Aug 02, 2021

Interventional Imaging Specialist - Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  • St. Joseph Health & Covenant Health
  • Apple Valley, CA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for an Interventional Imaging Specialist for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Department at St. Mary Medical Center

Location Apple Valley, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 10-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, the interventional imaging specialist assists Radiologists, cardiologists and vascular surgeons in the performance of interventional, angiographic, and therapeutic procedures for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients by imaging, or scrub assisting for these physicians while maintaining a safe quality patient environment. Also operates conventional, fluoroscopic or portable radiology equipment to obtain radiographs according to physician specifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs various Radiographic, diagnostic and interventional cardiac special procedures that produce radiographic images of optimum diagnostic quality. Selects appropriate film/cassette, radiographic technique, positioning of patient and equipment to use for procedure.
  • Identifies anatomical orientation by using correct markers and technologist initials.
  • Ensures proper identification (patient and date) on all images and records pertinent data on Radiologic requisition at all times.
  • Reviews each examination for technical accuracy to ensure the best possible images for interpretation.
  • Meets the physical and mental needs of the patient during examinations (patient education, minimize waiting time, safety, etc.).
  • Understands age specific considerations, practices appropriate patient care and manage and prioritize in a crisis situation.
  • Operates all Imaging Services radiographic equipment in a safe manner and provides proper radiation protection.
  • Documents patient information ensuring the quality of patient care and proper examination documentation and charges in the computer system. Reports and provides verbal notification regarding incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure the proper patient charge and continuity of patient care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic ECG interpretation, hemodynamic monitoring and emergency protocols.
  • Notifies department manager and/or supervisor of equipment malfunction/needed repair.
  • Assists other modalities as needed to improve productivity.
  • Works all shifts as assigned including weekends and night call when necessary.
  • Able to independently scrub and assist all cases in either Interventional Radiology or cardiology including competency in all necessary tools required in all procedures.
  • Ensures that Imaging Services procedures are documented and charge requests are complete and prepared for data input.
  • Proficiently performs biopsies and aspirations.
  • Prepares and sets up sterile trays for procedures.
  • Continually uses date stamps and lead markers on all images in PACS and CVPACS System.
  • Keep all license current, i.e. MQSA, FDA, Radiologist, and technologist. Maintains all documentation requirements of the mammography quality standards of 1997 (MQSA) and accreditation standards. Performs all required MSQA quality control tests. Consistently performs screening and diagnostic mammograms at optimum levels with a repeat rate of 2-5% as mandated by MQSA. Verified by monthly repeat analysis.

Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all diagnostic procedures.
  • Preferred: Basic arrhythmia.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Coursework/Training - Completion of Radiologic Technologist program.

Experience: 2 years experience as a Radiology Technologist in a hospital environment.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current Certified California Radiology Technologist (CRT) = C00050.
  • Current Fluoroscopy Permit = F00005.
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider = B00010.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Cardiopulmonary Technologist

Req ID: R332804