Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist

Metairie, Louisiana

Category: Allied

Travel

Job ID: 783515

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $3200 / Week

Posted Date: 5/20/2024

Metairie, Louisiana

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Travel

Est. Pay: $3200 / Week

Job ID: 783515

Posted Date: 5/20/2024

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Assists physicians with diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in the Cath/EP Lab.  Specializes in the care of patients undergoing PTCA, stent placement, IABP placement, EP devices and ablations.  The Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist functions as a technical resource and provides scrub assistance to cardiologists in the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic interventional cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in an invasive procedure arena, specializing in the care of patients undergoing cardiac and vascular procedures
  • Performs basic diagnostic catheterization procedures on adult patients with known and suspected congenital and acquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease
  • Performs basic interventional procedures which may include any of the following:  PTCA, stent prep and placement, IABP placement and operation
  • Performs basic EP procedure which may include any of the following:  EP studies, implantation of pacemaker, ICD, BIV ICD and ablations
  • Operates physiologic and radiographic equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintains established professional standards and observes all safety requirements to achieve a high Level of quality patient care
  • Continually attends in-service training classes to keep critical patient care and equipment skills current
  • Responsible for patient transport
  • Maintains good communication with the patient and continually evaluates the patient’s status during the procedure, provides age and gender-specific care, preps access site according to lab standard practice
  • Performs EKG lead placement, blood pressure and pulse oximetry setup for hemodynamic monitoring
  • Responsible for procedure room preparation and breakdown duties including fluid preparation with accurate drug concentrations, stocking rooms, narcotic counts, daily QC checks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computer setup, and room cleanup
  • Prepares sterile procedure tray and patient sterile field appropriately for specified procedure type
  • Observes all occupational and radiation safety regulations; wears all required personal protective equipment (wearing badges, lead aprons, goggles, gloves) when required
  • Acquires and accurately documents pertinent patient data on encounter form and enters into hemodynamic and X-ray systems
  • Assists physician with EP Diagnostic and Mapping systems which includes Carto, EPMed and ESI
  • Maintains sterile procedures, and infectious controls, observes all fluid patency of catheters, balloons and manifolds, and assists according to physician direction
  • Adheres to all Amergis and work site rules, policies and procedure
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate of CCAHEP or ASCP/SCP accredited program preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in biology, anatomy, physiology, or a related field • At least 1 year of experience in Cardiac Cath Lab preferred.
  • ACLS/PALS per contract requirements.
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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