The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive two-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is a 346-bed acute care hospital located in Aurora, Colorado.
The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of six campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, Centennial Medical Plaza, Saddle Rock ER, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, Spalding Rehabilitation at P/SL, and a medical office building at Green Valley Ranch.
The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor.
The Medical Center of Aurora received ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group (Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017), was named Colorado’s only 2016 Leapfrog Top General Hospital, was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015, 2017-2018), and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to receive the Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Room Care by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013).
The Medical Center of Aurora offers cardiac catheterization lab services. The Cardiac Cath Lab is available to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This cardiac service offers the most advanced and innovative technology. Our medical and nursing staff is trained extensively in all areas of cardiac diseases.
The Cath Lab Cardiovascular Specialist assumes responsibility for the routine care and maintenance of radiological equipment, in addition, assumes responsibility for quality patient care, maintenance of required cath lab competencies and assistance in all aspects of invasive, or non-invasive cardiac procedures.
Able to explain all procedures to patients to help alleviate anxiety.
Ability to work within a team environment with individuals having similar abilities and responsibilities.
Ability to handle emergency situations during high-risk procedures.
Good communication skills and ability to teach patients and staff.
Ability to interact with physicians during routine procedures, during emergencies and to assist with interpretation of and recording of data collected.
Must be willing to assume “on call” assignments and return to facility within 30 minutes for emergency cases.
Ability to safely operate x-ray equipment.
Must be willing to be exposed to reasonable doses of radiation.
Must be willing to provide discretion and confidentiality in word and action.
Manages to communicate and handle diverse age variations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
At all times maintains a professional public image and attitude toward visitors, patients and co-workers, along with the Medical Staff. Shall be courteous, cooperative and use compassion and discretion with regard to patient's right to privacy. Also explains all procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
Gives primary and critical patient care and administers necessary medications per doctor’s orders, per physician’s extender, while patient is in the lab.
Checks emergency cart and controlled medications and documents per department guidelines.
Assigned procedures are performed according to TMCA policy, procedure and guidelines to include:
- In a scrubbing, monitoring or circulating capacity assists physicians with percutaneous or cut-down procedures done in The Medical Center of Aurora, South Campus.
- Operating equipment necessary to the implementation of all procedures in routine, or emergency situations.
- Starts IV infusion lines per physician order.
- Maintains adequate records and procedure log data collection.
Recognizes basic EKG rhythms.
Assists in the education of patient’s pre, peri, and post-procedure.
Completes assigned supply ordering.
Evaluates stocking needs on a daily basis.
Checks expiration dates on medications and on re-usable and disposable items.
Practices radiation safety. Follows CHI and The Medical Center of Aurora, South Campus policies for fire, safety and infection control.
Prepares and operates sophisticated radiographic equipment including x-ray table, camera, video recorders, ultrasound machine and pressure injectors.
Demonstrates flexibility in work schedule by working over-time, when needed and maintaining an on-call schedule, as assigned.
Supports and participates in in-service education.
Processes, files and stores films in accordance with CHI policies and procedures.
Assists in transferring patients to and from the Cath Lab for procedures.
Reports to receiving nursing unit all specifics regarding procedure performed.
Admits, assesses, recovers, discharges and follow-up Colorado Heart Institute outpatients, or physician available prn.
Completes special projects as assigned by Clinical Director.
Addresses age-specific duties for adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.
This includes, but is not limited to, teaching, safety, privacy, disabilities, and patient support.
Monitors and performs daily functions with constant consideration to infection control.
Performs corrective/protective actions regarding hazardous materials. Maintains current in the policies and procedures regarding safety issues in the department.
Assists with quality assurance, or performance projects, as directed.
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1. Graduate from an accredited school of cardiovascular technology or equivalently accredited allied health program or, Certified or registered in cardiovascular technology (RCIS), and Documentation of 2 years of cardiac catheterization laboratory work experience.
2. Confirmation of the educational preparation, knowledge, and competence as evidenced by the achievement of professional credentials listed below:
Must demonstrate knowledge and competence in basic invasive cardiovascular technology, i.e. EKG, patient assessment and management of care, etc.
Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association Guidelines.
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