We are looking for an Interventional Radiology (IR) Cath Lab Technologist for the Cardiac Cath Lab Department at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.
Location: Napa, CA
Work Schedule: On call/Per diem
Shift: 10 hour, Days
The IR Special Procedures Technologist, under the direction of the operating physician, Lead Technologist, and with latitude for independent judgment and initiative, performs all the professional duties involved in the performance of vascular and interventional procedures and in applying ionizing radiation for radiographic diagnosis in Interventional Radiology. Acts in compliance with federal, state, and Joint Commission standards. Produces and evaluates images and related data to be used by physicians to render medical diagnosis. Performs related clerical tasks and assumes responsibility for coordinating exams performed.
- Works with an attitude of professionalism and collaboration, to provide assistance to the Interventional Radiologists and other physicians and staff in the implementation and performance of Vascular Angiographic and Interventional procedures.
- Responsible for the proper and efficient operation of all diagnostic equipment. Arranges for equipment service as necessary. Performs regular quality assurance tests and maintains records.
- Analyzes patient to set technical factors and adjust specialized radiographic equipment to apply ionizing radiation for the production of prescribed digital images and fluoroscopy. Practices radiation safety techniques. Maintains film badges for the Interventional Lab staff and physicians. Adheres to Medical Center safety policy.
- Reviews physician orders and patient records to optimize patient care and appropriately schedule patient procedures. Records all pertinent patient information and performs all clerical tasks associated with exam.
- Demonstrates the ability to evaluate a situation from many perspectives, consider various alternatives and act in a manner consistent with Medical Center and departmental policies. Anticipates patient and physician procedural needs. Evaluates patients progress toward attaining expected outcomes in a systematic, ongoing and criterion-based manner.
- Performs, preps, scrubs and circulates during vascular and interventional procedures.
- Responsible for ordering equipment, devices (stents, wires, balloons) and other supplies.
- Provide appropriate education for patient, families, and other healthcare providers.
- Has access to and administers and/or handles medications according to this position’s license or certification standards and Medical Center policy.
- Thorough knowledge of all vascular and interventional procedures.
- Knowledge of equipment and devices (stents, wire, balloons).
- Knowledge of procedural coding and charging.
- Demonstrates creativity, integrity, initiative and critical thinking skills in an environment that is varying, unpredictable and includes crisis situations.
- Effective skills in interpersonal relationships, organization, prioritization, and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Operates the necessary components of the angiographic and patient monitoring equipment.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the function and operation of all vascular and interventional tools and devices.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Education : Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement.
Experience : 1 year of experience in a radiology field.
- Current California State license to practice Radiologic Technology (CRT).
- Current California State license to practice Fluoroscopy (CRT-F).
- Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiology-ARRT(R).
- Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
- IV Therapy Certification.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
License/Certification: Advanced certification in ARRT-Interventional Radiology or Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology.
For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.
Company: Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Category: Cardiopulmonary Techs (Cath, EP and Other)
Req ID: R331937