Cardiovascular Radiologic Technician - Kenner Cath Lab - Full Time
Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist Job in Kenner, LA
Job DescriptionThis job, as a part of a multidisciplinary team, assumes responsibility for the operation of the heart catheterization laboratory suite. Operates diagnostic fluoroscopy and various types of cardiac equipment, monitors patient vitals, performs routine calculations, circulates, and assists the physician during the procedure upon request. Prepares the procedure rooms, equipment, and patient for the procedure. Acts as liaison to the hospital Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.
Required – Associate degree in Radiologic Sciences
Preferred – Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Sciences
Required – none
Preferred – 2 years of experience as an allied health professional
Required – Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) within 6 months of hire
Registered Radiologic Technologist in the state of practice AND registration from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Detail-oriented; experience performing complex tasks which may be hazardous to the patient's welfare and skills to detect equipment malfunctions.
Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of internal/external visitors in a highly stressful atmosphere.
An interest and curiosity to learn new procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with all Federal, State, and local regulatory radiation requirements
Ability to work flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).
Assist the team in patient setup and prep before the procedures and take down/clean up post-procedure using safe patient transfer and positioning techniques
Documentation in procedure log to reflect accurate procedure and interventions to ensure accurate billing and charge capture
Operates radiographic fluoroscopy equipment to obtain diagnostic images of coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease
Hemodynamic monitoring of patient during procedure and reporting values to performing physician
Monitors delivery of radiation dose to patient to achieve safe delivery with minimal exposure to staff.
Transmit, archive, and retrieve digital images in picture archiving and communicating systems (PACS)
Performs quality control standards by using the optimum diagnostic imaging and performing regular maintenance of fluoroscopy equipment.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.