Provides patient care to the adult /geriatric patient undergoing diagnostic and interventional coronary, peripheral, and electrophysiology studies. Provides direct patient care to adolescents undergoing selected diagnostic and electrophysiology studies.
Communicates with the physician continuously and as needed about patient condition. Assists with the maintenance of equipment and inventory. Assesses procedure rooms for equipment functioning and readiness. Obtains supplies for individual cases and assures all appropriate needs of the patient care team are met. Monitors, positions and assists patient during the procedure. Assists the physicians during invasive and non-invasive procedures. Cleans, wraps, packages, and transports instruments for re-sterilization. Participates in the admission and transport of patients. Participates in department meetings and performance improvement activities.
Follows policies and procedures of West Florida Hospital. Participates in the Quality Improvement process and adheres to WFH standards of behavior.
The Special Procedures Tech will have a medium to heavy workload - exert up to 100 lbs occasionally, and/or 50 lbs frequently, and/or 20 lbs constantly. Special Procedures Tech manages stress appropriately and can make decisions under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and work in areas that are confined and /or crowded. The minimum requirements of this position require the individual to:
stand, bend, stoop, squat, push/pull up to 100 lbs, reach for the duration of most cases at least 4 hours per day, have good manual dexterity, have hand-eye-foot coordination, and have good clarity of vision defined as the following: Near 20-“ - 20 ‘.
Environmental conditions include exposure to radiation, working near moving parts, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level is moderate to loud. Must be able to hear equipment alarms, patient speaking, and physician. Operates injector, x-ray table, ultrasound machine, thrombectomy device, IABP, temporary pacemaker, mapping equipment, ablation equipment.
A current and clear Florida RT(R) or RRT license is required; ARRT and/or current National Certification (RCIS, RCVT) is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of cath lab or interventional radiology experience is required.
Organizational, critical thinking, multi-tasking, and communication skills in a detail-oriented, customer-focused organization are required.
Basic computer skills are required.
Proficiency in interpreting EKG and hemodynamic tracings is required.
Ability to c
ommunicate effectively in English both in writing and verbally is required
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