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RT Cardiovascular Tech II


Department Description: The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory consist of 4 procedures rooms and 3 hybrid procedures rooms in the OR. The lab offers a comprehensive range of cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures performed by nationally recognized cardiovascular interventionist. The structural heart program is comprised of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), valvuloplasty, PFO, ASD, VSD, Mitraclip, and septal artery ablation.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 31908BR


Job Summary: Assists the invasive cardiologist and/or vascular surgeon in the performance of invasive cardiac and vascular procedures. Shares responsibility in the acquisition and processing of state-of- the-art imaging and the efficient operation of equipment in the interventional and endovascular labs. Participates in hemodynamic monitoring, scrubbing and circulating duties. Maintains adequate levels of inventory in assigned procedure and restocks inventories as needed. Reports to the Chief Technologist and Nurse Manager.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Applies concepts of sterile technique to setup procedural workspace. Prepares and drapes patients using standard sterile technique. Accurately monitors, assesses, and documents hemodynamic measurements and objective procedural steps for all procedures.
  2. Independently operates all imaging and non-imaging systems/devices/consoles necessary to support all clinical situations. Able to independently troubleshoot all equipment issues. Calls for service and maintains documentation of service calls. Assists physician in completion of all procedures. Takes peripheral and cardiac call as scheduled.
  3. Ensures that all documents/images associated with the patient record are accurately labeled with correct patient identifiers. Responsible for ensuring that all images obtained during the procedure are stored correctly in PACS. Assists in resolving all manner of PACS issues as directed.
  4. Always applies the ALARA principle to maintain a safe environment for patients and all procedural staff during procedures. Monitors radiation exposure during procedure and advises physician. Documents all fluoroscopy times and radiation doses accurately. Ensures that all radiation badges are worn by staff and physicians. Performs daily QA/QC tests on imaging equipment as assigned.
  5. Works in a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals. Promotes the development of collaborative relationships with peers and other health professionals by articulating practice issues and communication in a professional and constructive manner. Advocates for patient safety at all times.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Associate's degree in Radiologic Science required. Bachelor's degree in Radiologic Science preferred.
  2. License Radiology MA License required., and Registration American Registry of Rad Tech required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., and Certificate 2 Advanced Cardiac Life Support required.
  3. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  4. Must be able to work in a 20lb. lead apron.
  5. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. ARRT Registration in Cardiac-Interventional Radiography preferred.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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