Interventional Procedure Technologist, Full time, Days

Greenwich, CT
Nov 6, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Produces diagnostic radiographs and functions as scrub and monitor tech for cardiology procedures as ordered by a physician following the established policies of the department. Able to provide appropriate care for patients served, regardless of age. Must provide coverage on weekends, holidays and off shifts as deemed necessary to maintain level of department standards. Responsible for emergency call after hours for Cardiology in rotation 7/24, 365 days a year on rotation. The medical staff determines the qualifications of the radiology staff that use equipment and procedures.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination and assists in examinations under the direction of a Radiologist and Cardiologist, following the established policies of the department and State regulations . Understands and practices proper use of all department equipment.
  • 2. Conducts appropriate patient care, and teaching relative to imaging procedure and age of patient. Interacts professionally at all times with patient and family members. Assures privacy and confidentiality throughout prescribed examination. Obtains patient history and reviews clinical indication for exam requested for appropriateness. Informs physician of changes in patient's condition during exam. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • 3. Responsible for safety of patients and staff. Observes safety precautions at all times. Follows all established guidelines of the ARRT. Understands proper use of all equipment, never operating equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's standards. Responsible for pro active response in near-miss reporting. Completes incidents/ occurrence reports within required time frame. Actively participates in performance improvement activities related to patient and staff safety.
    • 3.1 Observes safety precautions at all times. follows all established guidelines of the ARRT and the ARC. Understands proper use of all equipment, never operating equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's standards. Responsible for pro active response in near-miss reporting. Completes incidents/ occurrence reports within required time frame. Actively participates in performance improvement activities related to patient and staff safety.
  • 4. Contributes to the productivity and efficient operation of the department. Completes assignments within a reasonable time frame with minimal errors. Reviews next day schedule making necessary preparations. Exhibits punctuality and flexibility in daily work schedule. Covers on call rotation in a responsible manner. Responding on site within 45 minutes of contact. Maintains work area to promote an efficient operation.
    • 4.1 Completes assignments within a reasonable time frame with minimal errors. Reviews next day schedule making necessary preparations. Exhibits punctuality and flexibility in daily work schedule. Covers on call rotation in a responsible manner. Responding on site within 45 minutes of contact. Maintains work area to promote an efficient operation.
  • 5. Participates in performance improvement, quality control and assurance functions. Performs daily QC of equipment prior to first scheduled exam. Performs all quality control check. At the request of supervisor, participates in quality assurance, performance improvement and CQI activities.
    • 5.1 Performs daily QC of equipment prior to first scheduled exam. Performs all quality control check. At the request of supervisor, participates in quality assurance, performance improvement and CQI activities.
  • 6. Identifies personal learning needs and opportunities for career growth. Responsible for own learning needs and seeks educational opportunities to meet those needs. Attends in-service programs and outside workshops, seminars, training classes, educational programs to keep current in the technical developments in the field. Demonstrates this knowledge by contributing to improved service.
    • 6.1 Responsible for own learning needs and seeks educational opportunities to meet those needs. Attends in-service programs and outside workshops, seminars, training classes, educational programs to keep current in the technical developments in the field. Demonstrates this knowledge by contributing to improved service.
  • 7. Performs all diagnostic radiographs and associated image processing. Following Physicians' orders and Managers directions taking into consideration Departmental and Hospital policies and procedures, identifies the type of examination required to achieve desire results.
    • 7.1 Following Physicians' orders and Managers directions taking into consideration Departmental and Hospital policies and procedures, identifies the type of examination required to achieve desire results.
  • 8. Verifies patients in a timely efficient manner; identity verbally and by checking patients wristbands. Patient and/or family learning needs are identified and addressed. Measured by complaints or compliments. Less than (2) complaints are satisfactory.
    • 8.1 Cleans and changes linen on examining table after each patient, or before each patient, also including all patient dressing areas.
  • 9. Properly addresses the patient utilizing Department policy insuring that patients demographic and clinical data is present and is medically appropriate for the procedure ordered with no more than three (3) errors annually. Completes technical information on request upon completion of procedure.
  • 10. Implements patient care. Assures that all markers (name, lead directional, date, etc.) are correct and are prominently displayed on films. Monitored by quarterly analysis. Ninety-five (95%) compliance. Following direction, the Technologists will be assigned to an area for a designated period and will be responsible for all examinations performed in a quality manner. Maintains clean; caring, quiet professional atmosphere. Cleans and changes linen on examining table after each patient, or before each patient, also including all patient dressing areas. The employee uses universal precautions as outlined in the departmental Infection Control manual. Assures rooms are properly stocked and prepared for examinations. Assures patient is prepared for exam to Radiologists specifications (patient prepped, draped, sterile tables prepared, proper clothing and jewelry removed and has followed written Doctor's protocol). Coordinates images with corresponding paperwork (folders, prior reports and sent to Synapse). Daily cleaning of x-ray tables and surrounding equipment.
  • 11. Fully facile with Cardiology equipment such as the IVUS (intravascular ultrasound), Balloon pump (set up and operation), Manifold, Defibrillator and IAPB set up.
  • 12. Participates in training others in the use of imaging equipment, procedures and archiving
  • 13. Competent in operation of both IR/Cath suites including CT, 3D, filming, labeling and post processing.
  • 14. Knowledgeable and competent in use of cardiology devices. Proficient in all aspects of cardiology scrub and monitor tech function.
  • 15. Able to perform adequately in a highly acute setting of increased patient risk associated with neurovascular cases.
  • 16. Performs peripheral vascular and non-vascular exams according to procedure
  • 17. Follows filming protocols to ensure correct viewing on PACS
  • 18. Provides input or suggests alternative equipment or supplies during challenging cases.
  • 19. Ensures work area is free of expired supplies or medications. Takes action when supplies are low and alerts inventory analyst.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduation from an approved program in Radiological Technology; is ARRT Registered and has a current Connecticut License.


EXPERIENCE


Three (3) years experience in Diagnostic Radiology. Experience with Cardiology scrub preferred.


LICENSURE


ARRT registered and CT radiography licensure, BLS (Basic Life Support) certification. Annual continuing education for stroke.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Has basic knowledge of ECG interpretation and sterile technique.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


May be exposed to infectious diseases, or hazardous material. Average to clinical settings. Standing and walking most of the day. Working with lightweight equipment with occasional lifting pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Must have the ability to hear and observe all the surroundings of the department and have manual dexterity. Assisting in lifting of patient with physical problems.


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Job Info

Job: 4924

Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: DIAG IMAG TECHNOLOGIST
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 37.5

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