Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist II
Job Ref # 30500
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Location: The Woodlands, TX
Category: Cath Lab

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, located at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45, is scheduled to open in July 2017. Construction includes a 150,000-square-foot medical building, which opened March 2016. The Medical Office Building 1 includes a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center & Infusion Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Wellness Services, Outpatient Laboratory and Therapy, in addition to multi-specialty physician practices.
Job Summary

The CV Technologist is an experienced Technologist who assists with interventional and therapeutic cardiac or electrophysiology procedures including but not limited to peripheral and coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device implantation. The CV Technologist has specialized training with and knowledge of cardiovascular procedures directly related to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The CV Technologist must fully capture the concepts of a cardiac/electrophysiology catheterization lab and exercise critical thinking skills in a fast-paced environment, due to rapid changing patient status. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to safety standards and guidelines to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. The Technologist is a member of the direct patient care team.  This job requires availability to be on call. 

 

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  1. Provides personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

 

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

 

  1. Focuses on patient/customer safety

  2. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

  3. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

  4. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

  5. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results.  Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)

  2. Guides and mentors CV Technicians, Cath Lab RN’s and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities.

SERVICE – 30%

  1. Performs interventional and therapeutic cardiac or electrophysiology procedures including but not limited to peripheral and coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device implantation.  (EF)

  2. Provides care for the physical needs of patients by executing various Cath Lab concepts to maximize performance.  This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired results and recognizes complications / limitations associated with certain procedures.  Proactively identifies how to address these for optimum outcomes. (EF)

  3. Provides direct assistance to physicians during procedures, including assisting with sterile technique.

QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%

  1. Follows safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly.  Properly utilizes patient radiation protection and immobilization during diagnostic procedures.  Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection control procedures.  Complies with job, departmental and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. (EF)

  2. Reports “near misses” and inputs errors promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends.  Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety.

  3. Ensures all Cath Lab and imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use.  Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF)

 

FINANCE - 10%

  1. Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. (EF)

  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies.  Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%

  1. Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities.

  2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Technologist.

  3. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • If required credential/registry acquired after September 1, 2013, Associates degree required 

  • Completion of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program recognized by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) highly preferred 

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Cath Lab Cardiovascular (CV) Technician

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments
  • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Radiology Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving.
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Houston Methodist The Woodlands will be the eighth in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital with many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The $380 million campus will feature a new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot facility. 

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