The cardiac catheterization laboratory technician assists doctors during invasive cardiovascular procedures such as cardiac catheterization. The technician is an essential member of the team. The duties scrubbing to assist the MD, circulating for supplies to assist during procedure, and monitoring the patient’s hemodynamic status during the procedure. These services will be performed in the cardiac cath lab.

In the execution of job duties, it is the universal expectation that all tasks are performed with a patient centered focus, while also seeking opportunities to continually improve core processes. Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need, which may include but is not limited to: holidays, extended shifts, night and/or weekend shifts, standby and/or on-call. This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this job. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Reports to: Director of Cardiovascular Services

Essential Functions

Assists the physician with cardiac catheterizations.

Demonstrates competency in sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and set up of instrument table.

Under the direction and supervision of the physician administers medications pertinent to cardiac catheterization. Demonstrates competency in IV access and phlebotomy procedures for the patient.

Demonstrates competency in Holter monitor. This includes initialization, application and correct removal. Scans Holter monitors accurately and efficiently, identifying, documenting, and reporting any significant/life threatening arrhythmias to MD.

Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures. (ACLS protocol)

Operates and ensures the quality control of all equipment utilized in the cath lab. Exhibits extensive knowledge of all related equipment within the laboratory to include but limited to intra-aortic balloon pump, fractional flow reserve.

Ensures supplies and equipment are available and in working condition, including instrument sterilization if applicable.

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