Working in conjunction with the Cardiac Service Line Leaders, the Cath Lab Radiology Technician (RT) assesses, plans, implements and collaborates with other departments to ensure excellence in patient and family care, reflective of CCMH mission, vision and values. The RT will integrate departmental goals for improvement across the care continuum. The Cardiac Cath Lab RT will be providing direct patient care to cardiac patients, as well as communicating with the physician continuously to insure patient safety during procedures. The Cath Lab Rad tech may be an RT or an RCIS. The RT practices within the framework of the professional standards of their certifying organization. Requires on call status to be rotated equally among staff for call, including weekends and holidays.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Assists in providing patient care to Cardiac Catheterization lab patient populations.
Provides technical skills necessary to assist the physician performing the procedure.
Detail oriented, strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment.
Assists cardiologist and team in recording, storing, retrieving and analyzing data (angiographic images, procedural documentation and hemodynamic monitoring) obtained during interventional cardiovascular procedures.
Demonstrates thorough understanding of cardiac interventional equipment and supplies, utilizing critical thinking skills to resolve complex procedural situations.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety, service, and quality.
Ability to handle emergency high-stress situations during high-risk procedures.
Will monitor, scrub on all Cath Lab procedures.
Assists with preparation of radiologic and other laboratory equipment to be used during the procedure while adhering to principles of aseptic technique.
Maintains and evaluates equipment, and troubleshoots equipment as needed.
Provides service excellence to all customers.
Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills.
Maintains professional standards related to clinical practice, staffing and continuing education.
Practices fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Actively participates in hospital committees, CQI teams, and Quality Improvement Program.
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
May be required to work on other units according to distribution of staff and patients
Adheres to CCMH policies and procedures.
Assist with ordering supplies and maintain par levels. Also monitors outdates.
Education: High school diploma with graduation from a School of Radiology Technology.
Licensure: Certified/licensed by the State of Wyoming and ARRT and/or National Certification as an RCIS (Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) by CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International).
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
12-Lead EKG, dysrhythmia and hemodynamic identification required within 3 months of hire.
Experience: Experience in Cardiac Cath Lab/EP Lab, Interventional Radiology, emergency care, or surgery.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination in order to perform examinations using complex equipment requiring precise calibrations and giving injections; ability to speak clearly to communicate with patients, families, physicians and staff regarding patient’s condition, etc.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop positive interaction with patients, patients’ families, and staff in order to effectively care for the patients. Must have ability to professionally deal with problems involving patient, families, physicians and co-workers.
Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and/or maneuver heavy objects, equipment and patients for exams. Must be able to push, pull and lift 50 pounds. Requires call with a response time of 20 minutes or less.
Essential Mental Abilities: Must be able to analyze and manipulate numbers, percentages, and indexes from equipment for procedures. Must have ability to explain procedures to patients. Requires higher level of mental faculties accompanied by short-term memory. Must be able to resolve more complex problems involving patients, families, physicians and staff.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Must have sufficient vision, hearing and speech to perform duties.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASKS THAT INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks. Additionally, exposure to gamma rays, radioactive gases, chemicals and sharps will occur as part of normal job duties.
Hours of Work: 8, 10, or 12- hour shifts dependent on demands of unit. Call will be required, including nights, weekends, and holidays
Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.