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Welcome to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Joseph Hospital Cardiac & Vascular Institute, better known simply as the Cath Lab. Approximately 2,500 procedures are performed each year in our Cath Lab, making ours one of the busiest Cath Labs in Colorado.
The Cath Lab has five state-of-the-art procedure rooms for performing numerous heart and vessel imaging studies and treatments. In the Cath Lab, highly trained specialists identify and diagnose heart problems, use medicines to dissolve blood clots, re-open blood vessels, and remove obstructions within blood vessels.
Within the Cath Lab is our specialized Electrophysiology Lab (EP). Here patients experiencing irregular heart rates (arrhythmias) can undergo diagnostic exams to identify the specific cause of the problem or to receive life-saving treatments such as pacemaker or defibrillator implants.
We have 2 cath labs, 3 EP labs, 2 hybrid labs, 1 multipurpose room, 3 IR suites.
We are an accredited chest pain center with strong STEMI program
Our labs perform all forms of cardiac and peripheral interventional procedures; diagnose and treat all forms of cardiovascular disease including balloons, stents, rhythm management, peripheral vascular and structural heart. We work in teams of 3. These teams consist of cardiovascular technologist, radiologic technologist and RN’s
We look forward to reviewing your application!
We are seeking an experienced Cath Lab Technician in a Cardiac Cath Lab unit, ED or ICU unit.
CV Lab or IR experience preferred.
4 x 10 hour shifts.
Call equals 10 days per month including a full weekend of call.
CV Tech prepares, operates and maintains all equipment used in hemodynamic, angiographic and electrophysiologic catheterization procedures and permanent pacemaker implantation to assist Cardiologists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suspected of suffering from heart disease.
Prepares for procedures by setting up supplies, a cardiac defibrillator, and by calibrating pressure gauges.
Sets up and operates recording and imaging equipment as required including a 16-channel hemodynamic records, 35mm cinema camera film magazines, an associated X-ray system with TV monitors, various videotape recorders and a digital imaging system.
Prepares patient by attaching ECG electrodes, answering questions and preparing skin for catheter insertion using sterile procedures.
Develops film taken during cine-angio portion of catheterization procedures by mixing developer and other chemicals used according to specifications and by operating film processor to provide diagnostic data.
Assists with electrophysiologic studies by setting up complicated lead field systems and stimuli leads, connecting them to a electrophysiologic recorder so intracardiac electrical phenomena may be studied.
Provides technical support to physicians in all catheterization procedures as part of the Cath Lab team.
Monitors patient's electrogram for abnormal ECG's. Records and monitors blood pressures received through catheters, and monitors patient's well-being during procedures. Alerts physician of abnormal conditions.
Instructs cardiology, fellow nurses, residents and medical students in the proper operation of equipment and procedures used in the Catheterization Laboratory.
Performs other duties as assigned, some of which may be essential to the job.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Diploma, Associate or Bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy, radiologic technology, or cardio vascular technology, or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) or Cardiovascular Cardiopulmonary Technologist / Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CI registry)
Two (2) years of related experience in a catheterization laboratory, cardiology non-invasive laboratory or other cardiopulmonary area, preferred
Two (2) years of related experience in a catheterization laboratory, cardiology non-invasive laboratory
Unit Based equipment, X-ray equipment
Medical equipment (EKG, 02, Suction, Urinary drainage
National license as Registered Respiratory Therapist, or Registered Radiologic Technologist or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) or Cardiovascular Cardiopulmonary Technologist / Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CI registry)
BCLS from the American Heart Association by start date
ACLS from the American Heart Association by start date
Registered with state of Colorado as Surgical Technician or Surgical Assistant, SCL requirement for CO state, before start date (receipt is acceptable)
CO Registry as Registered Respiratory Therapist is not required.
RCIS or RCES, within 6 months from hire required. Suggested strongly preferred for those that have no other Registry.
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SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.