RN - Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Job Requirements

Department Information

The Cardiac Cath Lab provides a vital service to all people of Saudi Arabia and is an integral part of the Heart Institute of our client hospital. The Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories provide diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular procedures for both adult and pediatric outpatients and inpatients. These services employ state of the art technologies and equipment to remain at the forefront ofthe diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Cardiac catheterization procedures include hemodynamic and angiographic diagnostic studies, endomyocardial biopies, coronary and other angioplasties, valvuloplasties,placement of intravascular stents, embolization of vascular structures, occlusion of intracardiac defects, direct emergency revascularization of acute myocardialinfarction, and minor surgical procedures, primarily for vascular access or more major surgical intervention in conjunction with hybrid procedures.

The Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) services function within catheterization laboratories to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for adult and pediatric inpatients and outpatients with cardiac arrhythmias. These potentially life-threatening conditions are treated through the use of cardioversion, selective tissue destruction(catheter ablation), and the implantation of pacemakers and automatic defibrillators.

Frequent Procedures/Services/Functions:



Temporary Pacemaker                Temporary Pacemaker

Permanent Pacemaker                PermanentPacemaker

Intra-Cardiac Defibrillator             Intra-CardiacDefibrillator

Pacemaker Lead Extraction         PacemakerLead Extraction

Pacemaker Lead Implantation     PacemakerLead Implantation

Device Removal                           DeviceRemoval

Reveal Cardiac Monitoring           RevealCardiac Monitoring

Electrophysiology Study               ElectrophysiologyStudy

3-D Mapping                                3-D Mapping

Radio Frequency Ablation            RadioFrequency Ablation

Cryo-Ablation                               Cryo-Ablation

Cardioversion                              Cardioversion

Tilt Table Test                              Tilt Table Test

ADULT PROCEDURES                                                    PEDIATRIC PROCEDURES

                                  CATHETERIZATION LABORATORIES

Routine Diagnostic Left Heart Cath                                  Routine Diagnostic Right Heart Cath

Routine Diagnostic Right Heart Cath                                Trans Esophageal Echo (TEE)

Intra-Coronary Fractional Flow Reserve                           PDA Occlusion - Coil and Device

Intra-Vascular Ultrasound                                                 Intra-CardiacUltrasound

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Intervention          ASD Closure

Coronary Stenting (Drug Eluting & Bare Metal)                VSD Closure

Cutting Balloon                                                                  Cutting Balloon

Rotablator                                                                         AorticStenting (Covered & Bare)

Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump                                                Branch Pulmonary Angioplasty

Coronary Embolectomy                                                    Pulmonary Stenting

Mitral Commissurotomy                                                    Aortic Valvuloplasty

Pulmonary Valvuloplasty                                                  Pulmonary Valvuloplasty

Coarctation Dilatation                                                       Coarctation Dilatation

Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement                          Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Replacement

Endomyocardial Biopsy                                                    Septostomy

Valve Assessment                                                            ValveAssessment

Pericardial Centesis                                                          Pericardial Centesis

Retrieval of Foreign Body                                                  Retrieval of Foreign Body

Renal Angiograms                                                             Embolization of Collaterals

Femoral Artery Angiogram (for Closure Device)                 BT Shunt Assessment/Embolectomy/Angioplastys

                                                                                           Percutaneous Fontan

                                                                                           Fontan Fenestration Closure

                                                                                           Fistula Closure

                                                                                           Tricuspid Valvuloplasty

                                                                                           SVC Angioplasty

                                                                                            Central Line Insertion

*The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories of the Hospital does not undertake peripheral angioplasty.

**Patients requiring this scope of service will be referred to the Radiology Vascular Department.

Hours of Operation

The Cardiac Cath Lab provides a 24-hour service with on-call coverage outside of normal working hours. The on-call shift is assigned on a weekly basis and consists of two (2) SNIs and two (2) CVTs (or 1 CVT and 1 Radiographer).

The Cardiac Cath Lab schedule for Nurses, Technologists, and Radiographers consists of 4 (four) 10-hour shifts - Saturday through Tuesday, and 1 (one) 9-hour shifton Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday being rest days.

Work shifts are divided into:

0645-1615 hours (Desk)

0700-1630 hours (Early)

0730-1700 hours (Late/ Call)

0900-1830 hours (Late Recovery Room)

The Cardiac Cath Lab is staffed with 5 (five) Patient Care Assistants fulfilling five (5) working shifts,

consisting of four (4) 10-hour shifts - Saturday through Tuesday, and one (1) 9-hour shift on Wednesday,

with Thursday and Friday off (rest days).

Work shifts are divided into:

Early 1 (E1): 0630-1600

Early 2 (E2): 0700-1630

Late (L): 0730-1700

Late 1 (L1): 0800-1730

Late 2 (L2): 0830-1800

The Cardiac Cath Lab Secretary and Cardiac Cath Lab Manager is required to work 0730-1700

Saturday through Tuesday, and 0730-1600 on Wednesdays.

The Ambulatory Care Services Representative works a fixed shift of 0700-1630 Saturday through Tuesday, and 0700-1530 on Wednesdays.



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