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
Education – Associate degree in Radiography
Experience – Specialized Training of one year