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Cardiovascular Technologist

Cardiac Cath 
Full Time - 40 Hours
Day Shift 

Sign On Bonus: $10,000 

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Coordinates and performs aspects of patient care before, during, and after Cardiac Cath/EP Lab related procedures. Circulates, scrubs using aseptic or sterile technique, monitors and documents hemodynamics and patient events during procedure. Assist in recovering patients as assigned to provide quality patient care for patients undergoing procedures in the Cardiac Cath/EP Lab. Utilization and management of digital x-ray equipment and archiving system.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: None.
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: RCIS candidates must obtain licenses from SC Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR), as well as SC Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA) within six months of hire date;
BLS required at hire;
ACLS mandatory or completed within 90 day probationary period;
Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or a Registered Radiologic Technologist (RTR). *If candidate is not currently registered, successful completion of the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registry exam or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam is required within 12 months of hire date.
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient populations:
    • Adult (18 through 65 years)
    • Geriatric (over 65 years)
  • Ability to move, trouble shoot, and use complex digital imaging equipment and supplies to provide information and quality care throughout diagnostic and interventional procedure, in a timely manner.
  • Provides primary care for patients during pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post-procedure observation phases. Ability to learn, interpret, and perform highly complex technical procedures which require visual acuity, manual dexterity, and exposure to biohazardous materials which includes blood borne pathogens, minimal radiation, and MSDS listed hazardous chemicals.
  • Ability to see, hear, and respond to physical emergencies in an expedient manner.
  • Ability to apply the four senses (i.e. Seeing, smelling, hearing, and touching) and speak the English Language.
  • Ability to learn and interpret hospital policies and provide administrative support to patient, visitors, and staff as needed or requested.
  • Able to make physical assessments of the department and equipment for proper functioning, cleanliness, and reporting of malfunctions to Cath Lab Manager.
  • Able to assist in necessary unit/departmental patient care, QA, and inventory control.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to observe change in patient condition/status and respond in accordance with ACLS protocol as appropriate.
  • Ability to complete documentation of procedure including: patient care, conscious sedation and medication administration, inventory utilization, procedural complications, and ongoing assessment of level of consciousness.
  • Ability to lift assist in the moving of patients or equipment.
  • Ability to identify, locate, assemble, clean, and transport instruments, and supplies as appropriate.
  • Ability to escort and/or direct patients, visitors, and physicians around the medical center.
  • Ability to provide basic and critical thinking during interventions as warranted by patients’ conditions and needs.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina