Reports to the Director, Cardiovascular Diagnostics or Director, Vascular Services. Assists physicians in the diagnosis of cardiac, vascular and/or electro-physiological diseases by radiographic imaging of the patient’s heart and/or vascular system during peripheral vascular, coronary arteriograms, cardiac catheterizations and/or electrophysiological studies. As a part of the patient care team, performs scrub procedures, monitors patient hemodynamics during procedures, assists in providing CPR during emergency situations and takes protective measures to safeguard patients and other team members against excessive radiation exposure.
Qualifications: Education & Experience:
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an AMA-approved Radiologic Technologist program (equivalent to two years of technical school).
Current registration as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), with licensure by the state of Indiana to operate an x-ray machine - - and/or registry through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) - - is required.
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is required and must be maintained.
Knowledge & Skills:
Requires the ability to successfully complete the department’s orientation phase.
The Cardiac Cath Lab requires a hospital-provided EKG course and Introduction to IABP (Intra Aortic Balloon Pump) course within one year of a team member’s hire date.
Requires thorough knowledge of cardiac and/or vascular procedures and respective radiographic operations.
Demonstrates the analytical skills necessary to monitor test procedures and results in order to detect equipment malfunctions and improper techniques.
Demonstrates the interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) necessary to interact effectively with various Hospital staff, physicians, patients and their family and visitors.
Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships based on mutual respect.