JFK Memorial Hospital has provided medical care to residents in the Coachella Valley since 1966. A group of physicians, including Dr. Reynaldo Carreon, founded the hospital and today one of JFKï¿½s cross streets is named in his honor. Originally called Indio Community Hospital, JFK has grown to a 145-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Tenet Healthcare California. It offers a variety of services, including: ï¿½Emergency care 24/7ï¿½Orthopedic and joint replacement services using emerging technologyï¿½Cardiovascular servicesï¿½Maternity care and pediatric servicesï¿½Ambulatory surgery centerï¿½Imaging servicesï¿½Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
The Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) works as a member of the Cardiovascular Cath Lab (CCL) team of medical professionals.
Under direction of the CCL Director, the CVT is responsible for assisting physicians during diagnostic & interventional procedures by performing Scrub, Circulator, or Monitor functions.
The technologist is responsible for the operation & maintenance of equipment and supplies in the CCL.
The technologist must possess the knowledge & skills level of basic and complex invasive procedures which may include PTCA, stents, IABP placement and operation, thrombolysis procedures, coils, and peripheral interventions.
The CVT is responsible for patient safety in the CCL and must be able to recognize cardiac arrhythmias and respond according to emergency protocols, operate external cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator.
The technologist must be willing and able to rotate through the following roles:
Performs surgical prep and draping of the patient, assists the physician with equipment operation & device preparation. Equipment includes needles, wires, catheters, and medications.
Moves about the lab during the procedure providing equipment to the scrub tech. as needed. Attends to the needs of the patient as well as ensuring proper use of patient monitoring equipment. Assists in adhering to aseptic sterile technique.
Monitors vital signs during the procedure. Documents the procedure and creates a medical record. Records intra-cardiac/arterial pressures and waveforms. Is responsible for interdepartmental communications.
Associates Degree in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology or Cardiovascular Technologist Certificate from an accredited school or eligible for the RCIS exam administered by CCI, completion within one year of hire date.
Minimum of three years experience in a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
Certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support, must obtain certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 6 months of hire date.
Preferred Current California American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) Licensure with Current California Fluoroscopy Certification.
Primary Location: Indio, California
Facility: John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905026486
About John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.