Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine.
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UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST LEAD (Day Shifts). The Cardiovascular Technologist Lead (CVT Lead) conducts a variety of technical procedures in an electrophysiology (EP) and/or catheterization (CATH) laboratory. Additional duties include: assist with and monitor invasive procedures and studies; operate imaging and physiological equipment; present in-services; participate in research projects; administer patient care services; and collect/record data.
In addition, within the Regional Heart Center at the University of Washington Medical Center, the CVT Lead assists physicians with complex cardiovascular procedures in the clinical research phase or in the newly developed FDA-approved period before availability in community hospitals. A CVT Lead may assist with investigational procedures as approved by the UW Medicine Institutional Review Board.
The CVT Lead regularly assigns, instructs, and checks the work of others. Under general direction of an RN3, Unit Manager, Associate Director, Medical Director, or Administrator, the CVT Lead assists in coordinating the operation of the clinical laboratory and the training of staff and cardiac fellows. Under general direction, the CVT Lead performs complex technical procedures and assists physicians during complex cardiovascular procedures.
Regularly assign, instruct, and check the work of others.
Perform diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations and other related procedures, including: perform diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures, including ablations and implantable device insertions; insert small catheters through a needle into the blood vessels and into the heart so that X-rays, angiograms, and other recordings can be obtained to determine the heart's structure and function, including mechanical and electrical.
Support complex procedures that are accessed only via clinical trial, FDA-regulated emergent use, or continued access protocols at research hospitals, including assisting with new and emerging techniques to treat and repair structural, coronary, vascular, and electrophysiological heart conditions.
Operate a wide variety of angiography and imaging equipment to produce a digital video, including a physiologic waveform record using high resolution recording systems; prepare and operate equipment such as IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS), Cardiac Mapping Systems and IntraCardiac Echocardiography (ICE); ensuring image capture in digital archiving system.
Select appropriate equipment to use for Electrophysiology procedures including diagnostic EP studies, ablations, and cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device implants.
Perform calibration on and operate a variety of physiological equipment and transducers to record and monitor waveforms and pressures in the heart chambers and major vessels.
Monitor, circulate, or perform surgical scrub duties in cardiac procedures such as heart catheterization, ablations, thermodilution studies, pacemaker/ICD studies, transseptal procedures, intra-aortic balloon pump/Impella procedures, coronary stenting procedures, various angiography studies, heart biopsy, and implantation of ventricular assist devices.
Administer patient care services such as wound dressing and incision care, oxygen, and suction. Prepare patients for examinations including surgical skin prep, explanation of procedures and physicians' orders, the preparation and setup of surgical trays and materials for the procedures utilizing sterile techniques, monitor the patient's condition during procedures and communicate needs and/or concerns to the team.
Perform quality control tests, adjust and perform minor maintenance on electrophysiology and cardiac catheterization equipment; work closely with UW Clinical Engineering as needed to ensure all lab equipment operates at optimal efficiency and safety.
Participate in continuous quality improvement activities; collect and enter quality data into appropriate information system.
Maintain log of procedures; enter physiologic and clinical data into GE procedural documentation system – MacLab and/or CardioLab.
Demonstrate cardiac techniques to students and fellows, including precepting new staff as needed.
Provide direct 1:1 feedback and assist with Annual Performance Reviews of other Adv. CVTs within the department.
Perform emergency On-Call (Cath Lab only) responsibilities and participate in Late Team coverage of the Cath and EP Labs.
Perform additional related duties as required and assigned.
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