TECHNICIAN – La County Jobs in Los Angeles

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Job Description:

Assists in cardiac catheterization by maintaining and operating a physiological monitoring recording system and related diagnostic equipment; conducts highly specialized non-invasive examinations of the heart.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and records intra-cardiac pressures and cardiac tracings throughout catheterization procedures and advises the cardiologist of the existence and extent of abnormalities.
  • Assembles all calculations, recorded data and time sheets after the examination and prepares them into a final report for use by the cardiologist to determine the need for and advisability of performing surgery and the type and probable extent of the required surgery.
  • Makes post-examination calculations from data gathered including that of valve areas, cardiac output (Fick and green dye method), cardiac index, oxygen uptakes, saturations and consumption, pulmonic resistance, systemic resistance and shunt flow by entering values into algebraic formulas.
  • Calibrates and balances such equipment as intra-cardiac pressure recorders, transducers, digital analyzers, densitometers and other electronic diagnostic machines using standard tests and values.
  • Trains cardiology fellows and residents in the operation of pressure recorders and related equipment and in methods of calculating values
    Connects patient to electrocardiographic monitoring system prior to catheterization or other procedures. These procedures include the full range of invasive types including HIS Bundle recording and those involving pacemakers.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Completion of a comprehensive program in cardiopulmonary or cardiovascular technology at an approved school* including clinical instruction in the maintenance and operation of physiological monitoring and other cardiac catheterization diagnostic equipment and the preparation of related reports.
  • One (1) year of experience performing the duties at the level of the Los Angeles County Classification Cardiovascular Technician

Job Details:

Company: County of Los Angeles

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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