UnityPoint Health

Cath Lab Technologist

Requisition ID
2022-109674
Category
Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Sioux City
Address
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Affiliate
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
City
Sioux City
Department
Cardiac Cath Lab- SLRMC
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
7-3:30, variable call
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint-St Luke's

Full-Time

7-3:30, variable call

 

$5,000.00 Sign on bonus!

 

As a member of the interdisciplinary Cardiac Cath Lab team, contributes professional knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients undergoing invasive cardiac procedures.  The Technologist will function within his/her scope of practice in collaboration with the Registered Nurse and under the direction of Physicians. 

 

The Technologist promotes and restores patients’ cardiovascular health by collaborating with physicians and the multidisciplinary team while providing physical and psychological support in a holistic manner to patients and their families. Performs various roles in the Cath Lab setting including, but not limited to: primary assistant to the Cardiologist at the sterile table, secondary circulating and monitoring. Will be on call for off-shifts and weekends. Must meet requirements for standby call which includes a 30-minute response time from activation/call to hospital.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

Leadership:

  • Delegates care activities and monitors care given by appropriate care team members in accordance with patient needs, and the team member’s professional capabilities and qualifications.
  • Assists in creating a positive work environment by mentoring of staff/students and working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance.
  • Reliable attendance is an expectation of the team member role, as well as a leader in the unit.

 

Professional Growth:

  • Assumes responsibility for continued growth in areas of competencies, lifelong learning and must participate on unit and hospital quality of care projects. Specialty certifications and continuing education are strongly encouraged (RCIS, RCES).
  • Supports use of Evidenced Based Practice and incorporates best practices into daily care routine.
  • Participates in mandatory education and unit meetings per established guidelines.
  • Compiles with all safety goals, infection prevention and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Completes annual mandatory education.

Communication:

  • Communicates utilizing the FOCUS Values in all aspects of care and interactions with others.
  • Effectively communicates with all team members, physicians, ancillary staff and all customers. Verbal communication is clear and concise, and written communication is legible and done using approved abbreviations.
  • Provides patients/families with teaching throughout hospital stay for procedures and treatments while in the hospital, and to be prepared to care for home care needs. Referrals are done with appropriate disciplines to assure all patient/family needs are met.

Collaboration:

  • Practice indicates compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and all other regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible in meeting needs of the unit as a team member.
  • Works effectively with multidisciplinary team assessing needs of the patient/family, establishing goals for the patient/family, and assists in development of quality improvements that may cross over from department to department.

Delivery of Care:

  • Delivers high quality care and demonstrates knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Assists with ambulation of patients and uses assist devices as appropriate to protect patient and staff member.
  • Documentation reflects complete information and accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Follows compliance requirements for federally funded programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Compliance concerns are brought to the immediate attention of management or the Compliance Officer.
  • Ability to assist cardiologist with left and right heart diagnostic and interventional catheterization.
  • Ability to assist cardiologist with peripheral/ carotid procedure.
  • Knowledge regarding proper use of temporary pacemaker and the ability to assist cardiologist with procedure.
  • Demonstrates critical care skills to patients with higher acuity (ED, ICU, or OR.)
  • Expertise related to basic electrophysiology including diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Advance computer skills and technical skills required to operate EP specialty equipment, specifically but not limited to 3D mapping system for cardiac ablations.
  • Ability to assist in implantable cardiac device such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
  • Advance technical skills required to operate high risk equipment, specifically but not limited to Balloon Pump, Penumbra, EKOS and Impella, EP equipment including but not limited to 3D mapping systems, stimulation systems.
  • Knowledge in lab values specifically associated to each procedure.
    Delivers high quality care while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required in the Cath Lab in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care under the direct supervision of the physician.
  • Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required in the administration of cardiovascular and emergency medications used in the Cath Lab including under the direct supervision of the physician.
  • Demonstrates duties in hemodynamic monitoring and recording for pre, intra and post procedure patient assessment and patient care.
  • Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to prepare and maintain sterile fields and to maintain a clean procedure environment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of radiation safety and practice including, but not limited to the following: Use of advanced imaging systems used in the Cath Lab setting. Use of radiation protection devices and exposure levels for both the associate and patient.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
  • Able to perform the role of secondary circulator, scrub tech, monitor and primary circulatory (if within scope of practice).
  • Must meet requirements for standby call which includes a 30-minute response time from activation to hospital.

 

Other Functions:

  • Unit specific additional functions will be addressed in the competency checklist specific to the assigned unit. Additional certifications and requirements are unit based.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Manager or Organization.

Development & Patient Education

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

Graduate of accredited program in one of the following:
Cardiovascular Technology (CVT)

Radiology Technology (RT/ARRT)

Paramedic Science (EMT-P)

Bachelor’s Degree preferred

 

 

Preferred EMT-P CCP

Experience:

 

 

 

1 year of Critical Care experience in ICU or the Emergency Department preferred.

Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency in Critical Care.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

CVT: Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) in Iowa.

OR

RT: Must be ARRT certified and have current permit issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

OR

Paramedic: Licensure in good standing in the state of Iowa as a Paramedic.

AND

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Advanced Life Support (ACLS) certification within 30 days of hire. Completion of one hour of stroke education prior to the end of orientation and annually.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through CCI or Cardiac Interventional (CI) or Vascular Interventional (VI) through ARRT preferred.
Knowledge in sterile technique and ability to demonstrate The Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) sterile technique guidelines.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

 

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities.  May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

 

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