Registered Cath Lab Technologist (RTR)

Huntsville Memorial Hospital - Huntsville, TX3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $69,000 a year
EducationSkills
Associate's Degree
AHA - ACLS
AHA - BLS
ARRT (M)
MRT
2 - 3 years experience required
POSITION SUMMARY

The position encompasses receiving of patients and coordinating with the manager/ physician offices, assist with the ACC database management, compile reports requested by Director or Manager of Heart and Vascular Center, provide input to develop Heart and Vascular Center dashboard, provide input for quality and safety of HVC patients, function as "core" staff to perform procedures, help manage inventory of supplies, assist manager with reconciliation of charges/billing. The HVC Tech will assist in establishing departmental goals and objectives that ensure high quality, cost-effective patient care, while working collaboratively to integrate the goals of the HVC with Huntsville Memorial Hospital. The philosophy of continuous quality improvement (CQI) is integrated by the HVC Tech into all ongoing operations and activities of the department.

The Registered Cath Lab Techologist (RTR) functions as a member of the heart and vascular team. Employee will be responsible for knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psychological, educational, safety and related criteria for the adolescent, adult and geriatric population.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

License/Registration/Certification:
ARRT-American Registry of Radiologic Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) through the Texas Medical Board
Current BLS course completion certificate required at time of hire.
Current ACLS course completion certificate required at time of hire.

Minimum Education and Training:
Associates degree of Applied Sciences in Medical Radiologic Technology

Minimum Work Experience:
One (1) years recent clinical experience in area of Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Interventions or Radiology, RRT, expertise.

Skills:
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Clinically competent in areas of responsibility.
Radiation Safety Awareness (ALARA)
JOB DUTIES - LEADERSHIP & CLINICAL: (% OF TIME = 70%)

Supports the philosophy of HMH by facilitating cooperation among hospital staff in a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving.
Accepts responsibility for job performance daily by adhering to hospital/department policies/procedures.
Upholds established Standards of Practice, Standards of Care, philosophy, and goals of the department and organization.
Serves as a role model to other staff by demonstrating a positive attitude and holistic approach to patient care.
Adheres to dress code, arrives to work on time, and initiates work in a timely manner.
Consistently provides outstanding service to all patients, physicians, fellow employees, and guests.
Displays initiative to see processes through to completion and offers assistance to others when needed.
Maintains awareness of own limitations and seeks guidance from appropriate personnel as needed.
Prioritizes work activities based on demands for service with schedule, staffing and call.
Remains alert to the detection of errors in own work and the work of others with appropriate corrective actions initiated and reports to Supervisor appropriately.
Demonstrates an understanding of patient rights, including those pertaining to confidentiality, informed decision-making and privacy.
Is aware of resources available for ethical concerns and makes appropriate referrals.
Practices cost-efficiently.
Performs technical skills proficiently in accordance with established standards, as evidenced by ongoing validation processes.
Utilizes specialized knowledge and skill to perform job requirements.
Assists with the development of service specific policies and procedures to ensure smooth operations.
Develops unit specific policies and procedures to ensure smooth operation.
Assist Supervisor to assure adequate staffing levels for shift.
Assist in development and implementation of programs for the recruitment and retention of qualified, competent staff.
Identifies issues and trends within Heart and Vascular Services and participates in and develops strategic planning as it involves his/her unit.
Continually re-evaluates the patient care system to ensure high quality care delivery.
Anticipates and takes proper action in emergency situations.
Demonstrates flexibility and adapts to changes caused by emergencies, schedule or staffing adjustments, procedural changes, or patient care needs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Lifting & Carrying - May be expected to lift 50 - 150 lb with assistance throughout shift.
Pushing & Pulling - May be expected to push or pull 150 - 300 lb with assistance on occasion
Standing & Walking - Will likely be on his/her feet the majority of the shift to perform the essential functions of this job. Employee's activities will be conducted over linoleum and carpeted floor.
Bending & Stooping - May be expected to bend and stoop frequently
Body Mechanics - Will be expected to use proper body mechanics at all times.
Hand Use - Manual dexterity is essential to perform designated duties. Both fine and gross motor skills are required. Working speed may be crucial.
Visual Acuity - Acuity near and far is used in all duties. Color vision is necessary in distinguishing colors in all duties.
Talking/Hearing - Used constantly in all duties in person, phone and in groups. Must be able to hear high and low pitch tones
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Blood-borne Pathogens: Will be regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases and body substances.