Invasive Specialist Tech - SSH Cardiac Catheterization - DAY
Department: SSEM Cardiac Catheterization
Status: Full Time
South Seminole Hospital is a 206-bed, full-service, medical/surgical community hospital located in scenic Longwood, Florida. The hospital is a part of Orlando Health and serves the residents of Seminole County, Florida. Our team is dedicated to offering quality healthcare services and programs to meet the needs of our community. We use the latest equipment, perform the most advanced medical procedures and offer prevention, wellness and community outreach services. The hospital is also home to one of Orlando Healths three Air Care Team helicopter bases, allowing critical patients to be transferred to ORMCs Level I Trauma Center. South Seminole Hospital is home to Orlando Health Behavioral Healthcare, an 80-bed psychiatric hospital.
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The South Seminole Cardiovascular Department Cath Lab assists in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and hemodynamic changes within the cardiovascular system and provides invasive support to patients who become hemodynamically unstable with the insertion of devices to assist the cardiovascular system to recovery. The Cath Lab provides admission and discharge assessment, various nursing duties, EKG and hemodynamic monitoring and calculation, medication and narcotic administration, IV therapy, cardioversion, digital imaging of the cardiovascular system, post procedure recovery, patient and family education, insertion of implantable devices and the insertion of invasive lines, i.e. Swan Ganz, and assistive devices, i.e. temporary pacemaker, IABP.
The Invasive Specialist (Technologist) performs diagnostic imaging and related procedures to demonstrate anatomy for interpretation and/or intervention for cardiovascular procedures.
A graduate of an accredited school of:
- Cardiovascular Technologist new graduate or
- AS degree in Respiratory Therapy or
- AS degree in Radiologic Technology or certificate of graduation from radiology technology program
Paramedic certification (This option is only valid for team members hired in the cath lab prior to 2008. Paramedics are no longer hired).
Maintain current BLS and ACLS certification. PALS may be required depending on unit specific needs.
The following licensure or certification is required depending on the corresponding education above:
- CVT-- Cardiovascular Technologist. Must have valid Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) Certification upon hire at Arnold Palmer Hospital. Must maintain 12 CEUs per year or 36 every three years.
- RRT-- Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Licensed by the State of Florida (Department of Health). Renewed Bi-annually.
- CRT Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Licensed by the State of Florida (Department of Health). Renewed Bi-annually.
- Rad Tech-- Valid Florida state license renewed every two years required. Valid American registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification. Renewed yearly.
- ParamedicRegistered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. Paramedics must also have valid Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification. (This option is only valid for team members hired in the cath lab prior to 2008. Paramedics are no longer hired).
One (1) year experience in Cardiac Catheterization lab is required. Able to meet all job duties of Invasive Specialist I. Must meet unit specific performance competencies.
- Delivers appropriate care while recognizing patient conditions and ensuring successful completion of procedures and protocols. Assesses the patients physical condition and age specific needs.
- Ensures that patient's education of procedure performed, needs, safety, and comfort are met while in their care.
- Acquires patients clinical history and assures that the information is accurately documented. Verifies files and records for completeness and accuracy of the patient involved in studies. Archives and amends demographic information to appropriate storage media.
- Positions patient, equipment, associated devices and manipulates technical factors to achieve high quality images for interpretation.
- Assesses processed image media for technical quality, and patient identification, ensuring that all relative anatomy is demonstrated.
- When applicable, applies principals of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and others.
- Provides physiological and hemodynamic monitoring during diagnostic and interventional procedures.
- Supports the Physician as a scrub assistant for cardiovascular procedures.
- Demonstrates the knowledge of aseptic technique.
- Appraises and evaluates actual and potential hemostasis of a vessel post procedure.
- Locates, uses and troubleshoots complex technical equipment/instruments. Acts as a resource for its operation and training
- Maintains use of customer service skills in communication with all staff, visitors and co-workers.
- Maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies, equipment, resources tools and forms.
- Understands application and technical aspects of all equipment and supplies used in all procedures.
- Ensures case turnover time to be within established department standards by maintaining proper workflow and prioritizing optimize patient care.
- Must perform at least two of the following: Department preceptor (attend basic preceptor course), charge, actively participates in quality initiative and performance improvement initiative, measures by outcomes and shared governance.
- Must be able to demonstrate competencies in four of the departments current technologies. Refer to the clinical ladder for a current list of the technologies.
- Must be a superuser on at least two of the departments clinical systems.
- Refer to the clinical ladder for a current list of the departments pertinent systems.
- Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
- Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions
- Demonstrates awareness of legal issues, patients rights and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.
- Accountable for maintaining down time productivity.
- Notifies BioMed and/or equipment company as appropriate to resolve the problem and report the incident to the supervisor.
- Demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills as required or will solicit supervisory input.
- Utilizes all department computer systems effectively and accurately.
- Assists in developing and implementing essential policy and procedures.
- Maintains a working knowledge of all-procedural changes and equipment updates.
- Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment. Maintains well stocked and organized work areas.
- Works evenings, weekends, holidays and call as scheduled.
- May be required to work at any Orlando Health facility.
- Performs all other duties as necessary to assure customer satisfaction.
- Demonstrates efficient use of supplies.
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