Pros: saving lives, having a great people to work with.
Cons: having to send people home early, myself as well, but i understand it needs to be done.
o Managing Work Flow
o Schedule Creation and approval utilizing Facility Scheduler
o Supply ordering and management
o Direct procedural first scrub
o Cardiovascular/Peripheral Interventional Coding
o Management and Evaluation of Cath Lab Statistics
o Centricity DMS and MAC LAB Super user
o Assisted with the process of getting our hospital’s Door to Balloon time average from 120 min – more... to 51min
o Patient Care / Patient Satisfaction Rounding, Implementation, and Reporting
o Assist with performing diagnostic and emergent heart catheterizations, peripheral procedures, and pacemaker/ICD insertions
o Assist cardiologist with the operation of equipment such as Acist, Medrad, Flow Wire, IVUS, and Rotoblader
o Competent in both single and bi-plane fluoroscopy
o Groin Management and Sheath Removal
My director has taught me how to be paitient with our employee's and administration and how to be a postive leader. He has taught me many skills that has made me a better supervisor and most of all a better person.
I have learned to be a leader and taking charge. I have learned the ins and outs of cardiovascular coding and charging/ ordering supplies and keeping cath lab workflow moving in a postive direction. My coworkers are hard working employee's and we all have learned to work together and keep workflow moving and making patient care a top priority. The hardest part of my job would be keeping target variances in the postive when we are slow. It's hard to send people home when you know they need to work.
I think my job is very rewarding. We get a patient having a heart attack and is all white, diaphoretic and panicking. The patient is having a major heart attack. We get to calm them down and fix their artery with balloons and stents. When the procedure is all finished, the patient has color back in their face and has this look of relief. They can’t thank you enough about saving their life. That is the best part of my job. Making a difference in someone’s life – less