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Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Catheterization Lab Radiology Technologist in Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Job ID: 118702

Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes sterile or aseptic technique to scrub in and perform vascular, interventional and surgical procedures per protocol.

  • Establishes effective working relationships and utilizes a team approach to process improvement.

  • Performs duties in instances where normal, routine practice cannot be applied, often in high stress situations.

  • Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.

  • Ensures patients safety and comfort during and after exams.

  • Sets-up or operates injector to administer contrast agents for procedures.

  • Manually injects contrast agent if no pressure injector is utilized.

  • Operates ancillary equipment adherent to specific procedures.

  • Checks and prepares patient prior to Vascular-Interventional study.

  • Screens patients for ability to undergo procedure by understanding baseline lab requirements.

  • Demonstrates understanding of primary purpose of drugs used in IR, indications, contraindications, contrast drug interactions and major effects.

  • Positions patient to obtain radiographic exposure, adjusts exposure factors and processes images.

  • Adapts imaging and therapeutic procedures with professional judgment to improve diagnostic quality and therapeutic outcome.

  • Acquires, archives, transmits and prints images via PACS.

  • Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.

  • Immediately reports malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.

  • Processes billing via RIS.

  • Records and maintains procedural data to include injection data, elapsed fluoroscopic time and procedural information.

  • Provides after hours standby call in service.

  • Monitors equipment, systems, cleans equipment and effects timely repair.

  • Teaches and instructs students and new hires.

  • Learns new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation sessions.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.

Certifications:

  • Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing. Certification in Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiography: R.T.(R)(CV)(ARRT) or Vascular-Interventional Radiology: R.T.(R)(VI)(ARRT) preferred.

  • Current state licensure (RL) required prior to employment.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Knowledge of radiologic physics and computerized vascular equipment, so as to safely inject and image human vascular anatomy.

  • Thorough knowledge of vascular anatomy and pathology sufficient to apply to interventional and diagnostic exams.

  • Must be knowledgeable of sterile technique with ability to create and maintain sterile environment.

  • Ability to function well with minimal to no supervision, especially during after hours call-in emergency service.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as radiologic technologist preferred.

  • Preference given to previous experience in high volume angiography department.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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