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The University of Kansas Health System *Cardiac Cath Lab Tech in KANSAS CITY, Kansas

The University of Kansas Health System is looking for dynamic individuals to join our Cardiac Cath Lab Team. We have several tiers of positions available depending on your level of experience. New graduates are welcome!

The Cardiac Cath Lab Tech performs advanced diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, peripheral vascular procedures, and structural heart procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Cardiac Cath Lab Technicians are responsible for scrubbing, monitoring, and assisting providers as requested. Technicians respond with the team to patient distress situations and assist with equipment quality control and inventory management.

  • Assist in transporting patients to nursing units.

  • Attends to patient needs during cardiac lab procedures.

  • Circulates during procedure, as applicable.

  • Obtains and records hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data by operating hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment.

  • Participates in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Participates in On-call per established call schedule, if applicable.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Prepares patient and equipment for cardiac lab procedures by preparing site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting up pressure transducers and tubing.

  • Prepares the Cardiac Lab procedures rooms by ensuring that adequate stock is available.

  • Scrubs during procedure, as applicable. Assists the physician in maneuvering catheters.

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

  • Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Requirements for ALL Levels Cardiac Cath Lab Techs (I & II):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate of an accredited Radiology Tech Program or accredited CVT Program**

  • **Previous experience scrubbing in a Cardiac Cath, Interventional Radiology or Electrophysiology Lab and an Associate‚Äôs Degree in a Health Science may be substituted for the professional education requirement above

  • Experience:

  • Cardiac Cath Lab Tech I - no experience required

  • Cardiac Cath Lab Tech II - minimum 3 years Cath Lab Tech experience in a cardiac interventional lab

  • BLS Certification - American Heart Association

  • ACLS Certification - American Heart Association required within 6 months of hire

  • RCIS must be acquired within 2 years

  • Knowledge of radiation safety

  • Basic EKG interpretation

  • High ability to learn and use multiple imaging hemodynamic and medical record systems

Preferred Qualifications for ALL Levels Cardiac Cath Lab Techs (I & II):

  • ARRT Certifications (R) (American Registry of Radiology Technologists)

  • Registration as a Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT)

  • Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

  • Knowledge in computer-based imaging and hemodynamic management

  • Proficient in EKG interpretation

  • Basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology

  • Bachelor's Degree

Requisition ID: 2020-25988

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