Cardiac/Interv Technologist

Employer
MedStar Health
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Performs angiographic, therapeutic, and interventional procedures. Responsible for patient management prior to, during, and after the procedure. Qualifications EDUCATION: Satisfactory completion of an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology of at least 2 years duration, or CVT with interventional Cath Lab experience. EXPERIENCE: 2 years experience in diagnostic radiology; 1 year experience in interventional radiology/cardiac catheterization or equivalent. LICENSE/CERT/REG: ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) certification or registration. Radiology Technologist license in the State of Maryland. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification or eligibility. SKILLS: Basic computer skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Administers contrast media into the coronary arteries as directed by a Cardiologist during a cardiac catheterization procedure. Recognizes the effect of pathology and vital signs to determine the amount of pressure of each hand injection. Applies knowledge of the normal physiologic and electrocardiographic sequences of cardiac contraction and recognizes both minor and dangerous arrhythmia. Provides appropriate patient care as required. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Functions as a first assistant to the physician by aiding in the manipulation and placement of guide wires and catheters. Administers contrast media in accordance with physician instruction. Maintains adequate basic interventional and cardiac supplies and provides supervisor with current inventory status. Maintains all appropriate patient records and department check sheets. Correctly enters patient and supply information into the MacLab and/or hospital computer system. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts as required. Instructs radiology students. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs angiographic, therapeutic, and interventional imaging procedures. Provides quality patient care and monitoring during all phases of the procedure in accordance with physician instructions and established policy. Knows all equipment, inventory, and location of supplies. Operates emergency equipment safely. Performs daily and weekly infection control measures and stocking of supplies. Performs hemodynamic physiologic patient monitoring, recording calculations of cardiovascular procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Responds to on-call emergencies in accordance with department policy. Responsible for post-procedural duties including observation and management of catheter insertion site and patient discharge instructions. Provides patient transportation and communicates patient care status to receiving care unit. Responsible for pre-procedural duties such as sterile tray preparation, procedural patient education, and confirmation of required lab work and patient medical history, including indications for the study and all previous related exams. Safely operates all imaging equipment (for example, digital equipment and pressure injectors) to produce high-quality diagnostic images in accordance with departmental policy. Schedules and maintains orderly patient flow. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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