CV Rad Technologist II, Cardiovascular

Mercy Medical Center

External applicants earn up to a $15,000.00 Sign on Bonus!
 
This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing all required procedures in the cardiovascular department, operating specialized equipment including but not limited to the x-ray equipment within the cardiac catheterization laboratory and computer systems.  Functions as the expert in all areas and works as a resource for patients, staff and providers.
 
Job Duties
  • Operates all radiographic equipment utilizing the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle, maintaining a safe radiological environment.
  • Prepares and operates other equipment related to cardiac catheterization & angiography; i.e., ISTAT machine, AVOXimeter, Hemochron, etc.
  • Maintains radiographic equipment and x-ray rooms in proper working condition, reporting malfunctions and necessary repairs to supervisory personnel.
  • Provides direct patient care ensuring the quality and continuity of patient care.
  • Contributes to the efficient and fiscally responsible operation of the department.
  • Functions as a member of the team, including hemodynamic monitoring and assisting with physicians during procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate supply inventory for the department, notifies appropriate person when stock is low.
  • Enters patient charges and reviews for accuracy if assigned.
  • Participates in on-call schedule, which includes taking primary call phone.
  • Schedule cases as needed.
  • Pulls venous and arterial lines.
  • Assists with orientation and preceptorship for new personnel.

Department Specific Duties
  • EP Specific:

  • Provides retraction of tissue and organs for optimal visualization with regard to tissue type, appropriate retraction instrument and/or technique.
  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with hemostasis.
  • Utilizes appropriate techniques to assist with closure of body planes as directed by the surgeon (sutures, staples, etc.).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must meet CV Rad Tech Level I criteria.
  • Basic knowledge of cardiac catheterization/cardiovascular procedures and equipment is required.
  • Competent with information and computer systems.
  • Must obtain and maintain sedation and EKG competency annually.
  • Must take Medication Administration test at time of hire/transfer.
  • Must be competent in the job roles of Drive, Scribe and Monitor.
  • Has completed a peer education topic with CV staff.
  • Able to provide two peer/physician letters of recommendation.
Professional Experience
  • Two years' of Cath/IR/EP lab experience required, or one or more certifications in Cath Lab/Interventional Radiology/Electrophysiology/Vascular modalities required.  Verification of certification must be presented to Manager and kept on file in the department.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Iowa Permit to Practice required.  American Registry of Radiologic Technology required, certification as Cardiovascular Technologist preferred.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS), certification in accordance with American Heart Association required.
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification in accordance with American Heart Association required or obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse and Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
 

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Cardiovascular
Schedule: Full Time, Day, M-F with call

Job ID: 81047

Posted 18 days ago

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