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Radiologic Tech Specialist - Cath Lab

at Nebraska Methodist College

Posted: 5/27/2019
Job Reference #: 230376

Job Description

Req Number:

Methodist Hospital

Located at:
Omaha, NE

Work at :
0001 - Methodist Hospital 8303 Dodge St - Omaha NE 68114

Cath Lab

Full Time

Day Shift


Hours Per Week:

Starting Hourly Rate:

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Demi Burroughs

Job Details:
  • Associate's Degree
    • Purpose of Job
      • Performs diagnostic imaging examinations.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • 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

      • Experience
        • 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.
        • 1 year in a Cardiac Cath Lab or Interventional Radiology preferred.

      • License/Certifications
        • 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.

      • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
        • 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.

      • Physical Activity
        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
          • Climbing
          • Crawling
          • Kneeling
        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
          • Balancing
          • Carrying
          • Crouching
          • Distinguish colors
          • Fingering/Touching
          • Grasping
          • Keyboarding/typing
          • Lifting
          • Pulling/Pushing
          • Repetitive Motions
          • Sitting
          • Stooping/bending
          • Twisting
        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
          • Hearing
          • Reaching
          • Seeing/Visual
          • Speaking/talking
          • Standing
          • Walking

      • Job Hazards
        • 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).
          • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
          • 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

        • Exam Performance/Quality
          • 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.

        • Workflow Management
          • 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.

        • RIS/Cerner
          • 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.

        • Department Policy/Procedures
          • 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.

        • Clinical Enrichment
          • Provides and monitors “on 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.

        • Confidentiality
          • 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 “Age 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.