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Radiologic Technologist - Cardiac Cath Lab/Special Procedures

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




$5,000.00 Sign on bonus

To provide technical assistance to physicians and care of patients (in collaboration with other healthcare providers) during all phases of cardiac catheterization diagnostic, interventional, and electrophysiology interventional radiology, peripheral and neuro procedures in accordance with professional standards and established departmental policies and procedures. Serves as a preceptor and resource related to orientation and new interventional devices.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree in Radiology or Certificate in Radiology

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
IL IEMA Radiography License upon hire
Radiography (R)(ARRT) within 3 months
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Intermediate computer skills, hemodynamic interpretation skills, basic patient assessment skills, IV therapy skills.









Essential Functions:




  • Processes digital imaging: titles and labels properly, demonstrates ability to view and transfer images. Performs road mapping call-up of interventional studies.
  • Communicates and collaborates with physicians, managers, support personnel and staff regarding technical issues to insure reliability of results and quality assurance in imaging, hemodynamics and oximetry
  • Demonstrates competence in decentralized lab testing - assume responsibility for QA proficiency testing, etc.
  • Is independent and proficient in documenting all case types in Merge and EPIC.
  • Performs basic patient assessment and preparation for procedures: monitors vital signs, heart rate/rhythm interpretation, O2 saturation, LOC; obtains pertinent patient medical information and enters in point of care system or procedural record pre and post procedure; monitors arterial and venous lines and their insertion sites; performs CPR, defibrillation and cardioversion as necessary.
  • Provides for patient comfort and safety within procedural parameters
  • Documents procedural events chronologically in the procedural record. Also, completes data base form with input from physician
  • Assists with implementation of hemostatic devices (femostop, angioseal).
  • Assists with transport of monitored patients to Nursing Units
  • Assesses learning needs of patients, family members and significant others
  • Precepts nurses and technologists in manual hemostasis and the muse of mechanical hemostatic devices
  • Complies with established radiation safety standard, OSHA safety standards and infection control standards/practices
  • Maintains quality control of technical equipment according to protocol
  • Maintains clean, neat work areas
  • Removes broken or malfunctioning equipment from service and labels as such, notifies Biomedical Engineering if equipment is non-contract
  • Functions as scrub assistant, circulator and monitor technician on a rotating basis during procedures. Assists physician during interventional procedures with complex interventional devices including intra-aortic balloon pump.
  • Demonstrates competence in the operation of imaging, physiological monitoring and related equipment; performs basic troubleshooting for this equipment and quality assurance.
  • Observes sterile technique when prepping, scrubbing, draping, assisting and circulating.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets hemodynamic and oximetric data.
  • Processes digital imaging: titles and labels properly, demonstrates ability to view and transfer images. Performs road mapping call-up of interventional studies.









    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted. With an approved exemption, healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative COVID-19 test.























Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Radiologic Technologist - Cardiac Cath Lab/Special Procedures, Other , Normal, Illinois

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