Cardiovascular Special Procedures Technician

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Location:
Dallas, TX US
Job ID:
97035
Department:
RADIOLOGY-SPEC PROC
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Dallas

Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is seeking a Cardiovascular Special Procedures Tech in the Radiology Department.

Full Time: 40 hours per week
Monday - Friday Alternating Shifts
Call required - Rotating Weekdays and Weekends
***Must be able to respond to call within 30 minutes***

Minimum Education Requirements:
Associate degree in Applied Science or an equivalent from an accredited School of Radiology Technology or Cardiovascular Technology

Minimum Licensure / Certification Requirements:
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologist and CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist required.
Or
RCIS - Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Or RCES - Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist and
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support also required

Minimum Experience Requirements:
1 year of Special Procedures Radiology experience preferred.

Minimum Skill Requirements:

Effective communication with guests, patients, physicians, and team members. Treat guests, patients, employees, and physicians in a manner consistent with Service Excellence guidelines.

Essential Functions:

Patient Care
1. Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions
2. Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions
3. Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)
4. Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures
5. Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID
6. Obtains patient history
7. Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging
8. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment
9. Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient
10. Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines
11. Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing
1. Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam
2. Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest
3. Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations
4. Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors
5. Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique
6. Maintains attention to details
7. 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
9. Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS
10. Prints laser images from modality or PACS
11. Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities

Equipment Operation and Maintenance
1. Adjusts technical factors
2. Operates, cares for and maintains equipment
3. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories
4. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction
5. Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards
6. Stocks supplies
7. Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames
8. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards

Professional Accountability and Partnership
1. Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement
2. Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email
3. Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement
4. Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary


Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit.  Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers . The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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