Cath Lab Job Description

Cath Lab Job Description

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Cath lab provides assistance to physicians while scrubbing invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and endovascular procedures.

Cath Lab Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform skillfully in hemodynamic and ECG monitoring, including interpretation of data
Intraoperative duties include scrubbing, circulating or monitoring the case, the administration of appropriate oral and intravenous medications and ensuring good patient communication for comfort/status assessment
Ensure daily procedures and patient care are complete with a highdegree of quality and timeliness, using appropriate resources and teamwork
Accountable for monthly staffing schedules and daily assignments, based on documented competency of staff
Resource person for all diagnostic and interventional invasive cardiology procedures
Accountable for maintenance and repair process for cath lab equipment
Recognize the role of lead CV Specialist in a positive, professional work environment that ensures high patient, employee and physician satisfaction
Accountable for Quality Improvement by adhering to regulatory standards and public reporting ( ACC and ICD registry) (JCAHO, VVP, OSHA, etc)
Participates in department specific process improvement, education, and staff competency
Accountable for timely completion of employee annual performance evaluation

Cath Lab Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Cath Lab

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, RCIS, A.R.R.T, C.R.T, CPR, NIHSS, PALS, BC, VA

Education for Cath Lab

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the 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, Science, Patient Care, Teaching, Associates, School of Nursing, Education, Graduate, Supervision, Associate Degrees

Skills for Cath Lab

Desired skills for cath lab include:

ECG monitoring
Human growth and development
Interventional radiology procedures
Electrophysiology diagnostic procedures
Peripheral diagnostic procedures
Peripheral intervention procedures
Coronary diagnostic procedures
Advanced levels of EKG training and arrhythmia interpretation
Legal issues

Desired experience for cath lab includes:

1 year minimum of critical care experience required
Additional certifications may be required (refer to facility addendum)
Minimum 1 yr
Minimum of two (2) years of previous Cath Lab and/or EP experience required
RCES preferred
Accountable in daily charging/coding ( inventory and procedure) in an appropriate and financially responsible with the guidelines provided

Cath Lab Examples


Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a cath lab. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for cath lab
  • Function in roles of Specialist I and II, as required
  • Call floor to prepare patient per physician’s order
  • Remove patient from telemetry unit and transports to and from Cath Lab
  • Enter orders for patient such as lab work, dietary, and cardiovascular lab
  • Answer phone and take messages and relay to appropriate staff or physicians
  • Retrieve history, physical, lab results, vitals and x-ray studies from PAX system
  • Enter orders and charges for Echo’s, EKG’s, Monitors
  • Get patient signatures on authorizations
  • Schedule for Children’s Heart Center and update Cardiovascular Lab patient order list
  • Prepare charts for next day’s schedule in Cardiovascular Lab
Qualifications for cath lab
  • Current RN license in the State of Texas or RN compact license or
  • RCIS or ARRT
  • Minimum of three-year’s experience in invasive cardiology or combination of Allied Health Certificate and work experience
  • ACLS within 1 year of hire date or transfer into position
  • Certification as RCIS or ARRT within 18 months of hires or transfer into position
  • Current ACLS and PALS certification preferred

Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cath lab. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cath lab
  • Work collaborativly with educator to ensure the training, education and development of cath lab techs
  • Work collaborativly with nurse manager and assistant nurse managers to ensure proper scheduling of staff
  • Assist with effective utilization of staff to fill the needs of the daily schedule
  • Cover on call for STEMI for call outs/vacations as needed
  • Scrub assist and/or mac lab monitoring when needed to support staff
  • Encourage and initiate participation in audit and service evaluation by staff members
  • Assists with various patient and non-patient duties related to procedures and room turnover
  • Assists with transport of patients to and from the Cath Lab and the various units
  • Assists with transfer of patient on and off of the procedure table providing for patient safety and privacy
  • Assists with preparing the patient for the procedure
Qualifications for cath lab
  • 1 yr critical care experience, additional cardiac care preferred
  • Registered or registry eligible for RCIS or CCI
  • Demonstrate the critical care knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the unit(s)
  • Work requires after-hours Call and back-up call the ability to critically think and function autonomously while on call
  • May Circulate
  • Minimum 2 years previous RN experience, 1 year leadership experience, 1 year Critical Care(Cath Lab) experience required

Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of cath lab. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cath lab
  • Assists in the transportation of patients and ensures the patient is properly covered and continues assessment
  • Previous patient care/clinical experience preferred
  • Implement and maintain best Cath Lab practices, ensuring exemplary clinical standards and excellent operational service delivery
  • Encourage and initiate participation in audit and service evaluation by client staff members
  • Interviews patient
  • Follows safety guidelines for IV access, device type, pressure and rate of injection
  • Monitors radiation exposure and employs exposure reduction measures
  • Performs monitoring and analysis of cardiac rhythms as part of complex care team
  • Ensures prompt submission of high-quality images adn documentation sent to PACS (image quality, correct marking, annotation and patient data / history)
  • Ensures equipment functions properly
Qualifications for cath lab
  • Graduate from an accredited school of cardiovascular technology, or equivalently accredited allied health program, or
  • A Bachelor of Science degree, or
  • Associate of Science degree, or an accredited allied health degree
  • RCIS or obtained within 18 months of employment, required
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications, required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently
  • Registration as Surgical Assistant or Surgical Technologist with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies pursuant to C.R.S

Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a 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 cath lab
  • Enforces all department, hospital and policies and procedures
  • Coordinates Capital Equipment purchases
  • Removes arterial and venous sheaths and achieves effective hemostasis
  • Assists in collecting blood and expired gas samples to determine Fick and thermodilution cardiac outputs
  • Delivers professional care to patients under direct supervision of Cardiac Cath Lab RN
  • Participates in the performance of various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab and other departments relating to procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Provides accurate documentation of care provided in accordance with Hospital and Cardiac Cath Lab policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates the action of understanding of specific medications utilized in the Cardiac Cath Lab and comprehends indications for usage
  • Monitors hemodynamic status of patients and responds appropriately to fluctuation of parameters
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities as scheduled and provides voluntary additional hours as needed to complete procedures and provide patient care in the Cardiac Cath Lab
Qualifications for cath lab
  • Experience in vascular interventional and/or heart cath preferred
  • State licensure (LSRT) and national ARRT accreditation required (RT(R))
  • RCIS, ARRT or CVT certification required upon hire
  • Minimum of one (1) year of Cath Lab experience preferred
  • Graduate of Accredited Cardiovascular School, Graduate of an Accredited program of Surgical Technology, Graduate of an Accredited program of Radiologic Technology, Graduate of an Accredited program of Respiratory Technology
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist with LLR

Cath Lab Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cath lab. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cath lab
  • Utilizes technology, procedures, protocols, standards and interventions specific to assigned unit
  • Applies Patient Safety precautions and principles to patient care, including all applicable National Patient Safety Goals, and adheres to medication management policies and procedures
  • Assists physician in a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures
  • Responsible for assisting with patient care during procedure and in post procedure area
  • Performs operation of equipment used during procedure
  • Performs digital archival technique and image duplication
  • Performs inventory maintenance and supply ordering as directed
  • Responsible for regulatory and compliance standards
  • Performs accurate documentation and maintenance of procedural records
  • Exhibits effective communication with patients, physicians, co-workers and other customers
Qualifications for cath lab
  • Radiologic Technologist Registered
  • Registered Respiratory Technologist
  • Read, write, speak and comprehend written and verbal English communication
  • Knowledge of and ability to manage a cardiac catheterization laboratory's operations, including monitoring the development, interpretation and application of laboratory services and programs and operational policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of key business concepts relevant to the healthcare function
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working full-time in a Cardiac Catherization Lab (Cath Lab)

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