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Cardiovascular Tech

Category:

Radiology

Department:

Radiology

Status:

Full Time

Schedule:

Days

Description:

Minimum Entry Level Qualifications:

  1. RDCS or RCS credential preferred. RVT registry optional.
  2. At least one year of previous related experience preferred.
  3. Certification in basic CPR.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Imaging Services Director and Radiologist, the technologist will provide services embracing the MVL and Core Values. General duties include preparing equipment, explaining exam to patients, prepping and positioning patients for an ultrasound exam. Performs diagnostic imaging procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease, injuries, pain management, imaging guidance not requiring constant technical supervision. Operates ultrasound equipment and performs a variety of technical diagnostic procedures which encompass the specialty area of Echocardiography. Must be able to perform 2D/Doppler echocardiograms, Pharmacological and exercise stress echocardiograms and assist with Transesophageal echocardiograms.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Ability to work as a team member.
  2. Attention to detail.
  3. Properly identifies patients with two patient identifiers (Name & DOB). Maintains HIPPA compliance.
  4. Exhibiting a high degree of sensitivity, courtesy, and poise, explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtains patient cooperation, while using AIDET.
  5. Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify and record appropriate anatomical, pathological and diagnostic images.
  6. Use and operate complex ultrasound equipment. Selects appropriate equipment and transducer frequency/size for proper examination. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards.
  7. Recognize the significance of all structures visualized on the monitor and is able to differentiate normal from abnormal and recognize artifacts. Understands situations when seeking advice is needed.
  8. Follows protocols and is able to deviate from normal techniques when clinically necessary.
  9. Prepares a summary of technical findings and reviews such findings with technical director/supervisor and/or interpreting physician.
  10. Maintains imaging equipment, procedure rooms stocked and clean ready for use.
  11. Performs routine quality control measures and maintenance, diagnoses malfunctions, and arranges for repairs as needed.
  12. Operates mobile sonographic equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.
  13. Processes images and reviews for proper identification and quality control. Prepares images for reading by radiologist or requesting physician.
  14. Completes forms and maintains records, logs, and reports of work performed.
  15. Orients new staff and trains students.
  16. Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into RL Solutions (Incident & Feedback Reporting System) to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety.
  17. Performs routine duties in an independent manner with minimal direct supervision and knows when to refer problems to Director.
  18. Maintains and demonstrates thorough understanding and clinical competency for all exams and equipment of multiple modalities, to include preparing and administering contrast agents i.e. bubbles to patients as directed and authorized by the Cardiologist.
  19. Demonstrates ability to accurately provide quality examinations in a timely manner.
  20. Is able to handle high volume, high stress situations.
  21. Has exceptional critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.
  22. Provides patient care services using general and specialized imaging modalities under the direction of a physician but not requiring constant technical supervision.
  23. Serves as a mentor and resource to less experienced staff/students.
  24. Performs within the scope of other modalities once competency is fulfilled.
  25. Completes other tasks and activities as assigned.
  26. Performs other related duties as necessary.
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