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UnityPoint Health Radiographer-Cardiovascular/Electrophysiology Lab in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY

The Radiographer-CVL delivers specialized care and treatment to patients undergoing any type of cardiovascular procedures. The staff is on-call for off-shifts and weekends. The Radiographer-CVL (RTR) is responsible, under the direction of the Manager, to provide quality care to the patient undergoing procedures in the Cath Lab or Vascular Interventional Lab.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Is aware of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally-funded health care programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.

  • Ability to function the Cardiac Cath Lab or Interventional Vascular Lab as the need arises.

  • Administers contrast agents according to procedure guidelines, and states correct flow rates utilizing power injector.

  • Maintains compliance and is responsible for executing and monitoring technical practices in order to meet necessary standards, recommendations and requirements of voluntary and government agencies (i.e., IDPH, ACR, and JCAHO).

  • Understands and adheres to all safety practices (ALARA) while performing duties to minimize any risk of injury and/or exposure to unnecessary ionizing radiation.

  • Promotes the development, preparation, implementation and attainment of departmental goals, policies and projects.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of computer programs as assigned by department.

  • Communicates with the department supervisors as necessary when problems or unusual circumstances arise and documents as necessary.

  • Prioritizes work appropriately and assists others as time and workload allows.

  • Attends inservices, BCLS, ACLS, on-the-job training and continuing education programs to meet developmental needs and keep abreast of new technologies. Documents at least 24 hours of continuing education in two years with one hour in radiation safety per year.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Able to take call based on “on-call” policy.

  • EKG rhythm interpretation skills.

  • Ability to perform in emergency or Code Blue roles. Maintains ACLS certification

  • Maintains ability to perform in an assertive yet supportive manner when functioning with physicians in the procedural setting.

  • Maintains knowledge of patient equipment and therapeutic modalities utilized in the Cath Lab or Vascular Interventional Lab.

  • Medications:

  • Maintains knowledge of medications used in the Cath Lab or Vascular Interventional Lab.

  • May assist in transporting medications that are not controlled substances.

  • May co-sign wastage of controlled substances in Pyxis.

  • May handle and assist in passing off medications to nurses or physicians in an emergency situation.

  • May draw up and hand off medications to physicians at the sterile field of a procedure.

  • Participates in education, community activities and performance improvement projects.

  • Oversees maintenance and provides troubleshooting of equipment.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

A. Education

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology and ARRT certified or eligible.

  • Must have current permit issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

B. Qualifications/Experience

  • ACLS/BCLS certification.

  • Previous cardiovascular lab experience of nine months to one year required.

C. Special Skills/Knowledge: Skilled in technical and instrumentation of specialized equipment.

Requisition ID: 2019-65672

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

Name: Electrophysiology

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday through Friday- 0700 to 1630

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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