Paramedic Cath Lab Circulator – Cath Lab (FT)

Full Time Job Category: EMT/Paramedic Shift Type: Days
Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock, AR

Position Summary

This professional staff person is responsible for performing assessments, developing a plan of care and implementing and evaluating the care. The Circulator administers medications and treatments as ordered by physicians and in keeping with the current clinical nursing practice. Also responsible for directing, monitoring and evaluating the care delegated to non-licensed personnel. The Circulator leads the interdisciplinary care team for patients with primarily cardiovascular disease. In addition, the Circulator performs a range of technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively serve patient needs. Assumes (under the direction of the Laboratory) responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement and equipment maintenance.

Primary Duties

Patient Care:

  • Documents findings and communicates all pertinent information to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.
  • Provides competent direct care and ensures the provision of a safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of patient satisfaction.
  • Assists healthcare team members in the understanding of hospital policies and procedures.
  • Provides education to patients/families/significant others, incorporating population-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to learn.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains standard precautions.
  • Administers medications and completes treatments according to hospital policy and within population-specific parameters.
  • Maintains all necessary documentation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care equipment.
  • Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency situations.
  • Performs Point-of-Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point-of-Care quality control standards.


  • Education: High school graduate or G.E.D. certificate required. Certificate or Associates degree in emergency medical technology or paramedic training preferred.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current Arkansas EMT certification and/or paramedic certification required. National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) paramedic certification. Current ACLS, BLS certification required on hire. Certification is to be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification card.  Valid Arkansas driver’s license with record acceptable to insurance carrier.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year paramedic experience.