Radiologic Technologist (Special Procedures), Cath Lab - Per Diem/Days (10hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON008596
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The Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist is an integral member of the Invasive Cardiology (Cath Lab) Team. Their primary responsibility is for the expert operation of a wide array of imaging modalities, including; Cardiac Angiographic equipment (Cath Lab), Hybrid Imaging Suite, Mobile Angiographic C-Arm, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Cardiac PACS. Through these imaging systems, they provide imaging expertise for the adult and pediatric population in a wide variety of programs, including: Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiac/Coronary Catheterization and Peripheral Vascular procedures, Pacemaker and ICD Implants, Electrophysiology Studies and Ablation, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft, Mitral Valve Repair, and other emerging therapies.
In addition to imaging expertise, the Cath Lab RT also performs as Scrub Tech, providing aseptic assistance to physicians during procedures.
As an integral team member, the Cath Lab RT assists and participates in patient care from procedural preparation, through intra-procedure monitoring of physiologic hemodynamic data as related to the procedure, post-procedure access site maintenance and dressing, and patient transportation.
This RT will be responsible for imaging and to scrub all procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, 10-hour shifts, Mon-Fri with On-Call after hours, weekends and holidays.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Identifies the appropriate procedures to be performed. Conducts quality control and assurance on imaging and other applicable equipment to ensures safe and reliable function and operation. Administers safe contrast media. Practices radiation protection measures to ensure exposure to patients and staff is "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (ALARA).
Evaluates and attends to patient’s physical and emotional needs before, during and after exams to ensure proper patient care and a positive examination experience.
Prepares equipment for procedures and ensures cleanliness of exam area and equipment.
Ensures proper documentation of patient demographics in all applicable equipment. Accurately records all procedures and pertinent information.
Assists with patient care on all procedures performed in Interventional Radiology to include procedural set-up and patient preparation. Serves as scrub personnel on all procedures performed in Interventional Radiology.
Assists with training of Radiology Technologist students and new Radiology Technologist personnel to provide quality education, instruction and orientation to the Radiology Department.
Supports physician relationships and partnerships by maintaining clear communication and timely follow-up. Provides additional information on x-ray requests to assist radiologist in dictating all necessary findings for exams.