Nemours is seeking a Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Full Time, Varied Days and Hours with Call, to join our Nemours Children’s Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Located in Orlando, Florida, Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated health care system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids and outpatient pediatric clinics, including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in health care innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
The Cardiac Catheterization Technician operates sophisticated equipment and provides patient care during catheterization procedures. Assists the physicians in performing diagnostics and interventional cardiac catheterization, diagnostics and therapeutic electrophysiology studies and interpreting hemodynamic waveforms and electrocardiographic tracings. Assists cardiologist in device implementation procedures and surgeons in completion of surgical procedures in the cath lab. Assists in the operation and maintenance of fluoroscopic, digital image recording and electrophysiology equipment. Assists in the development of policies and procedures. Collects data for quality control program. Assists with inventory controls and maintenance of computer reports. Patient care is individualized to the age/developmental and psycho-social-cultural need.
- Operates hemodynamic/physiologic recording, digital cineangiographic and electrophysiologic equipment.
- Performs and interprets hemodynamic waveforms. Operates physiologic recording computer system, including routine programs for diagnostic procedures and special measurement program for interventional procedures. Maintains storage and retrieval systems for all records.
- Maintains proper performance of physiological recording equipment and biplane digital angiographic equipment. Recognizes and troubleshoots problems with equipment.
- Prepares surgical trays, instruments, contrast media, room and patient for scheduled procedures. Assists the physician during diagnostics and interventional procedures, EP studies, pacemaker implantation and related procedures in the CICU and OR.
- With the approval of the Medical Director, Chief of Cardiology and Administrator develops policies and procedures for quality control of physiologic recording and processes, digital recording processes and record storage and retrieval systems. Monitors quality control indication.
- Provides age- and developmentally appropriate care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
- Maintains clinical competency in all aspects of cardiac catheterization, and provides direct patient care as needed.
- Provides safe and appropriate patient care.
- Recognizes and indentifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development. Strives to increase knowledge through independent study.
- Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, identifies goals for professional growth, and strives to meet these goals.
- Participates in quality improvement activities to enhance patient care.
- Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of five years cardiac catheterization experience required (pediatric preferred), two of which must include participation in interventional and electrophysiologic procedures.
- Surg Tech experience required; cardiac experience preferred.
- Minimum of one year as a scrub assistant and one year in maintaining research protocol.
- Knowledge of sterile technique, cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathology and patho-physiology is required.
- Must possess sufficient knowledge to identify equipment failure and malfunctions and assist in troubleshooting and repairs.
- Current PALS certification required.
- RCPT, RCVT certification is preferred.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more.
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