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PRN Cert Cardiac Catheterization Technologist Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

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Job ID: 160126
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Shift 1

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is looking for a Per Diem Certified Cardiac Cath Tech

Position Description
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Providing clinical and technical care to cardiac patients in the cardiac catheterization
and/or electrophysiology laboratories.
Assisting with performing initial patient assessment / primary interview upon patient’s arrival
Assisting with transporting patients as needed
Prepping for procedures using aseptic technique
Preparing patients for invasive procedures by preparing catheter sites, preparing table and preparing equipment using sterile technique
Circulating within department during procedures for purposes of providing supplies
Attending to the needs of the patient, running O2 Sats and performing emergency support
Stocking procedure rooms and bedside supplies daily
Responding to emergency situations by administration of CPR, electrical defibrillation and ventilation
Assisting physicians during procedures by performing scrub assist duties
Preparing specialty equipment as ordered by the physician.
Analyzing hemodynamics, interpreting ECGs and recording procedural events properly
Monitoring and documenting events and conditions of patients in an accurate, clear and precise manner throughout the procedure according to departmental documentation standards
Maintaining mandatory daily logs and equipment checklists
Notifying physician and nursing staff of significant changes in patient vital signs and overall status
Notifying appropriate departments in the event of an emergency
Processing labels and stores studies appropriately
Conducting QC for invasive and other procedures within the department including X-Ray in all procedure rooms, temperature logs (refrigerator, blanket warmer)
Setting up sterile trays for invasive procedures, assisting with making procedure trays using sterile technique.
Being familiar and competent with all procedural and specialty equipment and software used during a procedure for documentation in the electronic medical record
Troubleshooting minor equipment repairs or notifying Clinical Engineering as needed
Reporting major equipment problems to management
Cleaning patient equipment daily
Providing post-procedural care upon conclusion of study/procedure
Removing sheaths after procedures, ensuring hemostasis, cleans and dresses insertion sites
Educating patients on post-procedure guidelines.
Assisting with room turnover and lab cleans between procedures as needed
Performing duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum Requirements: 

Please apply if you possess these qualifications:
Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Technology/Allied Health required Or 2+ years related clinical experience in the Cardiology field may be considered as a substitute for the Associate's Degree
1+ years experience in Cardiac Cath / EP Lab preferred
Active CPR and ACLS certifications required
RCIS or ARRT certification preferred
Possesses motivation and initiative required
Ability to respond to emergency situations required
Ability to effectively and safely utilize all equipment required
Demonstrated competence in the assessment, treatment, and care of age specific patients required
Ability to complete all training courses designated for this position required
Must utilize sound judgment
Ability to work as part of a team required

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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