The San Diego VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for a Medical Instrument Technician (Cardiac Catheterization) assigned to the Cardiology section of the Medicine service. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab Technician works with physician to complete both diagnostic and interventional invasive cardiac procedures including: LHC, RHC, PTCAs, Stent placement, IABP, IVUS, pressure wires, pericardialcentesis, temporary pacemakers, radial artery procedures and peripheral procedures. The Cardiac Catheterization Technician is responsible for performing procedures in the Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) and the Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab) by assisting with permanent pacemaker placement, AICD placement and ablations. The Technician has advanced knowledge of peripheral and coronary anatomy and physiology related to cardiovascular function. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provides mentoring, training and demonstrations of new and existing Physicians and staff members, develop continuing education curricula, including demonstration of new techniques to be utilized. Performs introduction and training of clinical staff, including nursing and physician personnel, on medical equipment and supplies (new and existing). Creates and updates new and existing policies and procedures pertaining to new equipment and Cardiology departmental operations. Participate in performance improvement projects. Recognizes vulnerable areas in the department's policies or procedures and acquires a solution independently and without the direction of management. Proficient in the operation and troubleshooting the complex procedural and testing equipment that includes IVUS, RADI-wire, Rotablator, filter wires, permanent pacemaker insertions and AICD insertions etc. Performs duties in the EP lab, as needed, to provide staffing for procedures. Coordinates and performs in-services for new equipment and supplies in conjunction with outside vendors. Assists with new product and equipment procurements for Cardiology department (Cath and EP). Performs the daily, weekly and monthly quality control and performance improvement indicators for the Cardiac Cath Lab and possesses the ability to prepare and analyze quality control of test results. Performs weekly inventory of supplies to ensure adequate levels are maintained based on clinical workload while, at the same time, ensuring no supplies expire. Applies his/her knowledge and understanding of the cardiac 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. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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