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Cardiac Cath Lab / Vascular Technologist

Long Beach, CA
$94k+
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Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently recruiting for a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Vascular/Interventional Radiologic (IR) Technologist to support the Long Beach VA Health Care System located at 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822. The technologist will participate and assist the cardiologist in Catheterization Laboratory. This includes but is not limited to operating the C-arm and supporting the cardiologist in the Catheterization Laboratory suite. This is a full-time, long-term opening with terrific compensation and benefits. The selected candidate(s) will perform highly specialized exams. This revolves around complex interventional procedures (IR), which includes but is not limited to vascular angiography (IR) examinations. The technologist must also be able to manage the workstations for the Picture, Archive, and Communication System (PACS). Services will be provided Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm with minimal overtime. If you accept employment with Ansible, you must also acknowledge that any assigned schedule is subject to change at the direction of either Ansible or its customers.

Ansible is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers’ success as if it is their own.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coordinating ordering all Cath Lab specific supplies with Logistics and Prosthetics including catheters, balloons, stents, sheaths, etc.
  • Coordinate all communication with vendors and schedule their visits
  • Scrub, circulate, monitor, and operate equipment on the most complex examination and treatment procedures including intra-aortic balloon pump therapy for critical ill patients
  • They assure medications are properly labeled and available for physician administration
  • They have a functional knowledge of the cardiac medications use, appropriate doses, and side effects
  • They assist with training and mentoring other technicians, nurses, nursing students, and cardiology fellows
  • They assist the cardiology manager with quality control and performance improvement activities
  • They work with physician to complete both diagnostic and interventional invasive cardiac procedures including: LHC, RHC, PTCAs, Stent placement, IABP, IVUS, OCT, pressure wires, percardiocentesis, temporary pacemakers, radial artery procedures, peripheral procedures, permanent pacemaker placement and AICD placement
  • Monitors the progression of procedures requiring independent judgment and anticipate need to provide specific instrument and/or catheters
  • The Cardiac Cath Lab Technician has the intimate knowledge of vascular and coronary anatomy and physiology related to cardiovascular function
  • The technologist serves as scrub assistant to the Cardiologist for device implantation including pacemaker and defibrillators and is knowledgeable of sterile technique, surgical tools, and techniques of electrocautery and suturing.
  • Assist in fluoroscopy with the internal and external placement of cardiac pacemaker
  • The technologist must be familiar with a wide variety of computerized equipment. This includes angiographic (IR), digital fluoroscopy, PACS viewing stations, and hospital computer systems such as VISTA and CPRS
  • Ability to scrub, circulate, and monitor advanced procedures (including electrophysiological) to include intravascular ultrasound, OCT, FFR, Acists device, Angiojet, filter wires, permanent pacemaker insertions and AICD insertions
  • Knowledge and understanding of waveforms from the great vessels and all chambers of the heart including the ability to recognize and distinguish normal from abnormal, artifact from abnormality, and forewarn the physician of an impending life-threatening situation
  • Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedure and techniques in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures, to evaluate and initiate performance improvement projects, and to write policies, procedures, and protocols that pertain to the Cardiac Cath Lab

Qualifications

  • Licensed in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia
  • Certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R)
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Knowledge of the concepts and practices of Catheterization Laboratory and vascular-interventional modality, including balloon angioplasty, stenting, intra-aortic balloon pumps, pacemakers/defibrillator implantation
  • Knowledge in teaching/instructing procedures in the interventional lab
  • Ability to communicate with staff and cardiologists
  • Knowledge of radiation protection standards, minimum radiographic exposure techniques and employing lead shielding when performing standard or fluoroscopic procedures
  • Knowledge of instructional techniques to educate newly hired or promoted technologists or radiology residents of the function of the exams
  • No sponsorship available

Pay Range: $43.43 - $70 hourly

All candidates must be able to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above shoulders during the work shift
  • Lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist
  • Lift up to 20 lbs
  • Carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance
  • Push/pull with 30 lbs of force

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Last updated on Jan 22, 2024

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