Cardiovascular Special Procedures Technologist

Texas Health Resources Published: December 6, 2018
Location
Fort Worth, TX
Job Type

Description

Texas Health- Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is seeking to hire a Cardiovascular Special Procedures Technologist in the Cath Lab.
The address is 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Salary range is Min. $28.43/hr to Max. $45.49/hr – based on relevant experience
Work Schedule  
• Full time, Day shift 7:00am-5:30pm with call required
Job Description
Patient Care
• Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions.
• Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions.
• Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)
• Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures.
• Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID.
• Obtains patient history.
• Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging.
• Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment.
• Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient
• Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines.
• Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed.
Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing
• Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam
• Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest
• Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations
• Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors
• Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique
• Maintains attention to details
• Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeat procedures as needed 8. Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS
• Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS
• Prints laser images from modality or PACS
• Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities
Equipment Operation and Maintenance
• Adjusts technical factors
• Operates, cares for and maintains equipment  
• Applies knowledge of physics and accessories
• Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction
• Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards
• Stocks supplies
• Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames
• Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards
Professional Accountability and Partnership
• Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement
• Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email
• Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement
• Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary
• Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications
• Associate's Degree Applied Science Required Or Other completion of accredited program in radiologic or cardiovascular technology Required Or H.S. Diploma or Equivalent 2 Years work experience in invasive cardiology Required
• 1 Year Preferred
• 2 Years required with high school diploma Required
• American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Upon Hire Required And
CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist Upon Hire Required Or
RCIS - Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Upon Hire Required Or
RCES - Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist Upon Hire Required
• BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire Required
Why Texas Health Resources? Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
Texas Health Highlights
• 2018 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (4th year in a row)
• 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)
• 2018 Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor
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