Welcome to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Lutheran Heart and Neurovascular Center.
The Cath Lab has four state-of-the-art procedure rooms for performing numerous heart and vessel imaging studies and treatments. Our diagnostic and interventional Cath Lab houses 4 rooms: 2 GE Labs, 1 2015 upgraded GE Biplane, plus a new Phillips XPER FD 20 x ray. We perform Cardiac Catheterization, Pacemaker insertions and revisions, Peripherals, Electrophysiology Studies and Ablations, Neuro angiograms and interventions. Approximately 1,600 procedures are performed each year. We use MacLab for reporting, Volcano, (IVUS and FFR) and ACIST power injectors.
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Cardiac Cath Lab Tech
Full Time - 4 10s (7a-530p)
Call Required (1 weekend/month and 4-5 varied during the week)
Assist in various roles assigned during all diagnostic and interventional Cardiovascular procedures. Additional roles may be required in non- invasive testing and patient holding areas
The CV Tech prepares, operates and maintains all equipment used in hemodynamic, angiographic and electrophysiologic catheterization procedures and permanent pacemaker implantation to assist Cardiologists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suspected of suffering from heart disease.
â?¢Prepares for procedures by setting up supplies, a cardiac defibrillator, and by calibrating pressure gauges.
â?¢Sets up and operates recording and imaging equipment as required including a 16-channel hemodynamic records, 35mm cinema camera film magazines, an associated X-ray system with TV monitors, various videotape recorders and a digital imaging system.
â?¢Prepares patient by attaching ECG electrodes, answering questions and preparing skin for catheter insertion using sterile procedures.
â?¢Develops film taken during cine-angio portion of catheterization procedures by mixing developer and other chemicals used according to specifications and by operating film processor to provide diagnostic data.
â?¢Assists with electrophysiologic studies by setting up complicated lead field systems and stimuli leads, connecting them to a electrophysiologic recorder so intracardiac electrical phenomena may be studied.
â?¢Provides technical support to physicians in all catheterization procedures as part of the Cath Lab team.
â?¢Monitors patient's electrogram for abnormal ECG's. Records and monitors blood pressures received through catheters, and monitors patient's well-being during procedures. Alerts physician of abnormal conditions.
â?¢Instructs cardiology, fellow nurses, residents and medical students in the proper operation of equipment and procedures used in the Catheterization Laboratory.
â?¢Performs other duties as assigned, some of which may be essential to the job.