Cardiovascular Radiology Technologist

Employer: 
Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
Location: 
Harker Heights, TX
Medical Field: 
Invasive CVT/Electrophysiology

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for assisting in the delivery of personalized, professional and quality patient care, internal and external customer service, performance of all diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular examinations, transportation of patients to and from the Cardiovascular Laboratory, preparation of all departmental paperwork, answering the department’s telephone, scheduling of patients, entering and retrieving patient information from the Cardiology Picture Archiving Communication System (CPACS) and Hospital Information System (HIS) and maintaining the work area in a clean and organized manner.
 
JOB COMPENTENCIES
 
·          Personal Effectiveness - Meets established timelines; follows through to ensure completion of assigned objectives, seeks feedback to improve performance, and demonstrates a positive, “can do” attitude
·          Innovation and change - Looks for opportunities to improve processes and services, makes an effort to learn and develop new skills, and is resourceful and enthusiastic in responding to new challenges
·          Fostering Teamwork - Is open and honest in dealing with others, demonstrates commitment to team objectives, and sees challenges facing department and helps the team to address them
·          Quality Services - Delivers high quality services to internal and external customers, accepts responsibility and takes action to address quality issues, and helps operations & services respond to the needs of caregivers
·          Integrity - Adheres to a standard of ethical conduct that promotes trust and open communication, earns trust by living up to commitments, and can be counted on to keep confidences
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintains effective communication with medical staff, administrative staff, nursing staff and other team members.
  • Assists the organization in incorporating the guiding principles into its cardiovascular practice.
  • Ascertains the delivery of patient care is provided in a personalized, professional and quality manner.
  • Ascertains that Joint Commission, local, state and federal accrediting and licensing bodies’ requirements are met.
  • Ascertains that the delivery of patient care is compliant with the accrediting and regulatory agencies.
  • Assists in the Quality Assurance / Improvement Program of Cardiovascular Services.
  • Performs quality control on equipment and notifies management immediately of any potential malfunction or hazard of equipment.
  • Adheres to appropriate radiation safety, practicing the concept of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).
  • Explains cardiovascular procedure to the patient and / or family member in a thorough and professional manner.
  • Obtains patient’s history prior to cardiovascular procedure.
  • Serves as patient advocate and ensures patient autonomy.
  • Performs imaging and table side assistance for diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures.
  • Operates hemodynamics system, entering patient’s demographics, monitoring, recording, mapping and documenting patient information prior, during and after procedure.
  • Enters and retrieves patient information from the Cardiology Picture Archiving Communication System (CPACS) in a proficient manner.
  • Enters and retrieves patient information from the Hospital Information System (HIS) in a proficient manner.
  • Provides minimal nursing care to patient, ascertaining the patient is comfortable in the department. Establishes IV access. Seeks additional nursing or physician assistance when necessary.
  • Transports patients to and from Cardiovascular Laboratory ascertaining that the patient is relocated without injury or incident.
  • Prepares and maintains department paperwork, verifying accuracy of information.
  • Ascertains that the delivery of patient care and billing are compliant with the accrediting and regulatory agencies.
  • Ascertains that patient charges are entered correctly.
  • Releases patient information in accordance with policies and procedures and accrediting and regulatory agencies.
  • Answers telephones in a courteous and professional manner within three (3) rings.
  • Schedules patient examinations according to departmental procedures.
  • Maintains cardiovascular laboratory and work area in a clean and organized manner.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned.
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  1. Education/Skills/Experience:
·         High School Diploma or equivalent.
·         Completion of required education to obtain registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
·         Previous employment as a Cardiovascular Radiology Technologist preferred.
 
  1. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
  • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) preferred.
  • Licensed by the Department of State Health Services Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT)
  • We will accept a combination of the following, in lieu of the MRT/AART
    • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through CCI
*Additional certification through the Texas Medical board is required before start date - LMRT (Limited Med Rad Tech)*
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification through the American Heart Association.
 
 
To apply contact:
 
Alexis Butler
Talent Acquisition Partner
Ardent Health Services                 
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-296-3543
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