Purpose: Performs technical skills and provides assistance to surgeons, anesthesia personnel, registered nurses, and other professionals in the cath lab and imaging department. Performs similar duties in other areas of the hospital as assigned.
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of endovascular and complex interventional radiology procedures..
Performs all responsibilities/duties required, as defined in the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.
Prepare and position patients for procedures. Establishes and maintains sterile field and assures team maintains sterile environment.
Has knowledge of specialized vascular, cardiology and interventional radiology supplies. Understands the unique application of these supplies.Has knowledge of instrumentations, assumes responsibility to clean and prepare instruments for sterilization.
Ensures all necessary equipment and supplies are in the room prior to the start of a case, including instrumentation, equipment, supplies and preemptively audits preference cards as changes are made.
Adjusts equipment and controls according to physician’s orders or established protocols.
Assists other members of the team with cleaning of OR suite and prepping the room for the next patient.
Trains other staff as needed to ensure appropriate and adequate numbers of trained personnel.
Observe doses, recorder and video screens on the cath lab system during imaging procedures to assure patient safety and changes in patient’s responses to treatment.
Assists other members of the team with cleaning of Cath Lab and prepping the room for the next patient.
Demonstrates eagerness to learn takes direction, adapts to changes within unit, and is an advocate for the team and organization at all times.
Demonstrates correct and safe instrumentation and supply handling.
Participate in review of activities and processes for area of work; assists in implementing changes to effect continual improvement in services provided, and complies with regulatory and legal requirements.