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Invasive Cardiac Technologist

Description

Whether you're looking for a collaborative team setting, a career path that can lead to leadership, an excellent work-life balance, or experience with an industry leader, our Invasive Cardiac Technologist opportunity offers many ways for you to get involved! 

   

UPMC McKeesport is hiring a full time Invasive Cardiac Tech to support our Cardiac Cath department! This role will work daylight hours Monday thru Friday, with on-call evening, weekends and holidays! 

 

Purpose:


Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all images within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through the PACS, and are properly networked to appropriate electronic record for archival and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the procedures performed.  Maintains continuing education and competency requirements for position
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. Documents patient history in electronic record as required
  • Maintains point of care testing standards, including daily quality control, for devices used for procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation
  • Demonstrate proper positioning and appropriate radiographic techniques for all diagnostic and interventional procedures. Exhibits a clear understanding of correct patient preparation, equipment operations and patient monitoring systems
  • Demonstrates competency in functioning in the first assist position
  • Fosters an environment that supports aseptic technique during procedures and patient safety with the incorporation of a time-out process
  • Administers contrast under the direction of the procedure physician
  • Support other departments as directed or assigned.  Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the operation of both equipment and supplies.  Some responsibilities may not be applicable due to specific job locations
  • Provides stand by call coverage, as scheduled, in accordance with system-wide stand by call procedure/policy
  • Practices with attentiveness to radiation safety for the patient as well as others in the procedure room including appropriate use of lead shielding and monitoring devices. Assures documentation of patient radiation exposure in electronic record.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology (RT-R) or Invasive Cardiovascular Specialist (RCIS).

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ARRT Certificate OR Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist OR Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Echocardiograph and Ultrasound 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Act 34 
  • OAPSA 

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