ERP International, LLC David Grant USAF Medical Center, Bodin Circle, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA, USA
Jan 15, 2019Full time
ERP International, LLC (www.erpinternational.com) is seeking a Cardiac Catheterization Technician (Electrophysiology) for a full-time position to support David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB, CA. Please apply online today to learn more about this great opportunity! Schedule: Monday – Friday 8 hour days between 7:00am and 6:00pm On-Call and Call-Back required in regular rotation,no more than 2 weeks per month Job Specific Details and Tasks: Perform duties within the scope of practice determined by didactic, laboratory, and clinical technological education and registration. Review and/or record pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data. Perform appropriate clinical procedures and obtain a record of anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician. Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic services. Participate in interventional cardiovascular catheterization and/or cardiac electrophysiology procedures, including balloon angioplasty, stent insertion, radiofrequency ablation, and pacemaker and/or implantable defibrillator insertion. Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Operate equipment identified in the TO. Perform daily warm up and assigned quality control checks of the equipment Receive patients and explain procedures, providing humane and appropriate care and communication to alleviate fear of examination. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make adjustments necessary for the required examination. Input key test data and patient information into computer of equipment to maintain record of test results. Identify abnormalities during testing and determine the need for additional scans of affected area. Recognize anatomic variants and determine which other area(s) of the body should be scanned. Maintain and clean equipment on a regular basis in accordance with MTF policy. Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required for diagnostic procedures. Recommend necessary repairs when diagnostic quality is degraded. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: Assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in the Cath/EP Lab specializing in the care of patients undergoing PTCA, stent placement, IABP placement, Impella placement and EP devices and ablations. With increased experience provides resource and mentoring to new staff while exhibiting enhanced technical skills. Assist the physician during invasive and noninvasive procedures to treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias. Maintain high standards to achieve quality patient care. Communicates continuously with the physician about the patient’s condition. May perform any of the following: Basic diagnostic catheterization procedures on adult patients with known and suspected congenital and acquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. Basic interventional procedures which may include any of the following: PTCA, PCI, IABP placement and operation, IVUS/FFR procedures and operation, Impella Insertion and operation, Basic EP procedure may include any of the following; EP studies, implantation of pacemaker, ICD, BIV ICD and ablations. Room preparation and breakdown to include stocking rooms, daily QC checks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computer setup, and room cleanup. Prepare sterile procedure tray and patient sterile field appropriately for specified procedure type. Evaluate the status of the patient during the procedure; provide age and gender specific care, prep access site according to lab standard practice, and perform EKG lead placement, blood pressure and pulse oximetry setup for hemodynamic monitoring. Acquire and accurately document pertinent patient data in the electronic health record and enter into hemodynamic and X-ray systems. Operates all physiologic and radiographic equipment safely and correctly. Assesses procedure room for equipment functioning and readiness. Obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of the Cardiac Cath Laboratory team are met. Observe occupational and radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, lead aprons, goggles, gloves). Educate the patient of procedure expectations before, during and after the procedure including post-procedural limitations and restrictions. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities. Demonstrates ability to provide guidance and assistance to Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist team to ensure guidelines are met in a safe/efficient manner, including coaching, troubleshooting problems and monitoring service needs. Assists management in maintaining the efficient use of resources including staff, equipment, and supplies. Compiles statistical information and maintains accurate records to ensure cost effectiveness and productivity standards are met. Scrubs for procedures to provide physician assistance for coronary and electrophysiology procedures and other functions performed according to established policies and procedures. Assist/perform procedures to obtain hemostasis at various percutaneous access sites to include radial, femoral, and brachial. Monitoring for hemostasis and vascular complications, including assessment of pulses manually and with Doppler, manual compression for hemostasis, deployment of closure devices, and application and monitoring of radial and femoral compression devices. Demonstrates ability to operate, program, and troubleshoot the electrophysiology recording/pacing system, intracardiac echocardiography equipment, and 3-D electroanatomic mapping systems. Demonstrates ability to operate and troubleshoot imaging system. Demonstrates ability to perform pacemaker insertion devise analysis. Performs additional complex Cath Lab procedures as assigned such as operating the EP stimulator, closing pacemaker pockets, manipulating EP catheters, and inserting catheter introducer sheaths. All other duties assigned by the Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory within the Heart, Lung & Vascular Center. Educate and train new cardiac Cath lab members in catheterization and electrophysiology procedures. Travel: Attend Annual Cardiology credentialing symposiums to accrue CEU's and advanced skill training, as well as hands on training for cutting edge Cath lab/EP technology.