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Interventional Cardiovascualar Technologist
Decypher Bethesda, MD

Interventional Cardiovascualar Technologist

Decypher
Bethesda, MD
Expired: November 02, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

Decypher is a leading integrator of professional, technology, and management solutions and services. We provide our services globally to Federal, Commercial, Local and State clients. Our employees are our most asset Decypher is a leading integrator of professional, technology, and management solutions and services. We provide our services globally to Federal, Commercial, Local and State clients. Our employees are our most valuable asset and play an integral role in the success of Decypher and our clients. Working at Decypher is not a job, but a career where your talent and energy is respected, and you can personally make a difference. Decypher invites you to join our professional team. Decypher is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/D/V).

DESCRIPTION
Decypher is seeking a Interventional Cardiovascular Technician to support Ft. Belvoir

RESPONSIBILITIES

The contractor employee shall meet education, licensing, training, and experience requirements as listed below. All documentation shall be required for review prior to start of work and records regarding licensure, certification, and life support training are to be kept up to date in the Joint Training Record (JTR) folders by the contractor.

The contractor employee shall be able to read, write, understand, and speak English clearly to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.

Perform duties as scrub assistant, operator of imaging equipment, circulator during the procedure.

Perform patient assessment, to include chief complaint, history of present illness and current medication, past medical history. 5. Obtain lab work, EKG, chest x-ray. 6. Provide patient teaching, initiate intravenous access, and obtain vital signs. 7. Appropriately utilize aseptic/sterile technique and perform site prep with antiseptic solution and access site-draping. 23 8. Administer procedural sedation giving the appropriate medication, dose, route, and time. This task includes appropriate documentation, monitoring, and administration/use of reversal agents.

Appropriately prepare and administer adjunctive procedural pharmacotherapy.

Perform Point-of-care testing and preform operator/user quality assurance testing

Provide post-recovery patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation

Provide emergency procedure services to include ACLS/resuscitation medications and maintain Emergency cart equipment.

Operates physiological monitoring equipment and be able to recognize normal and abnormal rhythms, cardiac ischemia, injury, infarction patterns and pressure waveforms. Set up and calibrate pressure transducer, properly identify, label, and interpret intracardiac and vascular pressure waveforms.

Function and operate radiologic equipment to include image intensifier, x-ray tube, C-arm manipulation, panning table, positioning patient, digital subtraction angiography and fluoroscopic imaging in various magnification modes.

Manage radiographic information to include digital archive stations, image review, data spoilers/laser patterns and digital image quality control.

Set-up for venous and arterial procedures, use balloon tipped/flow directional catheters to include blood sampling, cardiac output, catheter selections for vessels and anatomic variables, indications risks and precautions for cardiac procedures performed.

Set-up for venous and arterial procedures, use balloon tipped/flow directional catheters to include blood sampling, cardiac output, catheter selections for vessels and anatomic variables, indications risks and precautions for cardiac procedures performed.

Identify coronary vessels, identify coronary anatomy defined by various angulated views and landmarks, distinguish between projections, identify lesions and thrombus, and estimate vessel lumen size in relation to catheter.

Operate contrast pressure injectors to include selection of the rate of rise/fall, injection rate, total volume, psi, and other parameters.

Differentiate between contrast media ionic, non-ionic, and low-osmolar. Recognize and treatment of contrast reactions.

Set-up, operate, and interpret results of intravascular/cardiac ultrasound, and fractional flow reserve.

Set-up, function, and use of devices related to foreign body retrieval, angiojet, intra-aortic balloon pump, coil embolization, temporary pacemaker.

Initiate hemostasis methods and support devices (mechanical closer or hemostasis accelerators) to include manual compression, femstop, radial compression devices, suture devices and collagen/thrombin devices.

Drape for vascular access studies such as venous: femoral, subclavian, internal jugular, others as indicated. Arterial: femoral and others as indicated. 25. Recover procedure rooms at the end of procedures, return unused supply to stock and clean medical equipment per MTF guidelines. This task also includes the restocking of supplies, return of medical equipment and turn-in/pick-up from sterile processing.

Assist with transportation of patient from hospital, and those in the air evacuation system requiring IABPs.

Assist with the orientation of newly assigned staff and medical students. 28. Serve on the "On-call team" for urgent cardiac catheterization (invasive) procedures 24/7 STEMI team and the Interventional radiology 24/7 team.

Complete daily/weekly/ monthly checks duty checklists pertaining to mission readiness.

Maintain inventory level of disposable supplies; stock accordingly, complete inventory checklist, requisition supplies and return excess stock.

Prepare equipment requisition. Ensure emergency equipment is available and functional.

Prepare reusable soiled surgical items for CMS sterilization: Turn instruments in and retrieve after cleaned.

Participate in unit training, and competency program.

Utilize and complete daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual checklists to maintain the unit in a state of readiness for procedures and patient care.

Additional duties as assigned such as maintaining cleanliness, serviceability of lead aprons and tracking dosimeters.

QUALIFICATIONS

.Degree/Education (5.2.4 Degree/Education (5.2.4): Cardiovascular technicians shall possess a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, an associate diploma, baccalaureate and/or master's degree and must be a graduate form an accredited school of cardiovascular and interventional training from at least one 22 state or territory in the United States. Verification of education shall be supplied by the contractor in the pre-employment packet. ? Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support (5.2.3): All Cardiovascular Tech shall possess a current, active, valid, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification. Proof of RCIS verification shall be provided by the contractor prior to beginning work and at renewal date. Must have advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification. ? Experience: Cardiovascular Technicians shall have a minimum of 5 years catheterization laboratory work experience obtained after graduating from an accredited school of cardiovascular and interventional training. The contract cardiovascular technician shall be proficient on the selection, function and use of diagnostic and interventional sheaths, catheters, guidewires, guide catheters, balloon tipped catheters, stents, inflation devices, hemostasis valves, and access needles. The contract cardiovascular technician shall be proficient and function in but not limited to the following procedures: Left heart catheterization, Right heart catheterizations, Left ventricular gram, Percutaneous angioplasty, Percutaneous cardiac interventions, coronary stent placements, foreign body retrieval, Intravascular/cardiac ultrasound, Fractional flow reserve, coronary valve measurements, percutaneous cardiocentesis, cardioversion. The contract cardiovascular technician must be able to learn and function in procedures such as but not limited to: Drain placements, renal angiograms/renal angioplasty, nephrostomy tube placement, port placement/removal, paracentesis, thoracentesis, venaseal and biopsy procedures. ? Board Certification (5.2.6.4.4): None ? Licensure/Registration: All Cardiovascular Technicians shall possess a current, active, valid, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification HCW Duties (5.1 Task 1): The duties for the Cardiovascular Technician HCW are as follows:

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