Cardiac Catheterization Technologist

Employer: 
Geisinger Health System
Location: 
Danville, Pennsylvania 17821
Medical Field: 
Invasive CVT/Electrophysiology

Geisinger Health System is seeking a Cardiac Catheterization Technologist to join their team in Danville PA. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the most skilled team in the region providing the highest level of cardiac cater. We bring together the brightest minds in cardiovascular health, leading treatment options and innovative procedures for safe, compassionate care.

 
In this role, you will provide technical assistance to performing physicians during diagnostic/interventional cardiac catheterizations, structural heart procedures, and other related procedures. You will be responsible for the direct care of patient during the procedure as well as management of hemostasis post procedure. This position works under the supervision of a physician in clinical matters and will report directly to the Lead Cardiac Catheterization Technologist.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists the physician with adult and pediatric cardiac catheterizations including but not limited to the following procedures and techniques: myocardial biopsy, transluminal coronary angioplasty and stenting, rotational atherectomy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, cardiac assist device insertion, percutaneous valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve implantation, ASD/PFO closure, peripheral vascular diagnostic/interventional procedures.
Practice of sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table.
Under the direction and supervision of the physician, administers medications pertinent to cardiac catheterization and other related procedures, including but not limited to, conscious sedation, IV pain medication, and titration of IV drips.
Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures. Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac/respiratory arrest including CPR, drug administration, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion and airway management.
Operates and ensures the quality control of hemodynamic recording devices, fluoroscopy and cine-angiographic x-ray equipment, oxygen consumption equipment, and blood analysis equipment.
Exhibits extensive knowledge of all related equipment within the catheterization laboratory including but not limited to intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, Intra-vascular ultrasound, Fractional Flow Reserve, Rotablator/Diamondback, Optical Coherence Tomography, LUCAS device, ultrasound console, and power injector.
Initiates life support techniques in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest including drug administration, defibrillation, temporary pacing of the heart, and airway management.
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in a related field of science or medicine preferred.
Graduation from an accredited Cardiovascular Technology Program and RCIS exam eligible required.
Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, electrophysiology, and chemistry required.
Completion of the credentialing process within 6 months of hire.
RCIS or an Associate's degree in healthcare and minimum two years of related experience required.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification required.
 
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
 
About Geisinger
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation's largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
 
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
 
 
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