Patients in the Electrophysiology & Cardiac Catheterization Lab are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including Registered Nurses, Cardiovascular Technologists, Registered Radiologic Technologists and Interventional Cardiologists. Patients require continuous cardiac monitoring, frequent physician, nursing and ancillary service intervention, and other specialized treatment and/or procedures such as intubation, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, aortic balloon pumps, pericardicentesis, transfusion of blood products, insertion of permanent and temporary pacemakers, cardioversion, defibrillation, pain management, sedation and titration of intravenous medications including vasoactive agents, cardiac agents, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet agents.
The Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist performs a variety of technical medical functions and patient care activities involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary ailments and arrhythmias.
The primary function is the operations and administration of Fluoroscopy in the EP/Cath Labs. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring cases, scrubbing cases, unit development projects, assist with supply and equipment management/stocking, and all other talents that are part of the full success of the EP/Cardiac Cath Team.
The Cardiac Cath Lab is a multi-disciplinary environment. We perform services for Infant to Geriatrics that include Coronary, Valve, Arrhythmia, Congenital, Transplant and Heart failure procedures. The team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Hospital Administration and auxiliary support. Each discipline is required to perform duties and responsibilities of their specialty and support all other specialties on the team to provide high quality care, compliance, innovation and implementation.
***New-hires are eligible for a hiring bonus & relocation incentives ***
Department-Specific Working Conditions:
Minimum requirements for all RT(R)s.
Usual Orientation Time: Orientation varies depending on experience and assessment of learning needs. Anywhere from 4 weeks minimum to a maximum of 26 weeks. All ranges listed below are subject to change based on individual assessment.