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Duties and Responsibilities
- To monitor and record pressure measurements and be familiar with the different procedures carried out in the Cardiac Catheterization e.g. Left and Right Heart Catheterisation, PCI, valvuloplasty and device implants, EP Study and Ablation, Pediatric Diagnostic Study and Intervention, Rotablator Rotational Angioplasty, Thrombectomy, Pressure Wire measurement, IABPand lmpella Catheter support.
- To be familiar with the use of a physiological measurement computer for the storing/recording/measuring of data relevant to the
- To have an \understanding of the following haemodyuamic measurements and wavefonns:
Central venous pressure
Mixed venous/ Arterial saturations
Mixed venous gas/ arterial blood gas
4.To be familiar with troubleshoot and manage the following equipment:
Oximeter for measuring 02 sats and calculation.•associated with it.
Cardiac output computer.
Temporary pulse generators
Pacing system programmers for threshold measurements at device implants
5.Pacemaker follow-up and programming. Is familiar with use of programmer for interrogating/programming pacemakers following implant.
6.Electrocardiography - Recording/interpretation of ECGs.
7.Reports all unusual events or occurrences and equipment malfunctions immediately to his/her supervisor.
8.Report and refer any untoward/unu.-ual evenWs to the Electro pl.ysiologist.
9.Participate in departmental "on call" rota as required to maintain a twenty four hour emergency service.
10.Required to keep up to date·with available equipment on the market and ensure adequate stock levels of supplies related to job performance.
11.Participates in orientation and in-service education programmes.
12.Ensures that all equipment transferred with patient (IABP, Impella Console, Temporary Pulse Generators, Cables) is returned to the cathlab the following day, discharge of patient or discontinuation of treatment.
13.Protects and upholds the rights of the patients and their families.
14.Participates in quality improvement and patient safety activities and attends quality improvement educational activities as appropriate.
15.Adheres to infection control guidelines.
16.Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Commitment to learning and training in pursuanceof his/her.career.
Ability to deal calmly, with tact and diplomacy to patient and staff alike.
Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.