Job: Cardiovascular Technologist

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Jobing Description



Location:Bremerton Hospital
Zip Code:98310
ID:2209
Department:Cardiovascular, 71461
Shift:Days, Weekends
FTE:0.0
Shift Hours:0600-1630
Job Type:Per Diem
On-Call Required:Yes
Rotating Weekends:Yes
Rotating Holidays:Yes

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Cardiovascular Technologist provides patient care and technical support to the physicians during cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures and interventional radiographic procedures. The Cardiovascular Technologist integrates knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and interventional techniques to care for the patient during cardiac and peripheral procedures. The cardiovascular Technologist will take call for the cardiac team. The Cardiovascular Technologist will take call for the cardiac cath team. It is an expectation that the Cardiovascular Technologist be able to be at the hospital and ready to work within 30 minutes when called in. The Cardiovascular Technologist must be able to demonstrate competencies in all aspects of cardiac catheterization and peripheral interventions.

The Lead Cardiovascular Technologist, in addition to the above mentioned items, works closely with the manager and nursing PCS to maintain policies related to the above described activities. The Lead assigns work as needed, coordinates patient flow, obtains specific instructions from the physicians and breaks staff out for breaks. The Lead also performs minor troubleshooting of equipment, interfaces directly with service engineers as needed and acts as a technical resource person. The Lead also assumes responsibility for maintaining supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Maintains a safe environment for patients and the team. All work areas are kept neat and orderly and clear of obstacles. Uses proper transfer and body techniques. Maintains all National Patient Safety Goals. All equipment and supplies are used appropriately. Advises team on safe practices dealing with radiation safety and environmental safety in the cath lab. Maintains a current BLS and ACLS certification. Attends classes or obtains CEU's on line and shares knowledge with the team. RCIS certified along with prior certification requirements. Completes all required documentation for patient exams and equipment calibration. Assures physician orders are completed. Charge sheet filled out accurately and appropriately. Charges entered appropriately. Assures physician orders are completed and communicated prior to transferring the patient to the receiving unit. Communicates in a caring and professional manner, while maintaining open communication with patients, families, coworkers and medical staff. Provides positive feedback to team members for a job well done. Communicates recognition to Manager/Director for team member performance. Consistently receives feedback from patients, families and physicians regarding professional and caring attitude. Keeps on time with procedures. Appropriately prioritizes procedures within the department. Takes into account patient and physician needs. Communicates with physicians, patient and other departments when unavoidable delays are anticipated. Participates in problem solving with peers in other areas to facilitate optimal patient care when there are conflicting priorities, as evidenced by observation. Consistently exceeds expectations of schedule and seeks to assist others. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Provides appropriate constructive input for the improvement and operation of the department. Provides input to leadership on agenda items and discussion points for staff meetings. Participates in the training of new staff and students. Assures preceptees receive proper training. Seeks opportunities and experiences for preceptees. Consistently demonstrates exemplary mentoring skills and seeks opportunities to share knowledge with others as measured by trainee feedback and direct observation by clinical educator and/or leads. Assures that department quality goals are maintained at all times ie. D2B Times, AIDET, responds to STEMI pages within the 30 minute time frame, etc. Identifies and makes recommendation for improvement, and assists in programs for improvement in patient care or systems as measured by peer evaluation and documented by supervisor. Suggests implements and documents at least one Quality improvement project per year. Suggest and writes protocols to improve patient care within the department. Demonstrates consistent quality of care and professional expertise in all interactions with patients and physicians. Exhibits a knowledgeable and relaxed demeanor around patients. Supports Leadership Patient Experiences. Uses evidenced based practices to manage patient care. Independently seeks additional knowledge on evidence based practice and recommends changes to current practice based on that research. Demonstrates good judgment and independent problem solving skills in a variety of patient related and staff situations. Provides potential solutions along with identifying problems. Recognized by team by being proactive and participatory in problem solving. Demonstrates clear concise documentation skills. Follows established protocols measured by results of documentation. Review of documentation accurately reflects the procedure case. Makes recommendations for improving documentation to improve process and ensure all requirements are met. Demonstrates self-motivation and professional integrity. Uses work time appropriately to meet the needs of patients the department. Manages time effectively, assist others as able and not requiring excessive overtime unless requested. Consistently offers help to others without being asked. Demonstrates the willingness to rotate to other areas to help when needed. Demonstrates financial accountability in the use of all supplies and equipment. Assures patient procedure and supply charges are documented accurately. Communicates recommendations that result in cost containment for the department or hospital. Supports and enforces infection control practices by practicing universal transmission precautions and constant use of personal protective equipment. Complies with hand washing policies. As evidenced by direct observation. Failure to comply with hand hygiene precautions results in a 1. Supports philosophy and mission of Harrison Medical Center. Communicates and works with other healthcare team members in role modeling and promoting a positive image of HMC. Represents HMC in community organizations/functions to provide a positive image of HMC. Provides consistent patient and family education. Takes initiative to inform families on patient status. Demonstrates flexibility in a rapidly changing health care environment by accepting change and working to meet unexpected challenges with the service. Maintains a positive, “can do” attitude in all interactions. Proactively offers to provide additional assistance outside of daily responsibilities whenever able. Consistently stays on schedule and communicates with physicians, patients and other departments when unavoidable delays are anticipated. Consistently exceeds expectations of schedule and seeks to assist others. Maintains knowledge of emergency response plans. Responds in an appropriate manner to all potential and actual emergency situations. Follows ACLS protocols. Consistently recognized by peers and physicians for leadership in emergency situations. Maintains stock at established par levels and notifies Lead cardiovascular technologist and/or supervisor of equipment or supply needs. Maintains all equipment in working order. Reports to lead/Manager when equipment fails. Able to troubleshoot all equipment. Functions independently in the scrub position for all procedures. Maintains sterile field. Preps and drapes patient appropriately. Preps all equipment for physicians. Able to anticipate the needs of the physician/team and provide that support. Actively engaged in the procedure.

Functions independently in the monitoring role. Maintains accurate patient records. Monitors and records patient's hemodynamics throughout procedure. Able to notify MD/team of all changes during procedures. Operates and monitors hemodynamic system and x-ray equipment. Actively engaged in all cases. Eliminates distractions in control room.

Functions independently in the circulating role. Educates patient at all opportunities. Assists scrub and physician throughout cases. Maintains IV access. Administers prescribed medications. Monitors and reacts appropriately to changes in the patient's physical or mental condition. Actively engaged in all cases. Able to anticipate the needs of the patient and the team.

Demonstrates hospital and unit specific clinical competencies. Successfully completes annual skills checklist within specified timeframe. Provides staff education in clinical specialty. Is seen as a clinical expert by peer reviews. Assists in verification of skill competency with completion of annual skills checklist.

Delivers patient care appropriate to age of patients cared for/served. Obtains and interprets information in terms of patient needs. Applies knowledge of growth and development appropriate for the age groups cared for/served. Understands the range of educational treatment needs of the patients cared for/served in the specific age groups. Has met annual in-service requirement for education case studies regarding age appropriate care for the patients in the specified age groups.

Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

High School Graduate with satisfactory completion of formal training in a Joint Review Committee approved school of Radiologic Technology or satisfactory completion of formal training in an approved school of Cardiovascular Technology.

LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through American Heart Association

ACLS certification through American Heart Association within 6 months of hire.

Current active status with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), CVT, or equivelant experience in a related profession.

Licensure/Certification by State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist or equivalent profession.

Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) registry required within 2 years of employment as a Cardiovascular Technologist.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Minimum of six months experience working in a Special Procedures/ Cardiac Cath Lab setting. Lead Technologist - Minimum of two years experience working in a Special Procedures / Cardiac Cath Lab setting.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

About Harrison Medical Center:

For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.

Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

About Harrison Medical Center:

For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.

Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer