Covenant Health

CATH LAB SPECIALTY TECH

ID
3470191
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
HEART CATH LAB

Overview

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Cath Lab Specialty Technologist - Heart Cath Lab

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Heart Cath Lab:

The mission of the Heart Catheterization Laboratory is to provide a comprehensive quality of care approach for individuals requiring emergency and non-emergency cardiovascular procedures.

The Heart Catheterization Laboratory offers the services of diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures, diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures, cardiac device implant procedures, and diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures. 

We perform procedures in 2 electrophysiology rooms, 3 heart cath labs, 1 peripheral vascular lab, and the hybrid operating room are all part of the Parkwest Heart Cath Lab. Staff members are expected to learn all roles within their scope of practice to allow for greater staffing flexibility and enhanced productivity.

Our expert cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons work very closely with highly trained RNs, RTs, and registered cardiovascular invasive specialists (RCIS) to deliver excellent patient care.

 

Our team members work Monday – Friday, and we run call teams on weekends and holidays.

We offer a variety of work schedules ranging from five 8 hour shifts, four 10 hour days, and three-12 hour shifts with on call required.

 

Position Summary:

Provide assistance to the cardiologist or cardiac surgeon in performing diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and angiography procedures, measuring cardiovascular parameters such as cardiac output, blood flow velocity, cardiovascular dynamics, cardiac electrophysiology parameters, intracardiac shunt detection, valve flow/valve area determinations, intracardiac pressure measurements, oximetry determination, cineangiocardiography, and the measurement and calculation of cardiac function indices. The technologist assists in all phases of catheterization procedure including insertion of the catheter, operation of various electronic instruments and calculation of hemodynamic data.

 

Contact Jason Shubert if you have any questions 865-374-5393, jshuber1@covhlth.com 

 

Responsibilities

  • Possesses clinical expertise and knowledge of unit to independently resolve complex patient management and physician issues.
  • Serves as a role model by assuming the role of team leader and the responsibilities of a preceptor; and, cross-trains other areas and provides education to the community and department.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, general safety and radiation safety standards, and equipment quality control.
  • Actively participates in the orientation and training of new employees and students.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in complex clinical skills to include: right and left heart catheterizations, PTCI's, stemi’s, ablations and pacemakers.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in cardiac anatomy and physiology, correlating pressure wave forms and rhythm analysis.
  • Proficient in patient assessment, monitoring and sterile technique as required.
  • Assists in the maintenance and effective use of all equipment and supplies in the clinical areas.
  • Member of department or hospital committee with documented participation of 75%.
  • Responds appropriately and timely to patients, physicians and other customer needs.
  • Provides nine (9) credit hours of in-service training per year.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications

Minimum Education:  None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience, including at least two (2) years of professional Cath Lab experience. Experience to include: clinical expertise and knowledge for structural heart, high risk PTCI, peripheral vascular, carotid intervention, T-car, cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac ablations, and cardiac resynchronization management demonstrated by observation and documented on a competency checklist.

 

Education clinical experience for certification and/or licensure is acceptable.

 

Licensure Requirement: Must hold current registration as a:                 

    • CCI Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) and/or
    • CCI Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) and/or                                                          
    • ARRT RT(R) -- preferably with a VI or CI category designation.
    • Current BLS and ACLS certifications.

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