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Cardiovascular Tech (CVT) – Cath Lab (FT) Full Time

Responsible for assisting all diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular radiological procedures in a timely manner. Performs procedures according to physicians orders in the patients chart or per prescription on outpatients. As a member of the care team, the CVT is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care. In addition, the CVT must be able and willing to cross-train into other appropriate modalities. Through following hospital policy/procedure is responsible for quality control, quality improvement and equipment maintenance.

Work Schedule

Flexible schedules to cover all shifts, rotating call with a 30-minute response time, as hospital needs demand

Primary Duties

Patient Care:

  1. Performs Cardiovascular Technologist procedures in a timely manner; documents required information and communicates to primary physician and direct care staff pertinent information.
  2. Coordinates and assists the care of patients assigned in collaboration with physicians, nurses and allied health staff.
  3. Evaluates patient condition to adequately perform procedure.
  4. Informs and explains procedure to be performed to patient and what is expected in terms of his/her cooperation.
  5. Provides comprehensive direct patient care and assures a safe and comforting environment.
  6. Consults with other staff as necessary to meet the needs of the patient and family.
  7. Ensures the necessary clinical equipment and supplies are available and are safely utilized.
  8. Possesses the knowledge of growth and development of patients across the life span (i.e., neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric).
  9. Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

Staff/Unit Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains current license and registration.
  2. Uses resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  3. Participates in peer review.
  4. Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students.
  5. Maintains and develops own professional competencies.
  6. Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.
  7. Assists in interdepartmental service coordination.
  8. Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization Review programs.
  9. Assumes a role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.
  10. Assists in the coordination of unit operations.
  11. Assists in all aspects of care if the environment, such as dietary, housekeeping, infection control, and supply and equipment management.
  12. Attends 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.
  13. Helps provide staff to other areas of the hospital when needed.

Age-Specific Competencies

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, education, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patient served in his/her assigned area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care must be gained through education, training or experience. Employees must maintain a satisfactory level of knowledge and skill to continue employment. The assessment of competence for each category is based on one or more of the following:

  1. A review of sample medical records.
  2. Observation of interaction with patients.
  3. Direct observation of participation in treatment planning.

Neonate (01 month)

  1. Provide for a safe environment; i.e. warmth, security.
  2. Provide a clean, quiet area for nutritional intake and bonding.
  3. Involve responsible adult in decision-making.
  4. Incorporate normal physiological parameters into assessment.
  5. Involve responsible adult in procedure and education.
  6. Provide articles for grooming and personal hygiene appropriate to clinical status.
  7. Recognizes physical indications of abuse/neglect and initiates and notifies Child Protective Agency.Pediatric (1 month12 years)
  1. Provide for safe environment; i.e., security, side rails, orientation to surroundings.
  2. Involve patient/responsible adult in decision-making.
  3. Provide access for support systems (i.e., family, peers).
  4. Facilitate coordination of academic education.
  5. Provide articles for grooming and personal hygiene appropriate to developmental level and clinical status.
  6. Provide recreational opportunities.
  7. Provide diet appropriate to eating patterns, food choices, and ability to chew (i.e., finger foods).
  8. Provide privacy.
  9. Involve patient/responsible adult in procedure and education.
  10. Incorporate normal physiological parameters into assessment.
  11. Recognizes physical/psychological indications of abuse/neglect and initiates and notifies Child Protective Agency.Adolescent (13-17 years)
  1. Provide for safe environment; i.e., security, side rails, orientation to surroundings.
  2. Involve patient/responsible adult in decision-making.
  3. Provide access for support systems (i.e., family, peers).
  4. Facilitate coordination of academic education.
  5. Provide articles for grooming and personal hygiene appropriate to developmental level and clinical status.
  6. Provide recreational opportunities.
  7. Provide diet appropriate to eating patterns, food choices and ability to chew.
  8. Provide privacy.
  9. Involve patient/responsible adult in procedure and education.
  10. Incorporate normal physiological parameters into assessment.
  11. Recognizes physical/psychological indications of abuse/neglect and initiates and notifies Child Protective Agency.
  12. Recognizes family interactions considering stressors (i.e., fear, anxiety regarding potential altered body image, immobility, regression).
  13. Uses easily understood terms.Adult (1865 years)
  1. Provide for safe environment by providing orientation to unit and surroundings.
  2. Provide caloric intake based on physical needs (i.e., healing or maintenance).
  3. Allow patient to participate in decisions regarding his/her plan of care/treatment.
  4. Encourage access to support systems (i.e., family, significant other, pastoral care).
  5. Incorporate normal physiologic parameters into assessment of status and response to care/treatment.
  6. Demonstrate respect for individual by addressing with name the individual wishes to be called.
  7. Education should be directed to patient with family involvement unless cognitive ability prevents this.
  8. Ensure assist devices such as glasses, hearing aides, and walkers are available and utilized.
  9. Recognizes anxiety regarding potential changes in life style (i.e., physical, economic) resulting from illness.

Geriatric (over 65 years)

  1. Explain any unfamiliar objects, equipment and what you will do before you start.
  2. Give one direction at a time; repeat as necessary.
  3. Review perception of current health status, health problems and medications taken.
  4. Provide for safe environment; do not leave unattended during procedure; keep side rails up post procedure; provide a night light; answer call bell immediately.
  5. Provide assistance and privacy for bowel and bladder elimination.
  6. Provide diet appropriate to eating patterns, food choices, and ability to chew.
  7. Provide assistance with activities of daily living and use of assist devices as indicated.
  8. Incorporate normal physiologic parameters into assessment of status and response to care/treatment.
  9. Encourage access to support systems (i.e., family, friends, pastoral care).
  10. Demonstrate respect for the individual by addressing that person by the name that individual wishes to use.
  11. Allow patient to participate in decisions regarding plan of care/treatment.
  12. Education should be directed to patient with family involvement unless cognitive ability prevents this.
  13. Maintains body temperature by providing blankets.
  14. Recognizes family interactions considering stressors (i.e., fear, anxiety regarding potential altered body image, immobility, regression).
  15. Recognizes potential for altered level of orientation which may require family intervention.
  16. Provides education regarding post-operative instructions , using easily understood terms.
  17. Assesses potential increased educational needs due to compromised ability to comply and/or comprehend instructions.
  18. Recognizes physical/psychological indications of abuse/neglect and initiates and notifies Adult Protective Services.The above staff member must demonstrate the knowledge and skill levels necessary to provide care, based on defined criteria, that is appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skill level and knowledge needed to provide such care is gained through education, training, and/or experience. When the individual does not meet the standard for a specific competency, he/she will not be allowed to care for the specified populations until retraining has occurred and competency has been demonstrated.

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  • Job Title: Cardiovascular Tech (CVT) – Cath Lab (FT)
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