Texas Health Resources Cardiovascular Special Procedures Technician in Bedford, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Required minimum education:

Associate degree in Applied Science or equivalent from an accredited School of Radiology Technology or Cardiovascular Technology

Required experience:

Previous experience in cardiac cath lab or critical care preferred

Required license/certification:

ARRT or RCIS or RCES required; BLS, ACLS also required. CPI within 90 days of hire

Required skills:

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:

Each person is accountable for communication and integration of his/her contribution to health care.

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

Performs technical procedures safely, proficiently

Adapts care measures to reflect age-specific and developmental considerations

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

Works with other team members to resolve patient issues

Communication with other care providers is timely, accurate, and complete

Patient/Family education and informational needs and barriers to learning are addressed & documented

Provisions are made for those who do not speak/ read English

Monitors patients ECG, hemodynamic pressures and alerts the patient care team of changes

Records, collects, interpret, and calculate data from the procedures for physician review

Operate multi-channel physiologic recorders, digital data recorders, oximeters, injectors, recorders, emergency and all related electrical and mechanical equipment necessary for all procedures

Report all malfunctions to supervisor/coordinator immediately

Perform scrub and monitor role during invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures

Provide care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation and IABP

Assist in circulator's role as needed

Remove arterial and venous sheaths and achieves hemostasis using manual and mechanical pressure

Provide patient care in coordination with team members

Assures clear, effective communication regarding patient care

Identifies and interprets cardiac rhythms, recognizes lethal arrhythmias and provides interventions based on pre-established protocols.

Age-specific safety measures are incorporated into patient's care

Equipment appropriate to age group is utilized

Technical Procedures are adapted to reflect age specific and development consideration

Delegates procedures as appropriate to the licensure/registration, education and competence of team members

Utilized by other staff as a resource

Documentation is complete, accurate and legible

Safety Checklist/quality controls are complete as required

Charges are complete, accurate, and legible

Transport of non-controlled substance medications, including removal from automated dispensing cabinets

Active participation in helping unit meet key performance indicators

Assumes responsibility for/participates in projects if asked

Practice reflects current methodology supported by current research and Clinical Practice Model practice guideline

Attends required meetings

Provides evidence of participation in process improvement activities

Entity Information:

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. With more than 550 physicians on its medical staff, hospital services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit and cardiac rehabilitation. Texas Health HEB recently received a dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a designated "Baby Friendly" facility by WHO and UNICEF. Our location brings the best of suburban living, offering you the benefits of convenience and solid career opportunities.

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