|Date Posted||June 30, 2022|
Cardiac Catheterization Technician (Endovascular) and Vascular Technologist
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The Community – Fairfield, California
Fairfield is a vibrant and diverse community with respect for its heritage and a vision for the future. Fairfield combines a prime commercial real estate location, room for growing businesses, and a large and talented work force. Affordable housing, good schools and close proximity to many of the San Francisco Bay Area’s world-famous destinations make Fairfield attractive for employers and workers. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 36 miles from the city center of both cities, approximately 31 miles from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles from Napa Valley, 16 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. It is located in the North-Eastern part of the Bay area. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the headquarters of Jelly Belly. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo.
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About the Facility – Travis Air Force Base
Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area and known as the “Gateway to the Pacific”, Travis AFB handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States. Today, Travis AFB includes approximately 7,260 active USAF military personnel, 4,250 Air Force Reserve personnel and 3,770 civilians. Travis Air Force Base has a major impact on the community as a number of military families and retirees have chosen to make Fairfield their permanent home. Travis AFB is the largest employer in the city and Solano County as well, and the massive Travis workforce has a local economic impact of more than $1 billion annually. The Base also contributes a large number of highly skilled people to the local labor poor. The base is also host to David Grant USAF Medical Center, a 265-bed, $200 million Air Force teaching hospital, which serves both in-service and retired military personnel.
Facility Address: 351 Travis Ave, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA 94535
RESPONSIBILITIES (listed are included but not limited to)
- Will maintain professional language, and attitude within work center at ALL times.
- The technician shall be required to perform Peripheral Vascular Angiography/Endovascular Intervention and Cardiac Catheterization services including the following:
- CVOR: Provide clinical assistance in the CVOR and Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab for vascular and endovascular surgery. Work in the CVOR will also include set-up and assistance for coronary angiography.
- Set up room and sterile tables for peripheral vascular, coronary and cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures.
- Assist the surgeon, cardiologist, or interventionalist as required during procedures.
- Assist in the post-processing, storage, archival and completion formalization of diagnostic and intervention images of the performed procedures.
- Ensure/assist proper radiation safety practices during procedures with As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) protective measures and shielding. Ensures proper documentation and radiation dose, DAP and regulatory requirements.
- Maintain peripheral endovascular supplies/inventory in the CVOR and cardiovascular catheterization laboratory. To include ensuring proper inventory of all disposables such as catheters, wires, balloons, stents, embolics, and endovascular grafts. This may require interacting with institution Medical Material, Resources Management, and corporate representatives. Further, proper maintenance, preventive measures and cleaning of related hard equipment such as IVUS, mechanical thrombectomy, and atherectomy devices is required.
- Assist with ordering and maintaining supplies for the endovascular operating room and cardiovascular catheterization laboratory.
- Ensure all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift.
- Ensure proper preventive maintenance, routine cleaning, and radiation safety testing/quality control practices are performed as directed for fixed imaging system in the CVOR. Assist with these measures for the fixed imaging within the cardiovascular catheterization laboratory.
- Ensure a safe work environment and employee safe work habits.
- Provide assistance in other cardiopulmonary service areas, specifically in the CVOR and the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory, at the discretion of the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
- Educate and train new technicians. In particular, to train, educate and inform all technicians identified in the peripheral intervention inventory, practice, and function and upkeep of the CVOR fixed imaging. Also, participate in this for the CCL practice component.
- Technician will be a scrubbed member of team responsible for control, operation, and troubleshooting of Siemens Artis Zeego fluoroscopy within the CVOR suite.
- The technician shall provide patients with the utmost care and attention. All patients shall be assured of their privacy and personal dignity.
- The technician shall prepare all documentation to meet or exceed established standards of the MTF, to include, but not limited to, timeliness, accuracy, content and signature. Only MTF and Air Force-approved abbreviations shall be used for documentation of the patient health record.
- Assist the physician during invasive and noninvasive procedures to treat cardiac and peripheral vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias. Maintain high standards to achieve quality patient care. Communicates continuously with the physician about the patient’s condition. May perform any of the following: 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 any of the following: PTCA, PCI, IABP placement and operation, IVUS/FFR procedures and operation, Impella Insertion and operation, Basic EP procedure may include any of the following: EP studies, implantation of pacemaker, ICD and BIV-ICD. 13
- The technician will be a scrubbed team member responsible for control, operation and trouble-shooting the Philips Biplane X-ray/Digital Cardiac Imaging System.
- Serves as CCL Circulating Technician during cases. Assist physician with the accomplishment appropriate patient/system checks throughout procedures.
- Technician must operate, control, and monitor patient vital signs using the MACLAB hemodynamic monitoring system.
- All other duties assigned by the Chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory within the Heart, Lung & Vascular Center.
- Attend Annual Vascular and Peripheral Vascular symposiums to accrue CEU's and advanced skill training, as well as hands on training for cutting edge Vascular/Peripheral Vascular technology.
- May be prior graduate from the Air Force Base Cardiopulmonary program with an active Certification with the Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential. Completion of an accredited Registered Cardiovascular Technician Certification (RCVT) program.
- BLS and ACLS certification is a requirement.
- Registered as a Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) as determined by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Completion of an accredited Registered Cardiovascular Technician Certification (RCVT, RCIS) program OR accredited Radiology Technologist program with a Certified Radiation Technologist (CRT) OR The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Experience: One year of experience as a Cardiovascular Technologist after graduation. A minimum of two (2) years professional Endovascular and Cardiac Catheterization experience.
- Must have worked full time or part time (greater than 20 hours/week) as a professional Endovascular Technologist and/or Cardiac Catheterization Technician for a minimum of two (2) years with at least 12 months in the last 36 months.
- Experience performing or supervising functions such as producing radiographs, assisting with cardiovascular fluoroscopic imaging (either peripheral or cardiac), and specific radiographic procedures/interventions.
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