Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technician - 10-Hour Day Shift
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC0590358A
Are you ready to bring your expert clinical skills to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the country for cardiology? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
The Cardiovascular Intervention Center is a core element of the Smidt Heart Institute, performing more than 8,000 procedures a year. The department serves the populations of neonates to and including geriatrics. In this twelve-laboratory facility, we perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for coronary artery disease, heart muscle function and heart valve dysfunction.
As a Catheterization Lab Technician, you will use physiological monitoring/recording systems to create, manipulate, improve, and record analog and digital radiographic images used in diagnostic, electrophysiology and interventional cardio-vascular procedures and examinations. You will perform a range of technical and supportive patient care tasks in accordance with facility and regulatory requirements. Experienced CVTs that meet the qualifications of Tech I and also have three years' experience along with ACLS and RCIS may qualify for the CVT Tech II position.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Assists with CVIC procedures applying approved protocols per standards of practice for safety, speed, organization, precision, and accuracy based upon the department's accrediting agency and/or department guidelines for exam protocols, adhering to department safety and productivity standards.
Scrubs, monitors, assists, and circulates safely and timely, supplying necessary equipment and performing vascular site management, while supporting FDA approved and clinical research procedures.
Performs all diagnostic tests, including coronary and structural heart intervention using electronic physiologic monitoring equipment and accurately records ECG, electrograms, hemodynamics, echocardiographic and other vital tracing obtained throughout the procedure.
Prepares and administers contrast and follows department procedures and guidelines in handling of contrast to maintain compliance with all safety requirements. Observes radiation and laser protection to regulatory safety requirements.
Performs sterile processing within guidelines for sterile field and equipment preparation, including inspection, counting, cleaning, patient and equipment transport, room stock, and documentation, with notification to supervisor and action needed for resolution.
High School Diploma or GED required
Successful completion of an Accredited CVT program with at least 800 hours of clinicals as part of that training program required
Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
ACLS preferred. ACLS is required if put into a Tech II position
RCIS preferred. RCIS is required if put into a Tech II position.
Previous Cath Lab experience preferred; graduates of a CV Tech program with no experience can be considered at the Tech I level
At least 3 years of Cath Lab experience required to qualify for Tech II position
Keywords: Cardiovascular, Catheterization, Cath Lab, CV, Heart, Coronary, Healthcare, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California
Working Title: Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technician - 10-Hour Day Shift
Department: Cardiac Cath. Lab
Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
City: Los Angeles
Job Category: Family & Function, Service Lines & Ops
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