Dallas, TX US
CARDIAC CATH LAB
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is seeking a Cardiovascular Special Procedures Tech in the CV Observation Recovery Unit.
A focal point of the heart and vascular program at Texas Health Dallas is the cardiac catheterization laboratory, where advanced minimally invasive techniques are used to detect and treat life-threatening blockages of the circulatory system. Common procedures include:
• Balloon angioplasty
• Carotid artery stenting
• Laser angioplasty
• Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA)
• Peripheral vascular angioplasty
• Thrombolytic drug therapy
• Vascular brachytherapy
Additional treatments and therapies:
• Abdominal aortic aneurism
• Aortic valve repair/replacement
• Atrial septal defect
• Coronary bypass (MIDCAB)
• Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
• Lower extremity stents
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Monday-Friday Variable shifts
Minimum Education Requirements:
Associate degree in Applied Science or an equivalent from an accredited School of Radiology Technology or Cardiovascular Technology
Minimum Licensure / Certification Requirements:
ARRT, RCIS, or RCES required. BLS,ACLS also required. CVT accepted but RCIS required within a year of employment.
Minimum Experience Requirements:
6 months related experience preferred.
Minimum Skill Requirements:
Effective communication with guests, patients, physicians, and team members. Treat guests, patients, employees, and physicians in a manner consistent with Service Excellence guidelines.
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to improve care processes that promote continuity of care.
• Initiates action to meet patient and/or significant others need for information.
• Takes action to reduce/eliminate patient risks.
• Assist Physician with all invasive procedures
• Adapts care measures to reflect age-specific and developmental considerations.
• Performs technical procedures safely, proficiently.
• Assesses the knowledge, skills, and learning needs of team members in relation to the needs and acuity level of patients before the delegation of care.
• Performs as resource/instructor of technical skills.
• Produces documentation that initiates, follows and revises patient's plan of care.
• Produces documentation that supports and meets regulatory requirements.
• Performs time out procedures correctly.
• Identifies realistic and measurable annual goals for professional development.
• Serves as patient advocate.
• Complies with personnel policies; i.e., Attendance, Dress Code
• Communicates per department expectations
• Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communication.
• Makes timely and appropriate decisions regarding unresolved/difficult patient care issues or conditions.
• Assists in the identification of ineffective and costly processes and takes action to improve those processes.
• Utilizes evidence-based practice.
• Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and research strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient care.
• Uses Collaborative Practice Model philosophy to work in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and unlicensed assistive personnel.
• Actively participates in formal and informal teaching and evaluation to strengthen clinical competence of self and team members.
• Functions as preceptor (if selected by Unit Manager)
• Uses Unit Based Council communication structure.
• Acceptable use of interpersonal relationship skills with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, and other customers.
• Flexible with scheduling to help meet departmental/patient needs.
• Adapts to changes in workload assignment to meet changing needs of the individual patient or the unit
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers . The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence