Mercy Cedar Rapids
This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing all required procedures in the cardiovascular department, operating specialized equipment including but not limited to the x-ray equipment within the cardiac catheterization laboratory and computer systems.
Job/Position Specific Duties
Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Operates all radiographic equipment utilizing the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle, maintaining a safe radiological environment.
Prepares and operates other equipment related to cardiac catheterization & angiography; i.e., ISTAT machine, AVOXimeter, Hemochron, etc.
Maintains radiographic equipment and x-ray rooms in proper working condition, reporting malfunctions and necessary repairs to supervisory personnel.
Provides direct patient care ensuring the quality and continuity of patient care.
Contributes to the efficient and fiscally responsible operation of the department.
Functions as a member of the team, including hemodynamic monitoring and assisting with physicians during procedures.
Assists in maintaining adequate supply inventory for the department, notifies appropriate person when stock is low.
Enters patient charges and reviews for accuracy if assigned.
Participates in on-call schedule, working as needed after normal operating hours.
Schedules cases as needed
Pulls venous and arterial lines
Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Basic knowledge of cardiac catheterization/cardiovascular procedures and equipment is desirable.
Competent with information and computer systems.
Must obtain and maintain sedation and EKG competency annually.
Must take Medication Administration test at time of hire/transfer.
Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred
Experience in cardiovascular or interventional radiology preferred.
One year experience in diagnostic imaging preferred
Education-Required vs. Preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
Iowa Permit to Practice required. American Registry of Radiologic Technology required, certification as Cardiovascular Technologist preferred.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification in accordance with American Heart Association required
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or obtain within 6 months of hire
Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Physical Demand Requirements
Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently
CV Rad Technologist FEATUREDCardiovascularCedar Rapids, IAPart Time, Weekend Option, Weekend Option with 12hr days. Every other weekend On Call. Req # 14911 SummaryThis position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing all requir