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Radiologic Technologist - Cath Lab

Company: CARLE
Location: Champaign
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

The Registered Radiologic Technologist is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility of patients for a designated time frame and to provide care, specifically in the Heart & Vascular Institute. The patient population consists of those requiring an invasive cardiology or invasive radiology study. The Registered Radiologic Technologist will assist the physician in all procedures and provide a valuable service to the patient and the team.

  • Administers contrast material (when applicable), according to physician's request, by means of existing IV line or by performing venipuncture and placing IV line; recognizes and responds to hypersensitivity or allergic reactions.
  • All functions and duties will be under the direct supervision of a physicist or dosimetrist.
  • Assists with inventory/supplies.
  • Checks for correct patient and chart identification, diagnosis, and treatment position.
  • Compiles pertinent clinical information pertaining to lab, pathology, etc.
  • Assists in instruction of new staff as necessary.
  • Documents accurately and completely.
  • Explains procedure to patient and provides for patient care- including comfort, support, safety, and confidentiality.
  • Accurately informs procedural nurse of correct doses of intra-procedural medications, radiation and sponge/sharp counts.
  • Performs on call duties and/or work variable shifts as assigned to meet department needs.
  • Performs all essential functions of the Radiologic Technologist.
    • Able to work around and maintain a sterile field during procedures.
    • Administers and with holds contrast and treatment as appropriate. Assess patients for allergies.
    • Can pull supplies for procedures.
    • Takes late shift duties as assigned to meet department needs.
    • Skin suturing.
    • Basic knowledge of ECG interpretation.
    • Electrophysiology equipment troubleshooting.
    • Understanding and running the pacing stimulator during ablations and EP studies.

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , Radiologic Technologist - Cath Lab, Healthcare , Champaign, Illinois

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