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Cardiac Catheterization Technologist

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Job Title Cardiac Catheterization Technologist Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GWV Invasive Cardiac Laboratory Division Date posted 08/12/2021 Job ID R-17266

Job Summary

Provides technical assistance to performing physician during diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, structural heart procedures, and other related procedures. Responsible for direct care of patient during procedure as well as management of hemostasis post procedure. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned laboratory.

Job Duties

  • Assists the physician with adult and pediatric cardiac catheterizations including but not limited to the following procedures and techniques: myocardial biopsy, transluminal coronary angioplasty and stenting, rotational atherectomy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, cardiac assist device insertion, percutaneous valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve implantation, peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Practice of sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table.
  • Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures.
  • Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion and airway management.
  • Assists with ongoing clinical research trials pertinent to the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
  • Records, monitors, and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
  • Responsible for primary and secondary hemostasis during and after procedure.
  • Operates and ensures the quality control of hemodynamic recording devices, fluoroscopy and cine-angiographic x-ray equipment, oxygen consumption equipment, and blood analysis equipment.
  • Exhibits extensive knowledge of all related equipment within the catheterization laboratory.
  • Assists with the training and orientation of students, techs, cardiology fellows, and cardiac catheterization technologists new to the department.
  • Preparation of arterial lines.
  • Performs appropriate billing for services rendered or equipment used as related to cardiac catheterization.
  • Collection and analysis of arterial and venous blood samples including specimens sent to laboratory, blood gases, and saturations.
  • Participates in Joint Commission-mandated educational programs.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Education

Associate's Degree- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

American Board of Opticianry Certification within 1 year - American Board of Opticianry; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)

Skills

Customer Service Skills; Vascular Access Devices; Team Player; Epic Knowledge; Communication Skills; Patient Safety; Health Information Documentation

Our Purpose & Values

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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