Associate Cardiovascular Technician - Cath lab Team

Associate Cardiovascular Technician

Job Code

30001077

Basic Function

Performs a variety of technical and non-technical functions with direction from the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL) Lead. Assists in clinical areas that require Cardiovascular Technology support including in-patient and out-patient services.

Scope

Working within Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Nursing & Clinical Services Organization. Carries out specialized therapeutic, technical and diagnostic procedures utilizing specialized and complex equipment and instruments under the supervision of an Advanced / Senior Cardiovascular Tech. Responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment and instruments. Will coordinate with Clinical Engineering Unit to arrange for complex maintenance. May be assigned to other duties as required in Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.  Incumbent requires a thorough current knowledge in all aspects of cardiac catheterization laboratory procedures and protocols and has demonstrated competency in this area. In general, all work is performed during normal working hours but will be on call and may be required to work shifts.

Principal Contacts

Routine daily contact with Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Unit staff, Clinical Engineering Unit staff, CSS staff, hospital staff, clinic staff, and auxiliary medical personnel. Frequent contact with clinicians and patients. Occasional with other JHAH and outside services.

Principal Duties

Under the supervision of Senior Cardiovascular Tech, performs the following activities:

  • Activates, operates, and troubleshoots all radiographic equipment, hemodynamic monitors, digital subtraction angiography units, pacemaker programming units, contrast power injectors, patient monitoring equipment, other CCL equipment.
  • Performs diagnostic, interventional CCL procedures according to evidence base practice and policy.
  • Utilizes proper exposure factors and acquisition programming, as well as use of tableside controls during procedures.
  • Ensures radiation safety and protection guidelines are followed at all times by CCL staff.
  • Functions as scrub assistant to assist during CCL procedures.
  • Monitors patient's cardiac rhythm and hemodynamic values during CCL procedures using hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Assists CCL staff during patient resuscitation efforts.
  • Assists in patient preparation, patient movement, patient monitoring, and patient transportation prior to, during, and following the CCL procedure.
  • Ensures that a permanent record of CCL procedures is stored on CDR or permanent archiving device, as well as ensuring that medical record keeping responsible is updated.
  • Generates CD copies of CCL procedures for referral patients per medical referral.
  • Completes inventory counts of all CCL supplies, coordinates with Supply Chain to ensure timely ordering and delivery of supplies.
  • Maintains continuing education and attends workshops relevant to new CCL equipment, procedures, and techniques.

Principal Duties (cont'd)

  • Participates in Quality Program and Safety of the Cardiac Cath Lab in compliance with accreditation standards and policy.
  • Reports and follows up on discrepancies in cases to Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for correction.
  • Implement all new practice/protocols as directed.
  • Treats customers (guests, patients, nurses, physicians and other employees) with courtesy, respect and caring behaviors.
  • Presents a positive image of JHAH through professional appearance and behavior.
  • Maintains confidentiality by choosing the appropriate persons, time and place for patient related discussions.
  • Immediately brings abnormal findings to the attention of Advanced / Senior Cardiovascular Tech/Cardiologist and team.
  • Supports unit culture of quality and safety.
  • Assures patient comfort and dignity measures during transport, without exception.
  • Frequently checks for and reads all communication/minutes.
  • Demonstrates effective collaboration and team behaviors.
  • Contributes to unit culture of quality and safety.

Education

  • High School (12-years schooling) 
  • 2 Years Diploma/Associate Degree in Cardiovascular / Radiology Technology
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Cardiac Technology is preferred.

Experience

  • Up to 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Completion of Cardiovascular Technology internship program

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

  • The following Certifications preferred: Cardiac-Interventional (CI) / Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) / Registered Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES).
  • Candidates must meet the requirements of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties / Ministry Of Health.
  • Basic computer skills desirable.
  • Working knowledge of spoken and written English. Spoken Arabic is desirable.