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Cardiac Catheterization Technologist

Company: Geisinger
Location: Falls
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Cardiac Catheterization Technologist
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services
Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full time
Department: GWV Invasive Cardiac Laboratory Division
Date Posted: 05/25/2023
Job ID: R-47952
Job SummaryProvides technical assistance to performing physician during diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, structural heart procedures, and other related procedures. Responsible for direct care of patient during procedure as well as management of hemostasis post procedure. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned laboratory.
Job DutiesCome Join our Heart Institute Team!*** $12,000 Sign-on Bonus for qualified candidates ***

  • Assists the physician with adult and pediatric cardiac catheterizations including but not limited to the following procedures and techniques: myocardial biopsy, transluminal coronary angioplasty and stenting, rotational atherectomy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, cardiac assist device insertion, percutaneous valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve implantation, peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Practice of sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table.
  • Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures.
  • Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion and airway management.
  • Assists with ongoing clinical research trials pertinent to the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
  • Records, monitors, and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
  • Responsible for primary and secondary hemostasis during and after procedure.
  • Operates and ensures the quality control of hemodynamic recording devices, fluoroscopy and cine-angiographic x-ray equipment, oxygen consumption equipment, and blood analysis equipment.
  • Exhibits extensive knowledge of all related equipment within the catheterization laboratory.
  • Assists with the training and orientation of students, techs, cardiology fellows, and cardiac catheterization technologists new to the department.
  • Preparation of arterial lines.
  • Performs appropriate billing for services rendered or equipment used as related to cardiac catheterization.
  • Collection and analysis of arterial and venous blood samples including specimens sent to laboratory, blood gases, and saturations.
  • Participates in Joint Commission-mandated educational programs.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Position DetailsApplicants who hold an ARRT certification as a Radiology Tech are required to maintain the ARRT certification.*** $12,000 Sign-on Bonus for qualified candidates ***Are you looking for a very fulfilling career and work with an awesome team and save lives! Apply now! Position Details:
    • Hours: Rotating start time: 7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:00 am.
    • On Call - 1-2 days per week, and every third weekend
    • *Opportunity to grow career in Invasive Cardiology To learn more about Geisinger Heart Institute, please visit: Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. -Our benefits package includes: - -Comprehensive health insurance coverage starting on your first day of employment with three medical plan options, including flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) options -Life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage paid for by the company -A competitive 401(k) plan with automatic Geisinger contributions beginning on your first day of employment -A generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly -Access to the MyHealth Rewards wellness program, which helps you improve your health and earn incentives -Support for families, including adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave, and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones -We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. That's why we offer several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which provide opportunities for you to network and develop professionally. Our ERGs are open to all employees and are formed around common identities. - -To learn more about our benefit offerings, please visit: -
      EducationGraduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required), Associate's Degree-Healthcare Related Degree (Preferred)
      Certification(s) and License(s)Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) within 2 years - Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); Certified Radiology Technologist - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
      Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Cardiac Catheterization Technologist, Other , Falls, Pennsylvania

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