Under general supervision, makes preparation, operates equipment and assists physicians in performing cardiac catheterizations and other special procedures; performs hemodynamic monitoring and other duties as assigned. Performs radiographic procedures of a highly specialized nature to demonstrate vascular patency in a variety of anatomical parts. Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one, and to put forth the utmost quality as a Cardiovascular Technologist. Performs examinations on patients of various ages from adult to geriatric.
Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. Ensures proper identification and collimation, using appropriate markers, develops film as required.
May assist in the use of a variety of equipment or procedure not routinely taught.
Handles equipment in a responsible, professional manner.
Transfers and properly position patients for examinations in order to obtain desired radiographic results according to physician specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
Assists physician during procedures, working with specialized equipment. Assists physicians in performance of examinations by programming injectors, administering opaque media, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures.
Demonstrates Customer Service principles and behaviors appropriately.
Receives verbal orders for examination from a responsible practitioner in keeping with their state license.
Adheres to prescribed standards for Radiation Safety. Participates in Quality Improvement and Safety Programs.
Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include; pulling jackets, inputting/editing exams, and completion of requisition prior to setting films to be read.
Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education as provided by the department or seminars available for the various specialties, cross training in specialized areas.
Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
High school graduate required
Associate Degree in Cardiovascular Technology
State of Florida license required
ACLS and BLS required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to deviate from normal techniques when necessary and to develop new and better techniques to keep the department up to date
Ability to determine exposure factors to achieve optimum images with a minimum exposure to patients
Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment with patients during radiographic procedures
Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired radiographic image
Ability to help patients from bed or stretchers utilizing proper body mechanics. Have to stand for long periods of time