The incumbent will be working in the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Nursing Service. They work with physician to complete both diagnostic and interventional invasive cardia procedures including LHC, RHC, PTCAs, stent placement, 1ABP, IVUS, pressure wires, percardiocentesis, temporary pacemakers, radial artery procedures, peripheral procedures, electrophysiology studies/procedures, implantable device placement and AICD placement. Performs at an expert level for all essential functions and responsibilities as listed for lower grade levels. Ability to scrub, circulate, an monitor and trouble shoot with all procedures as well as advanced CCL procedures (including lead for electrophysiology program) to include but not be limited to: intravascular ultrasound, filter wires, permanent pacemaker insertions, peripheral studies etc. Sets up computers in order to acquire, reconstruct, and analyze data using various computer software and peripheral devices to quantify coronary lesions and to generate ventricular analysis reports, cardiac output, gradients, valve areas and other diagnostic parameters for patient reports. Ensures tat all procedural data is accurately recorded and mentors and monitors peers for precision. Will adhere to radiation safety at all times; for patients as well as for staff. Anticipates patients needs and meets them at all times. Assists with collecting radiation monitoring data. Acts collegial resource and point of contact for obtaining needed supplies from the outside facilities. Appropriately documents all transactions. Actively participates and serves as an example promoting Quality Assurance/Improvement processes. Ability to solve standard and nonstandard technical problems that the technician must coordinate with others to resolve. Applies a practical knowledge of the basic theories and principles of the scientific discipline(s) supported. Combining their knowledge with resourcefulness, initiative and independent judgment in locating precedents and resolving the details inherent to application. Knowledge of electrophysiology, proper lead placement, as well as normal and abnormal EKG and hemodynamic tracings. In depth knowledge of infection control procedures and protocols. Participates in rotational CCL on call activities and serves as technical team leader. Incumbent will ensure productivity is maintained at the established level for the program for which he/she is responsible. Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures, to participate in evaluation of and initiate performance improvement projects, to write policies, procedures, and protocols that pertain to the CCL. Serves as a guide for trainees and CART-CL documentation. Knowledge of Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training. Advanced knowledge of equipment, medications, and supplies used in the CCL and the ability to set up, calibrate, operated, and troubleshoot this equipment. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts; Hours will be based on the needs of the department. On-Call Status will be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599293500
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