Registered Radiology Technologist (ARRT) Cardiovascular Technologist

Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
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Address: 3220 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, USA

Job Description

Join a quality-focused, team-oriented, growing organization. Set in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska this is an in-office job working with a dynamic team in an environment that ensures the highest safety measures.
A robust benefit plan includes competitive pay, excellent benefits package including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary insurance, and vision coverage. PTO in addition to 8 paid holidays per year. And many other perks as part of an employee and patient satisfaction-centered environment.
JOB TITLE: Cardiovascular Laboratory Technologist
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Knowledgeable of cardiac anatomy and physiology, invasive cardiovascular practices/techniques/pressures, EKG analysis and emergency protocols. Assists the cardiovascular physicians in performing diagnostic cardiac and diagnostic/interventional peripheral procedures. Demonstrates the ability to use a variety of complicated/advanced equipment, monitors, devices and supplies.  Provides all aspects of care for the cardiovascular patient, including pre-op assessment, procedural, and post-op recovery. Knowledgeable of cardiovascular disease and the potential hazards associated with invasive cardiovascular procedures.  Must possess the ability cross train within the procedural environment. Obtain proficiency in a minimum of two roles, including but not limited to, circulating, monitoring and scrubbing. Demonstrates the ability to operate all holding and procedure room equipment safely and correctly. Adheres to established standards and procedures. Performs all duties in a manner which promotes “team” concept.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Reports to Cardiac Cath Lab Manager/ASC Director and Clinic Lead
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  None
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range with reasonable accommodations. Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (this list may not include all of the duties assigned.)
  1. Responsible for patient care in cardiovascular lab. Pre-operative preparation includes obtaining informed consent, labs, procedural orders, history and physicals, vital signs, preparation of invasive procedural site and EKG’s.
  2. Intra procedure includes, scrubbing, circulating, or monitoring. Alerting the physician to any changes in patient status.
  3. The administration of an oral or intravenous medication under the direction of the performing physician.
  4. Assures safe radiation protection protocol.
  5. Maintains good patient communication/rapport for comfort/status assessment and vital signs.
  6. Post-operative includes SP documentation of information, vital signs, teaching, insertion site assessment and sheath removal. Use of vascular closure devices per department policy, applying vascular pressure, monitoring and alerting physician to changes, documenting and reporting to transferring nursing units.
  7. Preparation of sterile procedural setups. Adhering to sterile technique in all procedures. ( patient, equipment and supplies)
  8. Maintaining communication with family and/or significant other pre, during and post procedure.
  9. Accurate patient positioning and assistance in selection of radiographic techniques for optimal visualization and minimal radiation exposure to patient staff and physicians.
  10. Responsible for proper image acquisition, archival and image processing specific to procedure type.
  11. Assures standard completion of patient/computer reports, calculations, and appropriate procedural charges.
  12. Maintains professional training and continuing education as required by discipline.
  13. Promotes positive working relationships and “teamwork” concept within the department and throughout the organization.
  14. Able to assist in minor troubleshooting of minor equipment repair in lab. Stocks supplies, instruments, and equipment according to storage allocations. Alerts and notifies manager of equipment/supply concerns or problems with operational performance.
  15. Participates in QA program and daily equipment room checks.
  16. Participates in the orientation of new staff and education of students.
  17. Responsible for the review and knowledge of Departmental polices and procedure guidelines, skills checklists, medications review, and safety and disaster guidelines annually.
  18. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health errors.
  19. Interacts professionally with patient and family.
  20. Respects patient’s confidentiality and right to privacy.
  21. Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance as necessary.
  22. Anticipates the needs of the physician.
  23. Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case.
  24. Provides patient/family education pre and post procedure.
  25. Demonstrates the ability to handle emergency situations during high-risk procedures competently.
  26. Appropriately responds to a patient in an emergency or physically stressful situation.
  27. Utilizes initiative, is self-motivated; manages time and activity effectively.
  28. Attends required meetings and participates in activities as requested.
  29. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  30. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of cardiovascular technology or radiography, or background knowledge and skill set in cardiovascular patient care.  Interpretation of EKG’s and hemodynamic pressure tracings.
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE: Current BLS/ACLS required.  Current registration for RCIS, RCES or ARRT preferred.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Commitment to the Alaska Heart Institute L.L.C. standard for interaction with patients, visitors, physician offices, hospitals or agencies and coworkers is required. Employees of Alaska Heart Institute L.L.C. will maintain a consistent standard of interaction with others as follows:
Demonstrates a professional, helpful and friendly attitude, which is directed toward and focused on providing quality patient care and satisfaction in a cooperative manner.
Demonstrates the ability to be a team player by a willingness to help coworkers and patients/families.
Demonstrates maturity, tact and diplomacy.
Demonstrates a commitment to stay on task, not allowing personal matters to interfere with job performance.
Maintains a professional and pleasant demeanor and appearance, which is reflective of a positive representation of the Alaska Heart Institute L.L.C.

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