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Cardiovascular Technologist - Royal Columbian Hospital

New Westminster, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $36.59 - $45.66 / hour
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Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

 

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Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

 

Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

 

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Detailed Overview

Under the general supervision of the manager and per the Cardiologist, the Cardiovascular Technologist is responsible for monitoring a patient’s ECG & hemodynamics during various invasive procedures such as heart catheterizations and angioplasties as well as specialized procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory including but not limited to PFO, ASD, VSD, LAA closures, TAVI, carotid angiograms and angioplasties and septal ablations. The CV Tech analyzes the information gathered during these procedures, conveys it to the Cardiologist during the procedure and generates a standard reports for each procedure. The CV Tech maintains equipment as required; assists in setting up and calibrating the equipment for each procedure.


Responsibilities

  1. Prepares patient for procedure by applying electrodes and shave prep if necessary.
  2. Gathers patient information/history from patient and Meditech EMR, MUSE and the provincial Cardiac Registry (HeartIS); enters orders in Meditech; prepares information for the patient chart.
  3. Sets up, calibrates, monitors and analyzes the patient’s ECG & hemodynamics during the various procedures; conveys vital information and any changes to the physician.
  4. Enters data and prepares reports, with analysis of recorded hemodynamics including ejection fraction, coronary disease, Resistances and calculation of valve gradient and area.
  5. Sets up, maintains, calibrates, troubleshoots a variety of equipment: physiological data monitoring system, ACT machine, FICK machine, defibrillator.
  6. Maintains records for Provincial Cardiac registry (HeartIS).
  7. Prepares related paperwork for STEMI cases.
  8. Assists in pulling supplies for cases; setting up procedural trays using sterile technique; prepping of patients as required.
  9. Under the direction of the physician - participates in defibrillating, external pacing and occasional cardioversion and CPR as required.
  10. Other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience


Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology. Two (2) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Eligible for registration with the Canadian Association of Cardiology Pulmonary Technologists (CACPT) and /or CCI RCIS (Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) credential.

Skills and Abilities

 

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Requirements

Level of education

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Work experience (years)

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Written languages

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Spoken languages

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