General Job Description
The primary role of the IR/Cath lab technologist is assisting in all procedures performed in the IR/CCL area. Provides a safe patient care environment that aids in diagnosis and care of patients experiencing pathologies; maintains and operates the physiological systems; performs unit-based activities which contribute to a positive and professional work environment. Technologists are equipped with the technical skills to handle imaging equipment and the interpersonal skills necessary for patient care.
Detailed Job Description
- Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
- Takes call according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours
- Provides assistance during IR/CCL procedures performed in the invasive labs, as well as the ICU, PACU, the emergency room, and the operating rooms as needed.
- Completes all work before clocking out and leaving, performs all quality control checks, as prescribed
- Functions in the scrub role by preparing, organizing and anticipating needed instruments, supplies and equipment for safe patient care and operative procedure and other activities as directed by provider
- Interacts professionally with patients, families, and co-workers to maintain a positive enviorment
- Provides care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population
- Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer’s instructions
- Demonstrates competencies and performs therapeutic interventions consistent with IR/CCL procedures, with consideration given to risk management and infection control practices
- Performs all other duties as assigned by the department manager
- Minimum of two (2) years on-the-job training in IR/CCL in association with Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification or Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist(CVIT)
- Bachelor’s degree preferred. Prior experience in hemodynamic monitoring skills and ECG interpretation skills preferred
- Graduation from an approved school of Radiologic Technology, Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, or Associates degree in Cardiovascular Technology or allied health field of study is required
- Basic Life Support (CPR) required or required within 6 months of hire.