Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

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Cardiac cath lab provides continual monitoring of cardiac status of patients in Holding Room, notifying RN and/or Charge RN with any changes or arrhythmias.•Completes shift inventory of all ECG transceivers/tele-boxes as appropriate.

Cardiac Cath Lab Duties & Responsibilities

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Provides assessment, treatment and patient care to patients undergoing procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab with knowledge of patient growth and development and is appropriate to the ages of the patient served assists with patient and family education
Perform lab administrative duties and supply inventory
Primary job function is in the Cath Lab, but will cross train to other areas of Cardiovascular Services
Compliance with 5 Standards of Star Service
Promotes involvement of self and staff in health promotion/educational community activities
The technologist will be able to perform scrub duties for invasive cardiac, peripheral, and electrophysiology procedures
They will be able to input data related to ACC registry accurately
The duties include monitoring the hemodynamic measurements of all procedures
Positions the patient, selects radiation exposure parameters and images the patient
Scrub and assist the physician with invasive procedures, prepare and administer contrast media in accordance with state, federal and hospital regulations

Cardiac Cath Lab Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Cardiac Cath Lab

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, BC, VA, CRNI, PICC, RCIS, A.R.R.T, C.R.T, AHA

Education for Cardiac Cath Lab

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cardiac cath lab job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Graduate, Education, Associates, Nursing Program, Cardiovascular Technology, School of Nursing, Science, Supervision, Radiology

Skills for Cardiac Cath Lab

Desired skills for cardiac cath lab include:

ECG monitoring
Human growth and development
Legal issues
RN scope of practice
Applies safety principles as identified within the institution
Have an understanding of advanced cardiac life support skills
Heart pressures & wave forms
Developmental needs of the adolescent
Cardiac drugs and arrhythmias

Desired experience for cardiac cath lab includes:

Minimum two (2) years’ cath lab experience or in Operating Room
Demonstrates documented competence specific to Cardiovascular Invasive Procedures with a minimum of two (2) years as a radiographer
Requires corrected hearing and vision to enable employee to meet performance standards
Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment, and sufficient manual dexterity to operate therapeutic equipment
The Technologist must be able to stand for long periods at a time wearing lead aprons
2 years hospital experience in clinical area

Cardiac Cath Lab Examples


Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of cardiac cath lab. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cardiac cath lab
  • Manages staffing patterns with the assistance of Assistant Nurse Managers and the House Supervisors on a shift-to-shift basis
  • Responsibilities include communication and enforcement of company policies and procedures, maintaining of compliance standards, and management of expenses
  • Planning, developing, and implementing long term and short term comprehensive strategic initiatives for the cardiovascular services
  • Fostering positive physician relationships and serves as liaison between staff and physicians
  • Preparing and presenting operational and financial reports as required
  • Ensuring proper staffing in each area
  • Conducts performance evaluations and ensures timely completion
  • Performs disciplinary actions when required, and addresses any other employee issues
  • Ensures supplies are ordered and departments are well stocked and equipment is properly maintained
  • Maintains the department in compliance with all applicable State or Federal guidelines
Qualifications for cardiac cath lab
  • Or scrub technician with RCIS certification preferred
  • A graduate of a diploma, associate or baccalaureate academic program in health science working, one year full-time experience in invasive cardiovascular technology and 600 cardiac diagnostic/interventional procedures in career gained through formal education program
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Radiology or graduate of Cardiology training program
  • 1-2 years prior Cath Lab experience preferred
  • Associate’s or vocational degree required
  • Requires some exposure to communicable disease or bodily fluids

Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cardiac cath lab. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cardiac cath lab
  • Consistently works to maintain/improve productivity
  • Oversees Departmental spending
  • Responsible for the planning and coordination of Cardiac/IR/Neuro Labs daily activities, the operational efficiency and effectiveness major impact on all other hospital areas
  • Provides direction to the staff and supervisors of the Cardiac/IR/Neuro service line
  • Participates on various committees and other task forces as ma be established by management to plan, organize and drive the facility
  • Responsible for making decisions required to maintain acceptable operations based on strategic goals and policies
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without comprising patient safety, quality of care or the service delivered
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system and reports trends in occurrences to staff
  • Ensure availability of staff 24 hours 7 days a week for emergent situations when needed
  • Over sees all equipment purchases, maintenance, repairs and contracts
Qualifications for cardiac cath lab
  • Previous PCI experience preferred
  • Graduation from a Cardiopulmonary Technician (CPT), Radiologic Technologist (RT), or Cardiovascular Technologist Program
  • Registered Nurse with Interventional Cath Lab experience with a minimum of 3 years Cath Lab Experience
  • Experienced Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) with minimum of 3 years of experience
  • Experienced Registered Radiology Technologist with CI or VI credential (ARRT/CI/VI) with minimum of 3 years experience
  • Minimum of one year experience as a supervisor/manager or director preferred

Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a cardiac cath lab. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cardiac cath lab
  • Demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to policy, procedure and division/unit specific competencies
  • Assists the primary physician to perform procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Reviews patient history, prior films, and other data prior to procedure
  • Understands indications for procedure assists with equipment selection sets up and prepares equipment for cardiac catheterization scrubs as first assistant in Cardiac Catheterization procedures and in selected diagnostic procedures recognizes and implements immediate measures in emergency situations, complies with OSHA Regulatory Agencies and Hospital safety standards
  • Ensures post procedure data is complete accurate and documented according to Cath Lab and Hospital protocol
  • Verifies hemodynamic data reviews angiographic and hemodynamic data with operating physician records pertinent data on physician reports inputs completed data in database and ensure final reports are placed in patients medical records
  • Assists with equipment standardization to ensure cost effectiveness and positive patient outcomes
  • Evaluates new equipment, technology and devices makes recommendations based on evaluations and patient outcomes make recommendations for areas for equipment consolidation monitors for equipment failures and waste returns failed equipment and opened and or unused equipment to purchasing manager for vendor credit protects inventory resources
  • Keeps current on best practice standards new technological and research in cardiology and endovascular fields
  • Assists with development of protocols and protocols and procedures for use in the laboratory assists with orientation and education of Cath Lab staff
Qualifications for cardiac cath lab
  • Graduation from a Clinical Education program with licensure as
  • At least two years of professional experience is required for the
  • LSRT Required
  • ED, ICU, Cardiac nursing experience in a level III trauma center or higher preferred
  • Or 8 years of management experience of cardiac catheterization labs
  • Three to Five years of supervisory experience in cardiovascular services highly preferred

Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cardiac cath lab. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cardiac cath lab
  • Serves as a liaison between clinical staff and families
  • Be able to work flex hours
  • In conjunction with senior Cardiology management, develops and implements departmental objectives based on organizational and Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI) goals
  • Develops and implements appropriate staffing and scheduling assignments to maintain clinical services as needed to patients for patients in Cath Lab
  • Using input from staff, oversees recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel that are representative of the population diversity
  • Prepares and assists in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization including Electrophysiology and vascular procedures
  • Knowledgeable in preparing patient and setting up equipment for specific procedure
  • Proficiency in hemodynamic monitoring
  • Ensures equipment are in working order and operates imaging equipment safely
  • Responsible for assisting the physician during procedures
Qualifications for cardiac cath lab
  • RN, RT, and/or CVT RCIS certified
  • Ability to recognize/detect technical equipment malfunction
  • Ability to take call overnight/weekends
  • BLS/ACLS through American Heart Association required
  • ARRT License (or its equivalent)
  • Medical Radiologist Technologist License required with Texas Medical BoardHigh School Graduate (or equivalent)

Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a cardiac cath lab. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for cardiac cath lab
  • Produce departmental correspondence and other materials as assigned
  • Coordinates clinical activities for Cardiac Catheterization Lab to provide optimum quality patient care outcomes
  • Contributes to the development of Cardiac Catheterization Lab standards, policies, and procedures and assists with Quality Improvement activities
  • Assumes management responsibilities which include but are not limited to payroll, collection of statistics, schedules, day to day staffing and performance evaluations of direct reports, counseling of direct reports, and follow up on incident reports
  • Identifies areas of improvement for Cardiac Catheterization Lab processes
  • Identifies staff development needs and provides plan to improve deficiencies or advance the level of practice, through either further orientation and/or education and is a mentor to those he/she supervises
  • Possesses clinical expertise in nursing as a Cardiovascular Nurse, and willingly provides direct patient care, as required
  • Promotes a positive image of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab/Valley Regional Medical Center in all interactions and presents a positive role model to those he/she supervises
  • Pursues educational opportunities which enhance knowledge and skills in regard to Leadership, and Cardiovascular Care, maintains certifications and validations
  • Initiates patient/family teaching as appropriate to age, readiness to learn and available resources
Qualifications for cardiac cath lab
  • Registry in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology, a plus
  • Degree in related field (BA, BS, BSN,AA) or years of equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Radiology required, Master's Degree preferred
  • Current Texas Registered Nurse (RN) license or Radiology license required
  • 5+ years experience in field required
  • Must obtain RCIS within 6 months of hire date

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