To assist the physicians during procedures performed and assist with the technical aspects of lab operations. To assist in the design, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of equipment and inventory systems to support cardiac cath lab and electrophysiology lab functions.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides technical support for cardiac catheterization lab and structural heart procedures including: TAVR, ADS/PFO Closures, Left Atrial Appendage Procedures, and other procedures deemed appropriate for the structural heart lab and cardiac cath lab
Assist with instruction of new staff and provision of ongoing staff education related to specialized equipment located within the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Structural Heart Lab.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.
Demonstrates advanced skills in areas of direct patient care and patient/family teaching in the care of the cardiac cath patient undergoing diagnostic procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, directional coronary atherectomy, and structural heart room procedures.
Adheres to strict guidelines related to sterile technique in an operating room environment
Assists in departmental Performance Improvement assessments and initiatives
Communicates appropriately with good interpersonal skills
Performs duties of a scrub assistant during a procedure, including; controlling and manipulating guide wires and balloon catheters, and maintaining a sterile field.
Acts as a team member during procedures to assure safe and efficient patient care on a daily basis.
Participates in the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of department clinical databases.
Demonstrates compliance with Christiana Care Center and Departmental policies and procedures and mandatory education requirements including but not limited to safety, infection control, attendance and dress code.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Graduate of an approved school of radiologic technology with ARRT Licensure.
Three years cardiac catheterization or EP experience.
Internal Number: JR53999
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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