Provides technical assistance to performing physician during diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, structural heart procedures, and other related procedures. Responsible for direct care of patient during procedure as well as management of hemostasis post procedure. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned laboratory.
Assists the physician with adult and pediatric cardiac catheterizations including but not limited to the following procedures and techniques: myocardial biopsy, transluminal coronary angioplasty and stenting, rotational atherectomy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, cardiac assist device insertion, percutaneous valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve implantation, peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.
Practice of sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table.
Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures.
Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion and airway management.
Assists with ongoing clinical research trials pertinent to the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Records, monitors, and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
Responsible for primary and secondary hemostasis during and after procedure.
Operates and ensures the quality control of hemodynamic recording devices, fluoroscopy and cine-angiographic x-ray equipment, oxygen consumption equipment, and blood analysis equipment.
Exhibits extensive knowledge of all related equipment within the catheterization laboratory.
Assists with the training and orientation of students, techs, cardiology fellows, and cardiac catheterization technologists new to the department.
Preparation of arterial lines.
Performs appropriate billing for services rendered or equipment used as related to cardiac catheterization.
Collection and analysis of arterial and venous blood samples including specimens sent to laboratory, blood gases, and saturations.
Participates in Joint Commission-mandated educational programs.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required), Associate's Degree-Healthcare Related Degree (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) within 6 months - Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA)
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