Conducts specialized examinations in Cardiovascular Radiology ensuring that procedures are performed according to Parkland, stat, and regulatory standards. MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS Education - Must be a graduate of an accredited Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (AAHEP) Radiology Program or an accredited Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist program (RCIS). Experience - Must have a minimum of one year experience in Special Procedures and /or Cath. Lab/EP. Equivalent Education and/or Experience - May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for the experience requirements. Certification/Registration/Licensure - Must have an American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) certification; OR, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS). - Must have a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) OR Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist (LMRT) by Texas Department of Health or Texas Medical Board. Incumbents whose certifications expire(d) between December 2015 and February 2016 will have until February 28, 2016 to renew. - Certification in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Lifesaving certificate (ACLS) must be attained within 90 days of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. - Must have a current Healthcare Provider CPR course completion card or successfully complete a course upon initial orientation from one of the following: American Heart Association, American Red Cross Rescuer, Military Training Network. Skills or Special Abilities - Must possess a thorough working knowledge of radiologic special procedures and knowledge of computer software applications. - Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and time management skills. Responsibilities 1. Conducts specialized examinations in cardiac catheterization, peripheral vascular studies and/or electrophysiology studies. 2. Serves as a lead worker and resource to medical and clinical staff as needed. 3. Assists with identification, preparation and draping of patients, and room preparation for routine procedures. Reads physiciansÂ¿ orders/protocols and if necessary, communicates with physicians on protocols for routine procedures, and selects equipment in accord with the protocols and regulatory, statutory and Parkland standards to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction. 4. Maintains and calibrates equipment, instituting and recording all preventive maintenance procedures, troubleshooting and reporting or seeking repair to maintain equipment operability. Conducts maintenance on special procedures equipment and calibrates such equipment prior to each procedure, instructing technologists in the operation of special procedures equipment as needed to ensure quality care for patients. 5. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. 6. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of cardiovascular technology by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. 7. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact cardiovascular technology and the cardiac labs area. Revises procedures for repeated use of special procedures equipment and develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding. Job Accountabilities 1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. 2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. 3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
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