The Technologist III is responsible for providing patient care to patients who are undergoing an invasive procedure in the Cardiac Cath Lab or EP Lab area. This person is responsible for assisting the physician at the table or monitoring the patient's condition in the control room area during these procedures and must be knowledgeable in all equipment and supplies that are used in these circumstances. It is the responsibility of the Tech III to keep the physician apprised of the patient's condition during the procedure and for communicating and documenting the technical aspects of the procedure, such as hemodynamic responses, while procedure is in progress. This personnel must be knowledgeable in acquisition and storage of images and are responsible for the operation of x-ray equipment and for radiation safety. In addition, the Tech III is knowledgeable in a variety of specialty equipment and is capable of working directly with the physician to provide this technology during a case.
The technologist contributes to the excellence of care by utilizing the mission, vision and building blocks to guide them. They recognize themselves as an important part of a team in providing excellent care to the patient.
Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program, Cardiovascular Technology Program or equivalent program/work experience. SCQRSA certification required within 30 days of hire. Requires current ARRT certification and/or RCIS certification. Must have ability to operate radiographic equipment, produce quality radiographs, store and retrieve the images. Must maintain Basic Life Support (BLS). Must maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR obtain within 6 months of hire. Clinical experience or instruction in cardiac and vascular/interventional radiography preferred.