Organization: Adventist Health Bakersfield
Primary Location: United States-California-Bakersfield
Job Posting: Jun 18, 2018, 8:01:59 PM
Shift: Day Shift
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.
Adventist Health Bakersfield is comprehensive health care organization serving the city of Bakersfield and outlying communities of Kern County through a 254-bed acute care hospital, The AIS Cancer Center, three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health Physicians Network. Our deep roots in Kern County reflect more than a century’s worth of providing exceptional, faith-based health care services. Consistently ranked as the region’s Most Preferred Hospital, Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been named a Distinguished Hospital by Healthgrades for three years in a row, putting it in the top 5 percent in the nation for quality and excellence. With its central location and access to some of the most affordable housing on the west coast, it’s no surprise that Adventist Health Bakersfield is helping to pave the way for community growth.
We're looking for someone to join our team as a Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist (PD) who:
Aids physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, and blood vessel disorders by conducting invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Operates x-ray and physiological equipment. Assists with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Maintains equipment and records test results.
- Assists physicians with procedures. Operates all special procedure equipment and can select and modify technical factors as needed. Acts as a resource for specialized or complicated procedures; consistently applies knowledge from complex situations to improve practice, and shares improvements with team members.
- Monitors, records and evaluates patient vital signs throughout procedures. Provides protection to patients in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards; uses collimation, patient radiation protection, and immobilization. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures; regularly practices aseptic techniques; strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures.
- Operates, records and maintains physiologic equipment, in accordance with established clinical cardiovascular procedures. Responsible for all cardiac cath equipment, such as C-Arm, angiographic injectors, and associated patient monitoring equipment; reports any malfunctions and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; demonstrates the ability to perform simple troubleshooting and repair.
- Assists the Cardiologist and/or Radiologist or physician during special procedures and in the administration of opaque media via catheter or direct injection; assists during examination relative to the catheterization, filming, and monitoring of the patient.
- Completes appropriate forms at the start and end of any special procedures, including special procedures record sheet and Radiology requisition. Charges are appropriately recorded. Performs general office duties as requested. Keeps area stocked at all times; cleans and disinfects equipment after each patient use; daily cleans special procedures room.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Required
- Master's Degree: Preferred
- One years catheterization experience: Preferred
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification: Required
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) licensure in state of practice: Required
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required