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Invasive Cardiac Technologist

  • Job ID: 800256166
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Heart Catheterization
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.13 to $37.83 / hour

Description

UPMC Shadyside is hiring a full-time Invasive Cardiac Technologist to join the Cath Lab team!  This position will be working daylight hours with weekend and holiday call responsibilities.

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today to find out where your career can take you! 

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 a 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

  • Demonstrates 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

  • Supports other departments as directed or assignedMust demonstrate a basic knowledge of the operation of both equipment and supplies

  • 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 certified as a Radiologic Technologist or RCIS as a Cardiovascular Specialist is required.
  • CPR certification is required.
  • ACLS certification is desired upon hire.
  • Successful completion of ACLS certification required within orientation period.
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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