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POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

Cardiovascular and Interventional Technologist (60378)

DEPARTMENT:

Heart and Vascular Institute

REPORTS TO:

Manager

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Provides technical assistance in performing diagnostic and interventional procedures utilizing sterile and aseptic technique.††† Acquires all imaging and post processing.Provides emergency services on call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) within 6 months of hire.

2.

Current West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technologist License.

3.

Obtain certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Obtain Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (ACLS) within one year of hire.

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Monitors and interprets Hemodynamic monitoring.

2.

Observes sterile technique while assembling supplies necessary for physicians and other lab personnel involved to scrub and enter the lab without infraction 100% of the time.

3.

Maintains the confidentiality of the patient and unit information, without infraction, as monitored by supervision.

4.

Prepares entry site applicable to the procedure using sterile technique.

5.

Continuously monitors patientís ECG and blood pressure while documenting and advising the physician of any and all activity in an accurate and timely manner and providing documentation that will become part of the patientís permanent record.

6.

Participates in the on-call rotation of the laboratory and remains available for emergent procedures 24 hours a day.

7.

Acts as the laboratoryís code team by initiating resuscitative measures and cardiac defibrillators under the direct†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† supervision of the physician in charge.

8.

Correctly documents all procedures performed and utilizes the inventory control system that is established.†† Correctly bills for all procedures.

9.

Participates in educational and in-service opportunities.

10.

Instructs radiography students in the clinical setting with regard to patient positioning, technique selection, manipulation of equipment and the use of accessory devices to obtain Radiographic images.

11.

Maintains two areas of specialization as defined by the department.

12.

Participates in Inventory Management of the department.

13.

Checks and prepares patient prior to procedure.

14.

Participates in performance improvement activities.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

Ability to stand for long periods of time while wearing lead aprons.

2.

Ability to lift, push, or pull a minimum of 40 pounds

3.

Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

4.

Ability to differentiate various shades of gray as depicted on a black and white television monitor or photograph.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

The work environment is clinical by nature.

2.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to: moving mechanical parts; airborne particles, body fluids, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

3.

Maintains Radiation safety.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.

Ability to communicate with physicians and peers on a professional level

2.

Knowledgeable in Sterile Technique.

3.

Knowledgeable in acquiring, archiving and transmitting images to to data storage system.

4.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, operating manuals, product information or regulations.

5.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

6.

Ability to solve practical problems with limited standardization of variables.

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised: May 2017