Tufts Medical Center Cardiovascular Technician in Boston, Massachusetts
Department: EP Lab
Schedule: Part-Time Regular
Shift: Day Rotation
Hours: 6am-7:30pm M-F
1-2 years experience is required
Under general supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs and assists in noninvasive and invasive cardiac procedures. Procedures include routine diagnostic cardiac catheterization, interventional procedures (balloon dilations, stent placements, coil embolization, etc.), electrophysiology procedures, tilt table studies, myocardial biopsies, and more.
Responsible for monitoring, recording, generating reports on patients' vitals and hemodynamic data during procedures.
Performs clinical testing on blood gases, oxygen saturations, and activated clotting times according to jointly established policies and procedures, set forth by the hospital's clinical laboratory and pediatric cardiology.
Monitors EKG and pressure wave forms throughout cardiac catheterization procedures. Analyses changes in EGK conduction and rate; intracardiac pressures and keeps physician informed during a procedure.
Maintains a complete record of all events occurring during a catheterization laboratory procedure through the use of on-line computer log.
Ability to read, write, perform arithmetic, calculations, have basic cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and physical sciences at a level generally acquired through at least two years of college or two years of specialized training beyond high school.
At least one year in a pediatric lab. Two years of related experience is typically required for a person to acquire the knowledge and manual skills necessary to perform the job at its highest standard.
Must have interpersonal skills necessary to allay apprehension and explain procedures to parents and patients in general as well as those with mental and physical handicaps.
Must have sound knowledge of medical equipment used routinely in emergency situations; hemodynamic monitor, EKG monitor, suction equipment, transcutaneous O2 saturation monitor, BP machine, O2 equipment, temporary pacing equipment, code 99 equipment.
Ability to work well under stressful and high pressure situations. Some of our patient population is a high risk and/or are emergency patients. It is strongly recommended that technicians have certification at the level of "advanced pediatric cardiopulmonary life support".