Asissts the physician in performing invasive and noninvasive procedures. Utilizes diagnostic and PCI equipment in routine and emergent situations. Performs various tests through catheterization to aid the diagnosis and/or treatment of patients. Performs imaging tests. Within a team environment, maintains inventory, sets-up and cleans-up the laboratory before and after all procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides patient education, pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure.
Prepares room with anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment including checking equipment to ensure proper functioning.
Prepares, positions and drapes patients; attaches 12-lead EKG
Administers non-narcotic medications and starts IVs per physicians orders
Collects, monitors and/or analyzes blood samples, cardiac out put, EKG, hemodynamic pressure readings, pulse oximetry, etc. and reports results to physician
Operates various cath lab equipment (table, camera, video recorder, ultrasound machines, pressure injectors, catheters, guidewires, etc.).
Performs patient imaging (roentrgenographic and / or fluoroscopic) ensuring proper patient positioning, patient and staff safety and radiographic technique.
Monitors and records procedure and patient details in the electronic medical record.
Cleans room and restock supplies following procedures.
Provide direct patient care including admitting, recovering and/or holding pressure manually on catheter access sites under the supervision of an RN.
Assist in identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement in supply management, labor costs, and/or patient care
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Stay current with changes in technology, technique and / or equipment.
Contribute to the department’s success through effective collaboration, active support of organizational initiatives and achievement of personal and organizational improvement goals.
Operating Room Technician Certificate or graduation from an accredited Radiological Technology program or graduation from an accredited school of cardiovascular technology or at least 10 years of relevant experience.
Current BCLS and ACLS certification.
Internal Number: 25990
About Benefis Health System
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.
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