Imaging Specialist II / Cardiac Cath Lab / Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center / Variable Shift / Full-Time
- Chula Vista Medical Center
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
What You Will Do
To perform a wide variety of technical procedures in a special modalities and general diagnostic on a regular basis with quality patient care, assisting Physicians as needed.
- Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an AMA approved school and meets the requirements of an appropriate State and/or Federal mandated certification or equivalent.
- ARRT Certificate - ARRT
- Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
- One year experience as an Imaging Specialist in Interventional Radiology or Cath Cath Lab
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Documentation management
Verify physicians written order and assures appropriate clinical indication of ordered exams
Begin exams in RIS.
Accurately complete exams in RIS, filling out appropriate information (contrast, fluoroscopy time, QC, resource, technical modifiers, technologist/student/RN/Radiologist)
Provide correct coding of exams, billing modifiers, supplies
Depart patient in RIS when appropriate
Ensure film jacket is properly labeled.
Ensure paperwork is filed appropriately.
- Patient and family education
Provides pre and post procedure education and reassurance to include but not limited to: What the procedure is, how long it is going to take, physician involved, contrast administration and mode of delivery, positioning, instructions related to procedure, the report, patient satisfaction form, etc
Interacts and communicates in a manner to reflect an understanding of the patient's age, culture, state of health, level of comprehension
Communicates and interacts with the patient's family in a way that is perceived positive and supportive while maintaining patient confidentiality
- Produce high quality exams
Understands and applies appropriate imaging techniques
Positions according to department imaging protocols
Labels and identifies studies correctly using legal marker set
Uses imaging equipment proficiently
Uses imaging agents (contrast) according to protocol
- Quality assurance
Verifies patient identification and pregnancy status
Implements safe, efficient and therapeutic care
Assists Radiologist in procedures while practicing sterile techniques to prevent cross-contamination.
Performs proper procedure on proper patient
Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions
Observes the patient, reports any changes in status, and initiates appropriate action to ensure a positive outcome. Follows patient's Advanced Directive.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality, keeps work discussion professional and limited to private areas
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class.ARRT Certificate - ARRT; Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health; Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Other
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