Cardiovascular Technologist II

CHI Health Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

  • New Increased Wages!*
  • $5,000 Sign on bonus!*

CHI St. Vincent, a regional health network serving Arkansas, is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4,500 coworkers, 1,000 medical staff, and 500 volunteers, we consistently receive praise for care advancements.
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
We are immediately hiring Cardiovascular Technologist to join our experienced team of tenured practitioners. Our Cardiovascular Technologist works in a cardiac Cath lab and performs very complex procedures, including stent implants, cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators and other tests to diagnose heart disease. They take emergency calls and participate in saving the lives of those who are having a heart attack.

CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employee well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.

  • We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:*

  • Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care, pet care, senior caregivers, housekeepers & more.

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Programs

  • Responsibilities*
    Expectations

  • Provide healthcare services applying x-ray energy to assist in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

  • Adheres to and supports with department radiation safety policies.

  • Assists physicians in performing diagnostic angiography and interventional procedures.

  • Responsible for maintaining sterile field and accurately monitoring and reporting patients' hemodynamic status throughout the procedure.

  • Supports Room Coordinator in various roles related to inventory management, process improvement, accurate patient billing, and continuous quality improvement.

  • Supports additional organizational training needs related to patient safety and process efficiency. Other task as assigned

  • Qualifications*
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Registered Radiology tech RT(R) with ARRT or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) with CCI

  • 2 years Cath Lab experience *Preferred *but not required

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