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Cath Lab Radiologic Technologist II

Company: Methodist
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY
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 actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
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 manner.
2. Guides and mentors Cath Lab Rad Tech I's, Cath Lab RN's and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities.

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 optimum outcomes.
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 activities.
2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Cath Lab Rad Tech.
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 business objectives.

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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

* Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

* 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 (R)) required

* 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 competency assessments

* 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 co-workers

* Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving

* 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 principles

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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