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Technician - Cath Lab

Competition #:841868

Job Title:Technician - Cath Lab

Department:Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Job Category:Health Disciplines

New Work Type:Full-Time Temporary

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:LiUNA1

Posted Date:14/05/19

Closing date:21/05/19

Salary Range:$31.25 - $34.72 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:6 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Observes and reports patient´s cardiac status to physicians and alerts physician and/or nurses to sudden cardiac changes and assists in Cardiac Resuscitation and Defibrillation.
  • Records cardiac hemodynamics and electrocardiogram during procedures, reporting results to physicians. Catalogues procedures (patient information, date and description of procedure).
  • Responsible for patient preparation including hook up of the ECG machine and ensuring proper positioning of the defibrillator pads.
  • Determines patients oxygen consumption, analyses and calculates oxygen saturation of blood samples for determination of cardiac outputs including intra-cardiac shunts.
  • Interprets physicians´ case reports, enters information pertaining to patients; cardiac procedures. Prints reports and verifies results with physician.
  • Operates programmable stimulator, cardiac electrophysiologic recording system, RF ablation generator, performs intracardiac mapping, interprets intracardiac electrograms, assists in electrophysiology report generation.
  • Ensures all electronic equipment is functioning and accurate during cardiac electrophysiology and catheterization procedures. Contacts appropriate service department when equipment malfunctions.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Successful completion of an Electronic/Medical Technologist program from a recognized institution required.
  • Post graduate Diploma in Cardiology would be a asset.
  • 3 years experience in a hospital setting as a Cardiology Technician is preferred. 
  • In depth knowledge of and demonstrated competence with electro cardiology equipment.
  • Demonstrated competence with troubleshooting and preventative maintenance required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary team in a fast- paced environment required.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to manage priorities and balance multiple tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development as a cardiology technician essential.
  • Excellent attendance record required.