To prepare patients for invasive procedure, and assist the physician during a diagnostic catheterization, PTCA, or electrophysiology study. Rotates through all aspects of the laboratory.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares a patient for cardiac catheterization, PTCA, or EP study and maintains sterile techniques.
Assists the physician as a scrub person during a cardiac catheterization or PTCA.
Monitors the patient during the cardiac catheterization.
Develops the film after each procedure and maintains the quality control of the darkroom.
Anticipates the activities of each existing catheterization lab and keeps the schedule flowing consistently.
Maintains proper customer services with all areas that interact with laboratory.
Keeps a neat and clean work environment.
Reviews normal blood work when checking a patients chart pre-cath and reports to RN or physician as necessary.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients , including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other duties as required.
7:00am-5:30pm mostly, however sometimes 07:00am-3:30pm
11am-7:30pm one week every 5-6 weeks
7:00pm -6:30am one weeknight (M-F) a week
7:00pm Friday- 6:30am Monday morning, one weekend call shift (Friday-Monday) every 3-4 weeks.
Must live within 30 minutes of Christiana Hospital
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of registered X-Ray Technologist or Cardiovascular Technologist program or accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program. Cardiac Catheterization experience preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
BLS and ACLS within one year of hire.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.