Tufts Medicine Cardiac Cath. Sp. Proced.-First Asst. (U) (Cvt) in Melrose, Massachusetts
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Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Properly set up of the procedure room.
Operates specialized angiography equipment for technique selection for processing digital images.
Employs special imaging techniques to enhance the diagnostic quality of the radiographic image
Operates specialized injectors for intravascular administration of contrast media.
Assists Invasive/Interventional Cardiologist and or Interventional Radiologist and or Vascular Surgeon as scrub technologist during Cardiac Catheterization, Primary Angioplasty, Pacemakers and Peripheral Vascular Procedures.
Under the direction of the Interventional Cardiologist and or Interventional Radiologist and or Vascular Surgeon positions table, assists with access to the artery, holds wires, assists with stent placement.
Under the direction of the Interventional Cardiologist and or Interventional Radiologist and or Vascular Surgeon assists with the Angiojet.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Works collaboratively with peers, physicians and other disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care.
Completes the procedure in an effective and efficient manner.
Completes administrative portion of procedure: tech edit/ GE PACS or AGFA Heartlab PACS, labeling of CD, making of 2nd CD per case.
Complies with safety, infection control and environmental control policies and procedures for the department
Completes yearly competency for the department.
.Attends educational opportunities when offered that are related to procedures/diagnosis specific to CCL and interventional radiology patient population.
Attends monthly staff meetings.
Under the supervision and guidance of a registered nurse, may act as a recorder on the Hemodynamic physiologic monitoring system during a cardiac catheterization procedure.
Supports the Heartlab PACS System as a superuser. · Ensures PAC system is working on a daily basis. · Works closely with IS and other external customers to support secure integration of clinical performance. · Works closely with PACS Manager and other superusers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
EDUCATION: Successful completion of an approved Radiologic Technology program, with additional training in Cardiovascular Technology a plus. BLS and ACLS provider.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years experience in a Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Lab and or Special Procedure Lab.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Competent to operate all equipment in the department. Must be able to transport patients from wheelchair or patient slide board to and from table. Able to assist in lifting of patients to proper position.
Physical Environment: Frequent standing in lead apron, lead vest; occasional sitting, walking and lifting of 30-35 lbs.
Manual Dexterity: Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation to operate computer keyboard and lifting and transport of patients.
Audible/Visual Demands: Hearing and visual acuity sufficient to perform examinations; observe patients, read monitors and document; hear audible equipment alarms.
Scope of Position Responsibilities
For Supervision: Not Applicable.
Relationships: Is a team player, interacts well with staff members, other departments and physicians. Flexibility with schedule and call. Exhibits good judgment and a calm demeanor in all situations, especially during periods of stress and confusion.
Limits to Authority: Problems lacking clear precedent are usually reviewed with manager prior to taking action.
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