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Cardiac Catherization, Cardiovascular Technician

HCA, Hospital Corporation of America El Paso, TX
  • Posted: September 11, 2019
  • Full-Time

About Las Palmas Medical Center
Las Palmas Medical Center offers comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women's Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region. Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with compassionate, quality healthcare.
Benefits
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
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POSITION SUMMARY:
This position assists with procedures including scrubbing, monitoring and positioning patients as needed. This position is also cross-trained in non-invasive procedures including, EKG and stress testing. Assists with hemodynamics, which includes monitoring, cardiac output and intra-aortic balloon pumping. and inventory and quality assurance.
POPULATION SERVED:
Cardiovascular Services serves adult and geriatric patients with suspected or confirmed cardiovascular disease. Our patient population is multicultural and has a high prevalence of diabetes and renal disease. Care planning is individualized based on the patients assessed needs.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Operates monitoring equipment, troubleshoots unit and develops new programs for the monitoring equipment.
Prepare or assist with patient preparation, provides instruction to patient, assist with transportation of patients.
Assists in procedures in the capacity of scrub tech, monitoring tech and assists with radiological duties as trained.
Functions in all aspects of the Cardiac Cath Lab, with the exception of giving drugs.
Prepares equipment at the start of each day, assures equipment is functioning prior to procedure
Assures equipment need for procedures are present, maintains sterile technique.
Assists with code arrest situations during procedures, including CPR and defibrillation.
Assists in non-invasive testing including EKG, and stress testing.
Assists Cardiovascular Clinical Coordinator with PI data collection and report generation.
Assists with scheduling and office duties as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
Required
High school graduate or equivalent
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Preferred
Associate of Applied Science
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LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
Required
BCLS certification
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Preferred
ACLS certification
RCIS certification
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EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
Required
One-year employment experience in hospital setting as a technician.
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Preferred
Graduate of an approved cardiovascular program knowledge of Cardiovascular Technology in Invasive and Non-invasive areas.
Cardiac Catheterization experience preferred.
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SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Reads and writes basic English
Ability to move in excess of 100 pounds with assistance from other staff.
Knowledge of dosages and critical care drugs and nursing protocols.
Knowledge of EKG arrhythmia and hemodynamic monitoring, and intra aortic balloon pumping.
Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners, managerial and employee needs.
Cardiac Catheterization laboratory and Cardiology Service experience preferred.
Job: **Clinical Techs - CV Cath Lab Surg Vasc & Central Sterile*
Title: Cardiac Catherization, Cardiovascular Technician
Location: Texas-El Paso-Las Palmas Medical Center - El Paso
Requisition ID: 01515-20969

HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

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