Cardiovascular Technologist / Radiologic Technologist - Cath Lab - New Graduates
Gretna, LA 
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Posted 13 days ago
Job Description
This job assumes responsibility for the operation of the catheterization laboratory. Operates diagnostic fluoroscopy equipment, monitors patient vitals, performs routine calculations, and assists the physician upon request. Prepares the procedure rooms, equipment, and patient for the procedure. Also assumes responsibility for the transmission and the verification of transmission of digital angiography procedures on the network database.

*Sign On Bonus Available*

Education

Required - Associate degree in health sciences or related field

Preferred - Bachelor's degree in biology, anatomy, physiology, or related field

*Registered Radiologic Technologist or Registered Cardiovascular Technologist in the state of practice AND registration from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) will be accepted in lieu of education requirements

Work Experience

Required -none

Preferred - 2 years of experience as an allied health professional

Certifications

Required -Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) within 6 months of hire

Preferred -Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist (RCIS) certification

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.

  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Detail-oriented; experience performing complex tasks which may be hazardous to the patient's welfare and skills to detect equipment malfunctions.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with a diverse group of internal/external visitors in a highly stressful atmosphere.

  • An interest and curiosity to learn new procedures.

  • Knowledge of Heart and Vascular catheterization.

Job Duties

  • Operates monitoring and recording devices under physician direction to obtain necessary medical data and ensure patient safety.

  • Operates Radiographic fluoroscopy equipment to obtain diagnostic images of coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.

  • Orders equipment in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

  • Turns on all the radiographic equipment in the AM.

  • Assists nurse in checking patient in.

  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to move throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to work flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.


The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.


Ochsner is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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