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Invasive Cardiac Technologist

  • Job ID: 523989223
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4 10-hour days)
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Heart Catheterization
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.13 to $37.83 / hour

Description

Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint!
 
This position will require being on-call.  No regular operating hours on the weekend, but on-call coverage required.

Sign-On Bonus Details:

$10,000 for a 2 year commitment

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 assignedMust 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.
  • Identifies and supplies service recovery to patient and families.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing and post-procedure assessment of the patient according to unit standards.
  • Assumes charge responsibility as requested.
  • Evaluates the patient's postoperative needs with relation to their continuing care needs after discharge.
  • Conducts initial patient assessment prior to admission from records and via phone to obtain patient information.
  • Based on assessment needs, formulates a plan of care that reflects patient problems and significant nursing diagnosis.
  • Notifies MD of any change in patient condition.
  • Demonstrates competency with IV insertion skills.
  • Works with other staff members to assess patients condition post-discharge.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Demonstrates competency with recovering patients who have received moderate or general sedation.

 

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.
  • ACLS required within 1 year of hire/transfer.
  • 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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct