Billings Clinic Cardiovascular Radiology Technologist in Billings, Montana
May be eligible for a $20,000 sign-on incentiveMay be eligible for relocation assistanceWith minimal supervision, assists with all cath lab procedures including diagnostic and interventional caths and electrophysiology procedures. Able to meet all performance standards in scrub, panel and circulating positions. Responsible for patient and family education and support. Responsible for all aspects of quality angiographic imaging and film processing, and functions as a department resource in this area.Essential Job Functions• Scrub: Scrub assistant to the physician. Sets up and maintains the sterile field as well as arterial and venous lines. Positions patient while under the radiation beam to visualize cardiac anatomy, assists in catheter/wire manipulation, injects coronary arteries for the visualization of cardiac anatomy.• Circulator: Monitors the patient condition and response to treatment pre, during and post procedure. Maintains proper documentation on cardiac cath lab assessment forms. Circulators need to have a basic knowledge of medications patients are receiving in the cath lab. Provides procedural education for patients and family. Safely transports patients to and from the cath lab. Verifies proper patient preparation pre-procedure. Gives and receives patient reports to the nursing units. Performs arterial/venous sheath removal. Able to operate and troubleshoot cath lab procedural equipment.• Panel: Monitors patients throughout diagnostic and interventional proce dures. Responsible for identifying changes in patient's rhythm and hemodynamic status. Responsible for accurate and thorough data collection, measurement and calculations. Performs angiographic analysis. Operates x-ray equipment, balancing quality imaging with radiation safety. Able to function independently with hemodynamic monitoring equipment which includes operations, troubleshooting and calibration. Completes patient charges. Functions as the primary person to communicate with nursing units, OR and patient's families as needed. Responsible for documentation of any equipment problems during the procedure and contacting appropriate repair service.• Operates, monitors, evaluates and troubleshoots angiographic imaging and processing equipment. Appropriately notifies and documents service needs and provides follow-up. Serves as a technical resource to the department for radiographic equipment. Responsible for the orientation and training of staff members to radiographic eq uipment and radiation safety including annual training and documentation. Maintains all aspects of the department angiographic imaging program. Responsible for radiation safety apparel and radiation badges. Provides appropriate monthly and annual service reports to the hospital radiation physicist. Ensures radiological services provided are in compliance with standards established by the institution, state, local and federal agencies.• Informs management of any unusual concerns, situations or conditions relative to staff, patients and physicians.• Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains working knowledge of all products/procedures related to diagnostic and interventional caths and electrophysiology procedures. Keeps current on radiographic technology that may improve the quality of care in the department.• Maintains competency in all organizational, depar tmental and outside agency safety standards relevant to job performance. Participates as an active member of the department radiation safety/darkroom committee that requires 100% attendance.• Communicates regularly with other staff regarding changes in the work flow schedule or physician protocol.• Assists in identifying products needed (out of stock or new items) and helps restock and clean rooms.