient care. The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist assists physicians, clinical nurses, RCIS, and RTs with all aspects of the procedure. He/She participates in the training of less senior clinical staff and students .

Education
Graduate of an accredited School of Cardiovascular Training program, or a graduate of other medical specialty program.

Certification
Must be a Registered Technologist who is currently licensed to practice in the State of Mississippi. Must be BCLS certified or be certified within six (6) months of hire date; ACLS certified or certified within six (6) months of hire date is required.

Experience
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in cardiovascular laboratories is preferred. Must have a thorough knowledge of cardiac and peripheral anatomy and physiology.

Physical Demands
Stands, bends, turns, stoops, lifts, climbs and uses many physical motions in performing daily activities; must be able to stand for extended periods of time wearing lead aprons and do a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue; must have good bilateral finger dexterity; must be able to see and function under low-lighting conditions and hear above excessive equipment noise to operate equipment and interpret results.

Mental Demands
Ability to maintain flexibility and to adapt and work within a high stress and constantly changing environment.

Special Demands
Must be available to work evenings, nights and/or weekends. Must be available for on-call assignments or alternate work schedules.

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