Nebraska Methodist College
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Radiologic Tech Specialist - Cath Lab
at Nebraska Methodist College
Job Reference #: 230376
Categories: Science/Biotech/Research, Healthcare - Lab/Hematology/Pathology, Healthcare - Radiology/Imaging
Work at :
0001 - Methodist Hospital 8303 Dodge St - Omaha NE 68114
0001 - Methodist Hospital 8303 Dodge St - Omaha NE 68114
Hours Per Week:
Starting Hourly Rate:
- Contact: Demi Burroughs
- Associate's Degree
- Purpose of Job
- Performs diagnostic imaging examinations.
- Job Requirements
- Diploma/Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.
- Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.
- Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory educational requirements
- 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.
- 1 year in a Cardiac Cath Lab or Interventional Radiology preferred.
- Current and maintained license from the Department of Public Health required for the work state.
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered or board eligible required.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Maintain current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required, within 2 months of hire.
- Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) required within 3 years of employment to maintain position in Cath/Electrophysiology (EP) Lab departments.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as providers and coworkers.
- Must have analytical skills necessary to manage exposure factors and the ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Rare (1-33%): -
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF).
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc).
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means).
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations.
- Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards.
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
- Identifies each patient by two identifiers and ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
- Provides comfort measures and engages patient to obtain optimal cooperation and positioning.
- Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.
- Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
- Performs Exams as their priority dictates.
- Provides management of department workflow with minimal assistance or as needed.
- Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy.
- Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.
- Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
- Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
- Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.
- Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.
- Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.
- Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
- Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
- Perform radiology reception duties including but not limited to: Answer phones, schedule appointments, enter orders and reminder calls as needed.
- Perform radiology medical record clerk duties as needed.
- Maintain a working knowledge of system applications.
- Consistently uses proper system applications for order modification, to document comments and exposures/repeats.
- Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
- Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.
- Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
Articulates and/or demonstrates knowledge of systems.
- Articulates knowledge of Digital Dictation System.
- Demonstrates working knowledge of PACS (picture archiving and communication system).
- Identifies and resolves image exceptions as needed.
- Provides memo comments as needed for study interpretation.
- Ensures proper patient identification on all study images to comply with department policies and procedures.
- Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care or assist others as needed.
- Shows knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
- Report issues/concerns to supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
- Provides and monitors â€œon the job trainingâ€? per Methodist College Standards.
- Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
- Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
- Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
- Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the â€œAge Specific Criteriaâ€?.
- Successfully completes annual Age Specific Competency Quiz.
Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner (Professional Models of Care). Revises and individualizes care to address the patient's needs for optimum patient care outcomes (Consultation and Resources).
- Identifies and follows protocols and standards of care for unit including Infection Control, food and drinks in lab and cell phones in procedure room.
- Collaborate with physicians and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
- Provides teaching specific to the patient's health care problem.
- Builds and uses knowledge based on current standards and research literature (RCIS).
- Conducts TIME OUTS according to policy.
Evaluates patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
- Monitors outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
- Evaluates the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to medical interventions.
- Continually monitors the patient and/or significant other(s) ability to manage care needs after dismissal from Cardiac Cath Lab (helps transfer patient and report on groin site).
- Recognizes and addresses patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety. (Autonomy, Professional Development)
- Able to competently perform technical skills independently (understands and can reboot system).
- Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame (provides undivided attention during representative in-services).
- Maintains competence in area of experience.
Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Image of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development)
- Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level (works side by side with peer coverage and core).
- Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family (willing to work any area requested).
- Takes pride in the lab by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.
- Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
- Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decision making affecting area/unit or organization.
- Fiscally accountable, acts professionally responsible for human and other resources.
Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital employees (i.e., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns.) (Quality of Care)
- Completes appropriate report form for any risk (e.g., incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
- Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
Reviews, delegates and evaluates plans for appropriate utilization of staff at all levels of practice in accordance with the provision of the hospital and the Professional Standards of Practice.
- Works within the scope of practice.
- Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome).
- Right person (assess competency by: certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill).
- Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete).
- Right feedback: the Reciprocal Process (ask teammates' input first, recognize effort, get teammates' solution to problem, check off points).
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Characteristics of a 5 Star Employee - Peer Review
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Resource Identification and Utilization
- Demonstrates and/or responsible for practice standards that reflect best practice.
- Considered to be a resource by peers.
- Responsible for delivery of clinical quality and regulatory standards of care.
- Responsible need for, and identifies appropriate community resources to achieve patient outcomes.
- Demonstrates effective problem-solving and ability to improve efficiency of work.
- Makes decisions based on evidence-based practice or research.