17th October, 2020
Job Type: Direct
Provide technical assistance for selected diagnostic and interventional invasive procedures. Use of hemodynamic and ECG monitoring, including interpretation of data. Scrub assist for all diagnostic and interventional procedures, to include preparation and manipulation of catheters, guide-wires and other devices. Injection of contrast media and medications from the sterile field as directed and supervised by the physician. Documentation of procedures and patient information according to hospital policy. Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Primary Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Operates all emergency equipment. Assists with all procedures performed in the department, specifically, in the role of scrub assistant under the direct supervision of the procedural doctor. Assists with general maintenance of rooms and equipment.
Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards. Responsible for personal radiation monitoring. Three primary means of eliminating or reducing radiation exposures - Time, Distance and Shielding. Always wears protective equipment and minimizes radiation exposure to the patient and self. Always wears radiation badge. Practices Universal Precautions to protect self, patient, and co-workers.
Participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating guidelines/practices to ensure quality care and to provide effective, efficient department operation. Participates in development/achievement of unit goals. Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships when dealing with all health care team members, patients, families, and guests. Attends 60% (minimal) of departmental in-services/meetings. Performs as a committee member for continuing quality improvement.
Satisfactorily completes the required cardiac Cath lab competency validations. Arterial Line Monitoring/Sheath pulling, securing arterial and venous lines. Coronary Intervention Hemodynamics (Left and Right heart pressure monitoring) Suctioning/Trach care. Peripheral Vascular
Disease. Cardioversion/defibrillation* Pacemaker, IABP, Impella
Participates in the orientation and learning process of new employees and students. Participates/cooperates with cross-training of staff to meet the needs of the patient, the department, and the organization.
Flexibility in adjusting schedule to meet department needs. Responds positively to necessary changes in the work schedule. Shares responsibility of overtime, on-call and necessary schedule changes with co-workers.
- Education – Graduate of AMA Approved School in Radiography
- Licensure/Certifications – Registered by A.R.R.T./license by IEMA
- BLS required
- Education – Associate degree in Radiography
- Experience – Specialized Training of one year
Physical & Mental Requirements and Working Conditions
Frequently lifts/moves up to 50 pounds. Frequently carries objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Frequently stoops and bends. Constantly reaches and grabs with arms and hands, requiring manual dexterity. Converse effectively verbally and in written form constantly. Identify & distinguish colors constantly. Frequently stands in stationary position. Frequently traverses corridors. Frequently pushes and/or pulls up to 30lbs.Constantly operates keyboard, mouse, video display terminal or alternative input device. Organize and prioritize own work constantly. Quickly learn, comprehend and apply basic instructions constantly. Exposure to blood borne pathogens and contagious diseases constantly. Must use PPE constantly. Works with others constantly.
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