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Cypress Pointe Hospital

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Cath Lab Tech.
Facilities Technician
IT Technician
Lab Technician
RN Pre-Op

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Cath Lab Technologist is responsible for the daily technical operations following best practices and regulatory guidelines that promote exceptional patient care. The person in this position will contribute to the well-being and patient satisfaction needs of the Cath Lab, positive unit relations with other departments and medical staff, and will assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulation requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Assists physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias in an invasive procedure arena, specializing in the care of patients undergoing basic diagnostic catheterization procedures on adult patients with known and suspected congenital and acquired cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, basic interventional procedures which may include PTCA, stent prep and placement, IABP placement and operation, basic EP procedures which may include EP studies, implantation of pacemaker, ICD, BIV ICD, ablations, and Interventional Radiology procedures.
· Operation of the physiologic and radiographic equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
· Patient transportation, good communication and evaluation of patient status during the procedure, provide age and gender specific care, prep access site according to lab standard practice, and perform EKG lead placement, blood pressure and pulse oximetry setup for hemodynamic monitoring.
· Procedural requirements: Room preparation and breakdown to include fluid preparation with accurate drug concentrations, stocking rooms, daily QC checks, radiographic, hemodynamic and computer setup, room cleanup, prepare sterile procedure tray and patient sterile field appropriately for specified procedure type.
· Observe occupational and radiation safety regulations (wearing badges, lead aprons, goggles, gloves).
· Acquire and accurately document pertinent patient data and enter into hemodynamic and X-ray systems.
· Function in all non-nursing roles rotating during the day.
· Non-nursing Circulator-patient interaction, monitoring/vital signs and procedural documentation, setup equipment such as IABP, power injector, temporary pacer, biopsy, and sterile equipment/catheters/balloons/wires handoffs, running blood oximetry for cardiac output.
· Scrub-maintain sterile technique, infection control, observe all fluid patency of catheters, balloons and manifolds, assist according to physician direction.
· Monitor- Functions in the control room operating the X-ray Equipment and hemodynamic monitoring equipment, reporting EKG, blood pressure, heart rate, pulse ox changes, recording hemodynamic pressures accordingly, input pertinent patient and procedural information into hemodynamic system, assist with X-ray equipment, and transfer images to digital archive.
· Ability to educate the patient of procedure expectations before, during and after the procedure. Instruct the patient of post-catheterization limitations and restrictions.
· Participate in day-to-day clinical and technical operations of the Cath Lab.
· Assists in monitoring and prioritizing workflow with other staff.
· Creates reports for statistical information when needed.
· Works with Cath Lab Fiscal Supervisor concerning inventory Management, new supplies protocol, and knowledge of vendor contracts.
· Performs post radiologic exams if necessary after normal business hours (4:30 PM) to maintain good fiscal practices.
· Other duties as assigned/ required.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

· Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program, 1 year of Cath experience or more
· Bachelor of Science degree in applicable field preferred.
· BLS required, ACLS/Pals preferred-must be through American Heart Association
· Active certification by ARRT and/or Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
NO CALL AND NO WEEKENDS

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

· Bachelor’s
Required experience:

· Cath: 1 year

Cypress Pointe Hospital is looking for an individual to assist the Director of Facilities. Below are some of the job duties.

Assist with repairs including HVAC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

Familiar with local, state and federal regulations and guidelines

Assist with quarterly fire drills

Conducts ongoing maintenance of hospital equipment, grounds, and inspections on routine and needed basis; provides basic minor repairs/renovations.

Diagnose mechanical problems and determines how to correct them.

Communicates with service contract vendors as required for maintenance.

Back up to Director of Facilities when they are out.

Two years of hospital experience preferred.

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

· High school or equivalent
Required experience:

· Facilities Maintenance: 2 years

Cypress Pointe Hospital is looking for an IT Technician to assist the Director of IT. We are looking for that special individual that has at least 3 years of hospital IT experience. Below are some of the job duties.

Assist with maintaining CPSI system

Assist maintaining security related to documents and with email system.

Assist with telephone issues.

Assisting Director with hardware and software issues

Back up to Director of IT when they are out.

Other duties as assigned.

High school graduate or equivalency

Required education:

· High school or equivalent
Required experience:

· Information Technology: 3 years of hospital experience required.
Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

· High school or equivalent
Required experience:

· Hospital IT: 3 years
· Information Technology: 3 years

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Lab Technician is responsible for efficiently and accurately obtaining specimens, running labs as required and performing other duties within the Lab setting. Employees in this job participate in a variety of medical or analytical laboratory support activities for a specific testing. Work is performed through the application of a body of knowledge related to standard laboratory methods, practices, procedures, policies, regulations, and laboratory materials and equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Reads, analyzes and interprets common scientific and technical protocol, manuals
and procedures.
• Responsible for accurate and timely specimen procurement and handling.
• Provides quality service for all aspects of the pre-analytic phase of test
performance (reagent, specimen, quality control materials, products and supply
preparation, understanding procedures).
• Provides quality service for all aspects of the analytic phase of test performance
(QC and specimen testing, recognizing interrelationship of tests, accurate and
precise resulting).
• Provides quality service for all aspects of the post-analytic phase of test
performance (remedial and corrective action, documentation).
• Participates in and demonstrates satisfactory performance of the approved
proficiency testing activities.
• Prepares and maintains departmental records, reports, statistics, logs, files and
other documents as required in written and computer format.
Demonstrates competency for all tests performed in the laboratory.
• Demonstrates knowledge, skill and accuracy in the operation and maintenance of
all department instrumentation and equipment.
• Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

• Current MLT license with 1 year experience, acquired knowledge and skills performance is evaluated during the orientation period and employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

GENERAL SUMMARY
Responsible for smooth and uneventful preoperative care. Assists in general housekeeping duties and maintenance and care of equipment. Employee is responsible for making sure that the pre-operative experience is efficient, clinically correct and that all patient needs and understanding of the operative process are relayed to the patient.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
o Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.
o Recognizes patients and families need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.
o Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.
o Recognizes health threatening changes in signs, symptoms, and results of diagnostic studies, responding appropriately.
o Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.
o Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.
o Completes PreOp Nurse Competency Checklist
o Obtains a thorough medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist.
o Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Nursing Service Policies.
o Administers medications according to CPSH Nursing Policies.
o Carries out physician’s orders accurately and questions unclear orders.
o Participates in bedside procedures as necessary after conducting an appropriate time out
o Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Nursing Policies.
o Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.
o Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.
o Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.
o Maintains a clean, safe, and quiet environment for patients as well as other personnel.
o Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidenced by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.
o Detects early signs and symptoms of preoperative complications and report observations promptly to proper physician.
o Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.
o Provides preoperative, postoperative phase 2 teaching to patient and significant family member with proper documentation.
o Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with Pre-op/PACU Lead for possible acquisition for use.
Documents in writing the specifics of performance during codes and conveys this information to Pre-op/PACU lead.
o Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices.
o Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process.
o Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.
o Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations.
o Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals.
o Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the Pre-op and PACU.
o Assists in maintenance care and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.
o Reports damaged instruments to the Pre-op/PACU Lead and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.
o Documents all the necessary information to communicate the patient’s progress based on the established plan of care.
o Selects and initiates appropriate forms at appropriate time(s).
o Reviews and implements changes in physician’s orders throughout patient care.
o Accepts the responsibility when designated as charge nurse utilizing the unit’s “Charge Nurse Job Description” as a guideline.
o Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
o Graduation from an accredited nursing program and a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing
o Must have current BLS, PALS, ACLS Through the American Heart Association or obtain within six (6) months
o 1 year experience preferred