Cardiac Cath Lab Technologist Full Time

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Posted March 6, 2019
Department: Cardiovascular Tech
1000 Mar Walt Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, USA

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, seeks an Cath Lab Technologist to join our Team!

The Emerald Coast features world famous vacation destinations of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is one of the nation’s top performers on quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital has the tri-county’s only comprehensive cardiovascular program. It is also the only acute care hospital in the area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, a Chest Pain Center and a Cancer Care Center that is affiliated with UAB and accredited by the Commission on Cancer.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, makes preparation, operates equipment and assists physicians in performing arteriogram, cardiac catheterizations and other special procedures; performs hemodynamic monitoring and other duties as assigned. Perform radiographic procedures of a highly specialized nature to demonstrate vascular patency in a variety of anatomical parts. Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one, and to put forth the utmost quality as a Cardiovascular Technologist. Perform examinations on patients of various ages from pediatric to geriatric.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis, selects proper film size or given exam. Ensures proper identification and collimation, using appropriate markers, develops film as required.
  • May assist in the use of a variety of equipment or procedure not routinely taught.
  • Handles equipment in a responsible, professional manner.
  • Transfers and properly position patients for examinations in order to obtain desired radiographic results according to physician specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • Assists physician during angiographic procedures, working with specialized equipment. Assists physicians in performance of examinations by programming injectors, administering opaque media, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures, documentation of procedures related to Cath/Specials, i.e. sheath removal, and procedural events in the medical record.
  • Demonstrates Customer Service principles and behaviors appropriately.
  • Receives verbal orders for examination from a responsible practitioner in keeping with their state license.
  • Adheres to prescribed standards for Radiation Safety. Participates in Quality Improvement and Safety Programs.
  • Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include; pulling jackets, inputting/editing exams, and completion of requisition prior to setting films to be read.
  • Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education as provided by the department or seminars available for the various specialties, cross training in specialized areas.
  • Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
  • Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
  • Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
  • Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
  • Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
  • Associate Degree or equivalent in Radiological Technology or RCIS credential required
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • State of Florida license required if RT licensed required
  • ARRT registry required or RCIS credential Required
  • BLS–AHA Healthcare Provider certification required upon hire
  • ACLS required within 90 days of hire

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in 2 special areas and be able to cover call for those skills
  • Possess skill in 1 or additional areas and be assigned the majority of scheduled hours in that area
  • Successful completion of ARRT examination with a current license to practice radiographic technology or
  • Successful completion of RCIS examinations and credentials
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to deviate from normal techniques when necessary and to develop new and better techniques to keep the department up to data
  • Ability to determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic images with a minimum exposure to patients
  • Ability to examine radiographs for the purpose of evaluating techniques, positions, and other related qualities
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment with patients during radiographic procedures
  • Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired radiographic image
  • Ability to help patients from bed or stretchers utilizing proper body mechanics. Have to stand for long periods of time