UnityPoint Health

  • Cath Lab Tech-Cardiac Cath Lab-Methodist

    Requisition ID
    Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing
    US-IA-Des Moines
    1200 Pleasant St
    3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
    Des Moines
    Cardiac Cath Lab- Meth
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    (4) 10 hour day shifts. 0700-1730.
  • Overview

    The Cardiovascular Technologist in conjunction with other team members, and under the direct supervision of the Interventional cardiologist, provides direct specialized care to patients in the Cardiac Cath Lab. This position operates specialized equipment for use in diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions performed in the Cath Lab. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, quality patient/family care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families.


    Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

    ·         Performs the various duties related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including scrubbing in, monitoring, and circulating.

    ·         Completes and analyzes data from procedures.

    ·         Provides direct patient care.

    ·         Communicates effectively with other team members including physicians, nurses, radiologic technologists, clinical partners, and unit secretaries. Also communicates effectively with patients and families.

    ·         Demonstrates self-development by keeping abreast of current cardiology trends and equipment.

    ·         Participates in taking emergency call as assigned.

    ·         Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

    ·         Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

    ·         Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

    ·         Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

    ·         Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

    Clinical Excellence and Patient Education

    ·         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.


    Basic UPH Performance Criteria          

    ·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

    ·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

    ·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

    ·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

    ·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the designated time frame.

    ·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.   Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

    ·         This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UPHDM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System.  Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.

    ·         Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.





    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.






    Graduate of accredited Cardiovascular Technology program or Paramedic program.







    Two years of pre-hospital experience as a Paramedic (Hospital based experience is preferred), or prior Cath lab experience or training as a CVT.


    Be a graduate from an approved invasive Cardiovascular program and be registered or scheduled to take the registry within 1 year of hire.







    Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Paramedic Specialist or CVT.

    Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.


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








    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.









    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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