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Radiologic Technologist - Cardiac Cath Lab

Company: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Radiologic Technologist - Special Procedures works in the cardio-endovascular catheterization laboratory performing a number of special duties including, but not limited to; operating all of the radiographic fluoroscopic equipment while performing general diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Works with and provides assistance to all physicians, radiologic technologists, cardiovascular technologists, and nurses, to maintain a customer friendly environment in the laboratory. Participates and shares with call rotation, while adhering to variable shift scheduling.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESPerformed majority of the time:-- Performs calculations and measurements using data obtained from heart catheterizations including CO, pressure measurements and valve calculations.-- Assists physician by scrubbing during procedures, maneuvering catheters and wires, and injecting contrast into blood vessels.-- Routinely participates in daily, weekly, and monthly QI/QC of the "point of care" machines and defibrillators.-- Participates in maintaining, restocking and inventorying the department supplies and reports any sub-par levels to the appropriate person.-- Maintains and handles sterile equipment under principles of aseptic technique.-- Sets up, programs, and runs the IVUS machine, under the direction of a physician.-- Assists with the IABP set up and insertion, under the direction of a physician.-- Provides basic administrative reports from the database.-- Maintains, archives, retrieves, locates, and copies present and prior studies done in the laboratory.-- Troubleshoots routine radiologic and computer system problems and reports as necessary.-- Provides care appropriate to the age of patients served pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients based on principles of growth and development and life stages.-- Utilizes feedback from customers to help make decisions regarding services and departmental activity.-- Recognizes and reports normals and abnormals in patient physiology and hemodynamic parameters.-- Assures a quality product, by reviewing and correcting any documentation related to patient care during a procedure, charge submission and statistical counts.-- Looks for ways to role model and improve customer service.Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:-- Utilizes down time to complete tasks that help maintain and assure departmental operations.Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):-- Impact limited to the employee.JOB SPECIFICATIONSEducation:Required-- A copy of your highest science-related academic diploma or transcript.Preferred-- N/AExperience:Required-- At least one (1) year experience in digital and cine imaging and archiving.Preferred -- At least one (1) year experience in diagnostic and interventional procedures in a cardiac and/or general catheterization laboratory.Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:Required-- Oregon State Board of Radiologic Technology. -- Registration with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).-- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS preferred upon hire, and required within 90 days of hire. o If not American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certified upon hire, must have current BLS certification through another provider. -- ACLS required within six (6) months of hire date.Preferred -- N/AJob Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:Required-- Excellent customer service skills.-- Uses effective written and interpersonal communication skills.-- Behavior and appearance support a professional image.-- Demonstrates skills in caring for the adult and geriatric patient.-- Demonstrates computer application skills.-- Maintain Technical Systems (Xcelera, XIM, FD-10, FD 20 as examples) and act as first line for troubleshooting.-- Willingness to develop understanding of billing and coding procedures for cath lab procedures.-- Adhere to the policy and standards of the department.-- Required rolls for this position are:1. X-Ray Proficiency2. Monitoring Proficiency 3. Scrubbing Proficiency 4. Case Circulator Proficiency-- Adheres to the policies governing and the monthly schedule directing "on call" coverage of the unit.-- Complies with all radiation safety policies and practices.-- Follows departmental policy and practice for adding or deleting cases from the schedule.-- Follows organizational and departmental policies for computer systems, to correctly order, retrieve, complete, and charge for procedures and maintain integrity of databases.-- Utilizes problem-solving techniques to make decisions related to patient care and departmental activity.-- Works as a part of a team to promote a positive department reputation.-- Shares information with co-workers in a non-judgmental way that expands the knowledge and skills of each party.Preferred-- Bilingual skills a plus.OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different. We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients. As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

Keywords: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, Hillsboro , Radiologic Technologist - Cardiac Cath Lab, Healthcare , Hillsboro, Oregon

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