Texas Health Resources Cardiovascular Special Procedures Technician in Arlington, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Monday-Friday, 6:30 am - 4:30 pm (4 days of 10 hours shifts) plus call

Education Required:

Associate's Degree Applied Science

Or

Completion of accredited program in radiologic or

cardiovascular technology

Experience Required:

1 year of experience is preferred

Licenses/Certifications:

ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Upon Hire and CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist Upon Hire

Or

RCIS - Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Upon Hire

Or

RCES - Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist Upon Hire

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire

Job Duties/Essential Functions:

Patient Care

  1. Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions

  2. Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions

  3. Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)

  4. Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures

  5. Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID

  6. Obtains patient history

  7. Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging

  8. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment

  9. Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient

  10. Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines

  11. Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing

  1. Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam

  2. Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest

  3. Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations

  4. Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors

  5. Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique

  6. Maintains attention to details

  7. Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeat procedures

as needed 8. Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS

  1. Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS

  2. Prints laser images from modality or PACS

  3. Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

  1. Adjusts technical factors

  2. Operates, cares for and maintains equipment

  3. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories

  4. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction

  5. Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards

  6. Stocks supplies

  7. Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames

  8. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards

Professional Accountability and Partnership

  1. Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement

  2. Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email

  3. Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement

  4. Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary

  5. Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor

Entity Information:

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital is a separately licensed hospital located on the campus of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. We are a 47 bed facility including a 20 bed Cardiovascular ICU and a 27 bed cardiac telemetry unit. Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital is accredited for Chest Pain through The Joint Commission. We have achieved AHA’s Gold Plus award for two years in a row plus recognition from The Joint Commission as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures. We specialize in CABG and Valve surgeries, thoracotomies, general cardiac including heart failure, cardiomyopathies, AMI, TAVR, post heart catheterization including angioplasty, stenting and electrophysiology studies.

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