Cath Lab Radiologic Technologist II
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 8, 2020
The Cath Lab Radiologic Technologist II is an experienced, fully
competent Technologist with specialized training and knowledge of
cardiovascular procedures directly related to the Cardiac
Catherization Laboratory, Responsible for assisting physicians with
highly specialized and complex interventional and therapeutic
radiologic procedures including but not limited to: peripheral and
coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and
coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including
ablations and device implantation. A member of the direct patient
care team, actively participates and scrubs into Cath Lab cases to
assist with the movement and alignment of equipment as well as the
control of radiation throughout procedures. Serves as a mentor to
Cath Lab Rad Tech I's, Cath Lab RN's and students by utilizing
skills and knowledge to help train and educate others. Works
independently exercising sound judgment and executing above average
clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and patient
care situations. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to
radiation standards and guidelines established by radiology
agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service.
This job requires availability to be on call.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
I. Provides personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by
following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive
Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their
needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by
enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to
the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE - 20%
1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a
dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to
achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members
of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting
pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive
2. Guides and mentors Cath Lab Rad Tech I's, Cath Lab RN's and
students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and
SERVICE - 30%
1. Performs interventional and therapeutic radiologic procedures
including but not limited to: peripheral and coronary angioplasty,
stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound;
electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device
implantation, fluoroscopy and cine modalities, as well as
recommending various radiological techniques to maximize best
visualization of patient s cardiac anatomy.
2. Actively participates and scrubs into Cath Lab cases to assist
with the movement and alignment of equipment as well as the control
of radiation throughout procedures.
3. Provides care for the physical needs of patients by executing
various Radiologic concepts to maximize performance. This includes:
positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical
factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired imaging
results and recognizes complications / limitations associated with
certain procedures. Proactively identifies how to address these for
4. Provides direct assistance to physicians during diagnostic or
special procedures, including assisting with sterile technique.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
1. Follows radiation safety standards and conducts all imaging
procedures accordingly. Properly utilizes patient radiation
protection and immobilization during diagnostic procedures.
Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly
practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection
control procedures. Complies with job, departmental and hospital
safety standards, practices and policies.
2. Reports near misses and inputs errors promptly into PSN to
improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to
identification of corrective actions and improvement activities,
and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for
quality and safety.
3. Ensures all imaging equipment has had QC performed as required
and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions
to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance
procedures; calls for service if needed.
FINANCE - 10%
1. Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient
procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered.
2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies.
Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and
prioritize daily tasks.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
1. Participates in departmental projects and shared governance
2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline
competencies with a focus on continual development as a Cath Lab
3. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by
engaging students and co-workers (Cath Lab Rad Tech I and RN) in
learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
* Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body
for the required credential(s) indicated below
* At least 3 years experience as a Cath Lab Radiologic
Technologist; may consider Houston Methodist Cath Lab Radiologic
Technologist with at least two years Cath Lab experience of which
at least one has been with Houston Methodist
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
* American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiography (ARRT
* Registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC)
* American Heart Association BLS
* American Heart Association ACLS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
to perform the Essential Functions of the Job
* Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely
perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and
* Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer
systems to include, Hospital / Radiology Information Systems and
Office software to maintain patient and exam documents
* Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all
levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent
customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and
* Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision
including, organizing work flow and actively participating in
* Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the
English language necessary to perform the essential functions of
this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or
employee safety or security
* Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians,
family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a
customer service focus and application of positive language
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist
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