Cath Lab Assistant

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    Bao Tran

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    5 months ago

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  • Shift: M-F (AM) (specific time pending per Client)
  • Start date: 11/18/19

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job


The Cath Angio Lab Assistant (CLA) performs a variety of duties relating to patient assistance of all ages, equipment and instruments. The cath lab assistant provides indirect care as a member of the patient care team. In addition, the CLA assists in maintaining the procedure rooms and department environment in a clean, orderly condition.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
  • Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
  • Cleans, packs, and sends instruments, catheters and specialized packs to Central Service for sterilization.
  • Inspects integrity of sterile packages returned from Central Supply.
  • Responsible for quality control of reusable medical supplies by replacing or reporting defective equipment to appropriate person.
  • Assists with "room turnaround"; assists with cleaning procedure rooms for sterile procedures such as pacemaker and ICD implants.
  • Maintains lab coats and supplies i.e., masks, head and foot covers, for daily usage.
  • Performs patient assistance duties including: patient transportation, transfer to and from gurney
  • Maintains par levels of supplies in clean room.
  • Follows all appropriate materials management policies and practices.
  • Delivers cath angio lab daily procedural schedules.
  • Maintains oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide tanks.
  • Delivers specimen to pathology, clinical labs.
  • Contributes in a positive manner to the department and hospital goals.
  • Dresses appropriately and wears name badge.
  • Follows departmental guidelines related to staffing and scheduling.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, patients and families.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Education:  None required
  • Experience:  None required
  • License/Certification:  Basic Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with a variety of professional, technical and nontechnical staff
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


CathAngio CLA Standard Work – Main Lab

Opening Shift Responsibilities

  • Check Cath Lab to see if there are any emergency cases in progress. If so, help staff as needed
  • Inspect procedure  rooms to make sure they have been cleaned
  • Prepare each room (linens, EKG red dots, O2 sensor, Rad pack, peroxide wipes, exam gloves small, med & Lrg.)
  • Change sharps container.
  • Refill all scrub sink supplies, scrub brushes, masks etc.
  • Check and stock blanket warmer.
  • Check and stock scrub masks by each room.
  • Make pillows.
  • Supply mops for utility room, fill/change mop bucket.
  • Check daily patient schedule and central store room supplies; fill out O&M ordering sheet and give to O&M representative.
  • Check oxygen and CO2 tank levels, restock as needed.
  • Check and Log Temperature & Humidity Levels – Morning.
  • Middle Shift Responsibilities

  • Turnover rooms: wipe down tables, ekg, BP, saturation cables. Pick up all trash, mop floors, make beds and bring new procedure pack.
  • Wipe down all equipment after each patient use.
  • Transport patients, communicate to resource if/when there are delays.
  • Transport blood work and specimens to laboratory and pathology.
  • Restock gloves, mask etc.
  • Keep ancillary equipment in organized fashion.
  • Assist O&M staff with pulling expired items from supply carts.
  • Keep supply carts in organized fashion.
  • Bring for ideas/suggestions for improvement.
  • Expectation that pages are answered within 5 minutes.
  • Keep in department area for reassignment except when on designated break or on assigned task.
  • Restock supplies as needed.
  • Restock oxygen tanks as needed.
  • Check and Log Temperature & Humidity Levels – Afternoon.
  • Closing Shift Responsibilities

  • Keep hallways clean.  Wipe down, cover and move ancillary equipment back to storage area.
  • Wipe down keyboards, mice, phones, etc. with black wipes.
  • Put items back where they belong: Ultrasound machines, lead, folders, binders, tape, leftover cardigans, chairs, etc.
  • Go through all rooms to dispose of any leftover labels or papers with patient information.
  • Go through all rooms looking for blood or pathology specimens that need to be delivered.
  • Go through all rooms to make sure the computers are logged off and turned off correctly, report to any staff or late manager if systems are left on.
  • Organize tube station.
  • Take dirty instruments down for reprocessing.
  • Report to main lab and check in with late manager for reassignment if needed.