Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 101151
Recruiter Contact: Hannahwair@centura.org
Clinic/Department: 7241 LAH CARDIAC CATH LAB
Hospital: LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Schedule: Full Time
Effectively assist physicians in performing a variety of highly specialized Cardiovascular procedures including, but not limited to, diagnostic and interventional catheterization, pacemaker/defibrillator implantation, intra-aortic balloon pump operation (IABP), and electrophysiology studies.
Minimum Education Requirements
A graduate of a diploma, associate or baccalaureate academic program in health science and one year of full-time experience in invasive cardiovascular technology or graduate of a programmatically accredited program in invasive cardiovascular technology unless RCIS was achieved before said educational requirements became mandatory via CCI
Minimum Experience Requirements
- One year of Cardiac Catheterization Lab experience, preferred
- Special procedures experience, preferred
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association
- Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) or Registered Radiologic Technologist (RRT) with post primary certification of Cardiac-Interventional Radiography through The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
- Colorado Surgical Assistant License within 6 Months of Hire unless performing Surgical Assistant duties within the scope of another active Colorado license, certification, or registration (required for Colorado employed staff only)
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) upon hire or within 6 Months of Hire
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * ) ■
- Effectively assist physicians in performing a variety of highly specialized Cardiovascular procedures including, but not limited to, diagnostic and interventional catheterization, pacemaker/defibrillator implantation, intra-aortic balloon pump operation (IABP), and electrophysiology studies. Acute MI function of Circulator*
- Evaluates and documents patient status and responds appropriately; intervenes/refers in a timely manner to ensure optimal patient outcomes.*
- Reflects clinical expertise, competence, and proficiency based on knowledge/skills and exceeds essential job responsibilities per department standards.*
- Reflects commitment to continued learning and sharing knowledge with patients and co-workers. Demonstrates "team player" characteristics. Is punctual, willing to assist others; participates in sub committees and initiates in-services.
- Participates in performance improvement activities to evaluate care outcomes driven by an underlying curiosity & desire to know more. Accepts accountability for use of evidence to monitor and improve care based on regulatory and practice standards.
- Effectively and safely uses equipment, time, personnel, and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective delivery of patient care.
- Adapts to changing workload, patient needs, technologies, policies, regulation, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.*
- Maintains high skill level through participation in CQI, in services, ongoing education, and attendance at 80% of staff meetings.
- Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy.*
- Recognizes and promptly acts upon unusual results or patient response by informing primary health care team to ensure patient safety and foster optimal outcomes.*
- Must be able to deal with many different personality types, ages and levels of consciousness of patients.*
- Must be able to adjust approach based on patient/family level of understanding of test procedure.*
- Promptly trouble-shoots and corrects recording instrument malfunction or unusual patient problems that interfere with recordings.*
- Independently prioritizes clinical and administrative work and identifies process improvements.
- Process patient and department records ensuring documentations of performed tests in accordance with hospital standards.*
☐ Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs. force occasionally)
☐ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
☐ Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly
☐ Very Heavy Work - exert/lift over 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or over 50 lbs. frequently, and/or over 20 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.