Special Procedures Tech II
JOB TITLE: SPECIAL PROCEDURES TECHNOLOGIST (CARDICA CATH LAB)-CARDIOLOGY INVASIVE (13 weeks contract)
- Low Cost parking
- Up to 20% employee discount-Gift shop, onsite Café and Cafeteria
Promotes quality patient care through the performance of diagnostic and interventional radiography utilizing appropriate technique, established protocols, physician direction and age specific guidelines. Acts in an advisory capacity to the Cardiologist on proper projection and techniques needed to provide optimum results. Maintains a thorough knowledge of contrast agents, angiography equipment, supplies, radiation safety and quality assurance guidelines and applies such knowledge in day to day performance of their duties. Demonstrates friendliness, helpfulness, and concern with patients and visitors. Provides service to physicians in a helpful and timely manner. Maintains a cooperative relationship with co-workers and other hospital employees according to the values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
St. Joseph Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and
- Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
- A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.
You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
2. Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
3. Promotes a culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment utilizing Time Out procedure.
4. Warms up equipment according to techniques set up by Manufacturer to ensure proper functioning of equipment prior to the start of each day’s cases.
5. Establishes radiographic techniques and delivers radiation needed to produce quality radiographs with adjustments made as indicated.
6. Produces CD of images obtained during procedures and accurately labels each one.
7. Participates in equipment maintenance programs instituting repairs as needed and keeps all records related to P.M. programs and maintenance repairs.
8. Maintains X-Ray supply inventory.
9. Assists with preparation of patient prior to procedure.
10. Monitors radiation safety of staff and patients. Regularly inspects lead aprons and notifies Director when repairs and/or replacements are needed.
11. Provides on-call coverage for after hour procedures, including STEMI call. Must report to hospital within 30-45 minutes.
12. Supportive of the compliance program set forth by IASIS and demonstrated by:
- Upholds the Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance.
- Adheres to and helps to enforce all compliance policies relevant to his/her area.
- Assures timely compliance education as requested by the Regional Compliance & Safety Officer and/or through corporate initiatives.
13. Sets an example to all staff in their daily activities.
Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.
Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies on Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
Serves as a change agent, assisting staff in understanding the importance, necessity, impact, and process of change.
Collaborates with inter and intra-professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.
Maintains visibility and open communication within the facility.
Completes annual education requirements.
Promotes a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices.
Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm.
Advocates for patient rights while supporting regulatory standards.
Makes appropriate and timely decisions, considering patient safety and facility needs.
Monitors and trends Performance Improvement activities and makes suggestions for improvements as needed. Appropriately involves the nursing staff in this process. Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices.
Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care.
Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful.
Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information to effectively participate in care and decision making.
Encourage and support patients and families in participating in care and decision making at the level they choose.
Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional education, as well as delivery of care.
Provides essential leadership for advancing the practice of the patient- and family-centered care.
Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention.
Other duties as assigned.
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments. Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.
Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.
Maintains staffing within productivity standards and investigates variances and reports findings in a timely fashion.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Current ARRT/RCIS License/ 1-5 years on the job training
Current American Heart Association Basic Life (BLS) certification required.
Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.
Certification required as defined by the certification policy.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Working knowledge of all radiographic equipment used in the Cath Lab.
- Good communication skills
- Computer documentation knowledge
- For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.
High School Diploma required with successive completion of studies at an accredited School of Radiology with Registry obtained or on the Job training for over 3 years.
Bi or Multilingual.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED