* Performs all duties with proficiencies in areas of clinical and technical expertise. Incorporates positive attitude, team building and leadership skills in providing patient care. Provides complete documentation and hemodynamic monitoring of patients during procedures. Meets pre/post procedural care of the patient including patient education. Successfully removes arterial and venous sheaths. Circulates in room during all catheterization/EP procedures and anticipates physicians needs and assists during catheterization/EP procedures to include scrub assistant, preparation of specialized interventional and diagnostic equipment.
* Under physician direction, performs x-ray contrast injections, stabilizes guide wires, catheters and devices during diagnostic and interventional procedures. Sets up, prepares, and operates and troubleshoots intra aortic balloon pumps. Demonstrates a strong knowledge base of technical equipment in area of specialty and communicates inventory needs to Director. Reviews, updates, and participates in inservice related to new equipment and technology and maintains a positive interaction with medical device vendors. Functions as a clinical and technical resource for cath lab personnel and demonstrates clinical and technical expertise.
* Maintains level of expertise through an ongoing educational process and shares knowledge obtained with cath lab personnel. Assists physicians in the interpretation of special and complex invasive imaging (ie. IVUS/coronary doppler) Performs minor maintenance and quality assurance of equipment and devices in the laboratory. Cooperates with Biomedical Dept. upkeep and quality assurance of radiographic, hemodynamic and other equipment. Demonstrates effective leadership skills while interacting with cath lab personnel. Supports departmental goals by facilitating change and providing feedback or constructive criticism to cath lab management. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Associated topics: ascp, laboratory, microbiology, mls, molecular, sample collection, services, technician i, technician iv, toxicology