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Cath-EP Radiologic Tech

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
  • Purpose of Job
    • Performs diagnostic imaging examinations. Upon orientation and successful completion of on-the-job training, assists with diagnostic angiographic procedures, complex interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures. Demonstrates effective technical, radiographic, and clinical skills; the ability to multitask is essential. This position requires knowledge of sterile technique and pan-scrubbing, it also shares on-call duties
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.
      • Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.

    • Experience
      • 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.
      • 1 year in a Cardiac Cath Lab or Interventional Radiology preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography (R) registered or board eligible required.
      • Current Medical Radiographer (Rad St.) license from Nebraska Department of Health required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
      • Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required, or must obtain within 2 months of hire.
      • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory educational requirements.
      • Certification in area of specialty preferred:
        • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)
          • OR
        • Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CIR)

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as providers and coworkers.
      • Knowledge of invasive cardiac and electrophysiology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
      • Ability to meet the needs of physician during surgical procedure(s).
      • Skill in preparing and completing patient records/documentation.
      • Ability to organize and perform multiple tasks, conduct problem solving and prioritize work assignments.
      • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours, and on-call responsibilities.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Kneeling
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Grasping
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Sitting
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Exam Performance/Quality
        • Identifies each patient by two identifiers and ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
        • Provides comfort measures and engages patient to obtain optimal cooperation and positioning.
        • Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
        • Performs Exams as their priority dictates.
        • Ensures optimal visualization of anatomy by directing radiographic equipment.
        • Prepares procedural rooms and equipment according to appropriate procedural needs.
        • Assists cardiologist/electrophysiologist during procedures by operating ancillary equipment, anticipating and obtaining catheters, wires and other necessary inventory as ordered.
        • Assists in the performance of various invasive cardiac or electrophysiological diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
        • Functions under the direction and immediate supervision of the cardiologist/electrophysiologist performing the procedure.
        • Provides direct, safe, competent, and quality patient care in the Interventional Cardiology department.

      • Radiology Information system (RIS)/Cerner/Picture Archival Communication System (PACS)/Outlook/MHSIntranet
        • Maintains a working knowledge of system applications.
        • Consistently uses proper system applications for order modification, to document comments and exposures/repeats.
        • Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
        • Demonstrates working knowledge of order entry and ability to order correct exams with proper indications. Starts, completes, and bills appropriately for exam(s) performed.
        • Matches digital images to RIS orders, for viewing in PACS.
        • Operates contrast injector, cleans and tears down equipment daily, and for deep cleaning weekly.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria” Population Specific Criteria.
        • Successfully completes annual Age Specific Competency Quiz.

      • Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner (Professional Models of Care). Revises and individualizes care to address the patient's needs for optimum patient care outcomes (Consultation and Resources).
        • Identifies and follows protocols and standards of care for unit including Infection Control, food and drinks in lab and cell phones in procedure room.
        • Collaborates with physicians and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
        • Provides teaching specific to the patient's health care problem.
        • Builds and uses knowledge based on current standards and research literature.
        • Participates actively in time out according to the hospital policy.
        • Continually monitors the patient and/or significant other(s) ability to manage care needs after dismissal from Cardiac Cath Lab (helps transfer patient and report on groin site).

      • Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety. (Autonomy, Professional Development)
        • Able to competently perform technical skills independently (understands and can reboot system).
        • Understands importance of sterility and is able to establish and maintain sterile field on daily basis.
        • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
        • Demonstrates competence in area of experience.

      • Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development)
        • Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level (works side by side with peer coverage and core).
        • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family (willing to work any area requested).
        • Takes pride in the lab by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.
        • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
        • Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decision making affecting area/unit or organization.
        • Fiscally accountable, acts professionally responsible for human and other resources.
        • Provides “on the job training” to new coworkers.
        • Assures compliance with federal, state, and local technical and professional regulations and accepted practiced guidelines.
        • Works effectively to maintain an environment of excellence, which is patient focused, providing timely, compassionate, quality patient care.

      • Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital employees (i.e., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns). (Quality of Care)
        • Completes appropriate report form for any risk (e.g., incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
        • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
        • Report issues/concerns to supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
        • Promotes and maintains a safe work environment for both staff and customers, incorporating national patient safety initiatives.

      • Reviews, delegates and evaluates plans for appropriate utilization of staff at all levels of practice in accordance with the provision of the hospital and the Professional Standards of Practice.
        • Works within the scope of practice.
        • Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome).
        • Right person (assess competency by: certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill).
        • Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete).
        • Right feedback: the Reciprocal Process (ask teammates' input first, recognize effort, get teammates' solution to problem, check off points).

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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Date Posted October 1, 2022
Date Closes November 30, 2022
Requisition 26388
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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