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Cardiac Cath Lab Tech.

St. Rose Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hayward, CA posted May 8, 2022.

ALL SHIFTS, 24 Hours/Week

Job Summary: Under general supervision is responsible for maintaining a therapeutic environment for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, pacemakers, and angiography. Cath Lab Tech is responsible for performing a wide variety of specialized invasive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that assist in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

*Required Qualification: *
1. Current registered Radiology Technologist License (CRT) required.
2. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
3. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
4. Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) preferred.
5. Graduate of an Accredited School of Radiologic Technology.
6. Minimum two years experience in Diagnostic Imaging preferred.

7. Minimum two years in Cath Lab preferred.

*Essential Duties: *
* Performs specialized & routine diagnostic & interventional radiology procedures.
* Assists qualified physicians in fluoroscopic & special x-ray examinations.
* Records, stores, retrieves, & analyzes data obtained during procedures.
* Monitors the patient to recognize changes in ECG rhythm & pressure, documents & immediately communicates to the corresponding physician.
* Assists w/ procedures, ensuring maximum compliance to principles of aseptic technique by self & members of the team.
* Provides imaging during procedures.
* Completes documentation, reports & data entry on computerized exams.
* Maintains & evaluates equipment, performs quality control tests, troubleshoots & performs minor repairs as needed.
* Assists with restocking supplies for the cardiac catheterization lab.
* Sets up, maintains & monitors IABP equipment.
* Acts as a preceptor or assist in the training of new staff as well as functions as the department resource person.
* Identifies continuous quality improvement issues & assist w/ quality assurance program.
* Complies w/ requirements for being on off-hour standby coverage for emergent cardiac catheterization in dedicated cath labs or cardiac catheterization & interventional radiology procedures.
* Reports for call duty within defined time frames.
* Functions independently & autonomously when on stand-by duty.
* Demonstrates & applies knowledge in specialty areas & takes responsibility to maintain necessary knowledge, skills & abilities.
* Completes required continuous training & education, including department-specific requirements.
* Complies w/ established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood & other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos, & other hazardous substances.
* Demonstrates knowledge & skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to patients served within the unit.
* Performs hemodynamic & dysrhythmia monitoring & documentation of procedures, which may include, but is not limited to the following: Right heart cath, Left heart cath, Coronary angiography, Graft angiography, Pulmonary angiography, Menthegine provocation study, IHSS studies, Temporary pacemakers, Permanent pacemaker implantation, Intra-aortic Balloon insertion, Aortic stenosis studies, Valvuloplasties, Patent Foreman Ovale Closures, Intravascular Ultrasounds, Rotablations.
* Operates & troubleshoots hemodynamic computer systems including transducer balancing digital imaging transfer, storage, & retrieval systems in addition to dispensing patient CDs to appropriate Hospitals & Physicians.
* Familiarity w/ the Crash Cart & the CVT/Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist role in CPR & defibrillation during a Code Blue situation.
* Responsible for Quality Control on radiology imaging equipment.
* Performs other duties as assigned or required.

**As a healthcare organization, St. Rose Hospital is committed to employee health and safety. COVID-19 vaccination(s) and booster are required for all employees hired after February 1, 2022.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:
* Associate (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* BLS Certification (Preferred)
* ACLS Certification (Preferred)
* Radiology Technologist License (CRT) (Preferred)

Work Location: One location