Cardiovascular Rad Tech II / Cardiac Cath Lab / Sharp Grossmont Hospital / Day Shift / FT
- Grossmont Hospital
Shift Start Time:6:30 AM
Shift End Time:5 PM
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$49.377 - $63.712 - $78.048
The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position. The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.
What You Will Do
The Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist II performs all aspects of physiological monitoring, recording and calculations for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures done in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. This position is responsible for all radiographic procedures and their quality control in the lab. Assist physicians as a scrub technician during cardiac catheterization procedures and is considered a super user within the Technologist position. This position has additional leadership responsibilities assigned as noted below.
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- Other Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an accredited school and meets the requirements of an appropriate State and/or Federal mandated certification or equivalent.
- 1 Year experience as a Cardiovascular Radiologic Tech Or
- 1 Year experience as a CV Tech.
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED
- Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health -REQUIRED
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health -REQUIRED
- Associate's Degree Related field of study
- ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association -PREFERRED
- Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) - Cardiovascular Credentialing International -PREFERRED
- ARRT Certificate - ARRT -PREFERRED
Other Qualification Requirements
- Basic Arrhythmia Certification (from an approved source) - preferred.
- Documentation Management
Confirms correct patient information is entered in imaging modality.
Ensures that study is ended correctly and images are transferred to PACS system.
Participates in daily reconciliation process to ensure all relevant images have transferred to PACS.
Ensures that fluoro time, radiation dose and contrast volume are documented on every case.
Assists in inventory management by maintaining accurate records of supplies used in each procedure.
Able to perform basic EP set-up and support of EP procedures.
- Produce high quality exams
Understands and applies appropriate imaging techniques.
Positions according to department imaging protocols.
Labels and identifies studies correctly using marker sets or post processing.
Uses imaging equipment proficiently.
Uses imaging agents (contrast) according to protocol.
Operates and troubleshoots imaging equipment.
Assists the Cardiologist in a scrub assistant role for all types of catheterization procedures.
Operates the fluoroscopy equipment in a manner that provides the highest quality image for the cardiologist to perform diagnostic and therapeutic catheterization.
Assist with equipment and room setup for appropriate patient age and size.
Selects radiographic factors to ensure the least amount of patient radiation exposure while maintaining established department standards of performance.
- Quality Assurance and Safety
Verifies patient identification and pregnancy status.
Implements safe, efficient and therapeutic care.
Assists Physician with proper imaging techniques and protocols to facilitate diagnostic 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.
Utilizes and/or directs appropriate personal protective equipment.
Utilizes and/or directs appropriate radiation dosimetry badge(s) and demonstrates compliance with ALARA.
- Leadership and Professional Development
Manage department dosimetry program and dose tracking, as assigned.
Serve as a designated super-user/expert for advanced equipment and/or skill.
Support cardiovascular services by serving as a PACS facilitator for physician meetings (i.e. structural heart, transplant selection, etc).
Responsible for weekly fluoroscopy check compliance.
- 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.
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.
#FJH.S. Diploma or Equivalent; Other; Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health; Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health; Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) - Cardiovascular Credentialing International; ARRT Certificate - ARRT; ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - American Heart Association; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
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