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Cardiac Catheterization Technologist - $12,000 Sign-on Bonus

Company: Geisinger Health System
Location: Spring Glen
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Cardiac Catheterization Technologist - $12,000 Sign-on Bonus
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Diagnostic Services
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: GMC Invasive Cardiac Laboratory Division
Date Posted: 11/17/2022
Job ID: R-39975
Job Summary Provides technical assistance to performing physician during diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations, structural heart procedures, and other related procedures. Responsible for direct care of patient during procedure as well as management of hemostasis post procedure. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned laboratory.
Job Duties Come Join our Heart Institute Team! Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) is the country's first hospital to receive The Joint Commission/American Heart Association (AHA) Comprehensive Heart Attack Center Certification. GMC has set the national standard for care coordination among hospital leadership, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, heart failure, advanced practice, nursing, life support, emergency medicine, emergency medical services (EMS), care management, pharmacy and cardiac rehab teams. - *** $12,000 Sign-on Bonus for qualified candidates ***

  • Assists the physician with adult and pediatric cardiac catheterizations including but not limited to the following procedures and techniques: myocardial biopsy, transluminal coronary angioplasty and stenting, rotational atherectomy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, cardiac assist device insertion, percutaneous valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve implantation, peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Practice of sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table.
  • Performs emergency therapeutic maneuvers during procedures.
  • Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion and airway management.
  • Assists with ongoing clinical research trials pertinent to the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
  • Records, monitors, and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
  • Responsible for primary and secondary hemostasis during and after procedure.
  • Operates and ensures the quality control of hemodynamic recording devices, fluoroscopy and cine-angiographic x-ray equipment, oxygen consumption equipment, and blood analysis equipment.
  • Exhibits extensive knowledge of all related equipment within the catheterization laboratory.
  • Assists with the training and orientation of students, techs, cardiology fellows, and cardiac catheterization technologists new to the department.
  • Preparation of arterial lines.
  • Performs appropriate billing for services rendered or equipment used as related to cardiac catheterization.
  • Collection and analysis of arterial and venous blood samples including specimens sent to laboratory, blood gases, and saturations.
  • Participates in Joint Commission-mandated educational programs.
    Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position. Position Details *** $12,000 Sign-on Bonus for qualified candidates *** Are you looking for a very fulfilling career, work with an awesome team and save lives! Apply now! Position Details: To learn more about Geisinger Heart Institute, please visit: https://www.geisinger.org/patient-care/institutes/heart-institute
    • Graduate from an Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program - (Catherization/Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP Lab) School)- is required
    • Must respond to GMC within 30 minutes for emergencies.
    • 1 night of on call per week and every fourth weekend; rotating holidays
    • Shifts vary between: 7a-330p, 730a-4p, 8a-430p, 830a-5p We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day one of employment -Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
      • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to enhance personal health and reduce health plan premiums for qualified individuals
      • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
      • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only) Up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year
      • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
      • Competitive 401k plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
      • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
      • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced leaders
      • Paid parental leave and Military Leave
      • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
      • Employee referral incentive program
        Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required), Associate's Degree-Healthcare Related Degree (Preferred)
        Certification(s) and License(s) Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) within 6 months - Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
        Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger Health System, Reading , Cardiac Catheterization Technologist - $12,000 Sign-on Bonus, Other , Spring Glen, Pennsylvania

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