Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST in the Cath Lab, full-time (100%). Responsibilities include scrubbing, monitoring and circulating complex interventional cardiology cases. Case types include all complex coronary (PCI, CTO, Brachy), structural heart (TAVR, TMVR, Mitraclip, LAAO, ASD/PFO/VSD), heart failure/transplant (Biopsies, RHC, Impella, Tandem, ECMO, IABP) and adult-congenital procedures.
The Cardiovascular Technologist performs a variety of cardiac imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols. They function as the first line interface with patients in the successful accomplishment of their cardiac imaging and monitoring needs. Additionally, the person in this role participates in CQI activities.
Instructs and prepares patients for cardiac procedures.
Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure.
Safely and correctly operates radiographic equipment to produce angiographic, digital and other specialized images.
Effectively operates complex computerized physiological equipment to monitor and record ECG's and intracardiac pressures during a variety of cardiac procedures. Collects hemodynamic data, oxygen saturations and cardiac outputs using a variety of equipment.
Preps and drapes patients following aseptic technique.
Performs patient care in an environment that optimizes safety, patient comfort and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Consistently assesses patient pain interfering with the procedure - makes appropriate physician or nurse contact for intervention(s).
Accurately injects contrast media under the direct presence and supervision of the Cardiologist performing the procedure.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Ensures proper technical factors are selected prior to image capture.
Ensures all images are properly marked prior to image capture.
Inputs patient charges, maintains accurate inventory and assists in the evaluation of new products.
Practices required medical and surgical aseptic procedures.
Participates in the education and competency training of other staff, fellows and students.
Performs quality control testing on a variety of equipment.
Takes Cardiac Cath Lab call according to monthly schedule after regular department hours and responds appropriately when called after hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.