CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIST UWMC NW

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on May 12, 2020
Req #: 176992
Department: UWMC NW HEART INSTITUTE INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 02/11/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $36.41 to $52.97 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: 10 hours per shift
4 days a week

On call required  

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest Campus has an outstanding opportunity for a Cardiovascular Technologist/EP Technologist Cardiac Invasive Unit . Day shift, Full time, 10 hours per shift, 40 hours per week.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

The Cardiovascular Technologist prepares for and assists the physician in performing assigned Cardiac Catheterization Lab (CCL) procedures.  In addition, she/he performs as EKG monitor tech and scrub tech, maintaining sterile technique. REQUIREMENTS: 1) Assists physician in performing Cardiac Catheterization Lab exams & procedures, includes but is not limited to:
•Performs assigned exams and procedures in accordance with established protocols and standards.  This includes hemodynamic monitoring, scrub tech and assisting the cardiologist.
•Performs tasks competently in emergency situations, including CPR.
•Communicates status of cardiac waveform analysis and pressures to the cardiologist. Assists the cardiologist with compiling the final report of the exam.
•Safety: Provides protection for patient, self, and other staff in accordance with prescribed safety standards and protective devices. Uses proper sterile technique.
•Competent in running the table, c-arm, overhead monitor, room supplies and equipment.  Produces technically acceptable images.
•Performs quality assurance checks on equipment and processes per department policies. Investigates and informs supervisor of any quality issues or problems.
•Assists in the establishment, updates and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols.
•May be asked to help in other areas of Diagnostic Imaging.

2) Operates, troubleshoots, maintains equipment, includes but is not limited to:
•Operates CCL equipment effectively to improve exam quality; troubleshoots problems in accordance to departmental procedures and vendor specifications.

3) Documentation, includes but is not limited to:
•Reviews orders prior to exam and documents any changes per physician.
•Uses RIS/PACS effectively to verify and complete the study; and to input/order/edit/cancel exams.
•Completes required paperwork and records.  Accurately inputs charges, exam statistics, supplies and medication uses, patient care provided; prepares reports. 
•Effectively uses the computer and NWH software applications (including scheduling and medication systems) to access information.
•Provides appropriate documentation to the cardiologists and radiologists.

4) Coordinates and optimizes customer service and workflow, includes but is not limited to:
•Continually evaluates patient flow and work assignments, makes necessary adjustments, and prioritizes work effectively.
•Exhibits excellent customer service skills with patients, physicians and office staff, coworkers, management, vendors, etc.
•Interacts and communicates effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
•In order to provide a high level of customer service and necessary coverage, all staff are required to answer phones; assist in other areas (such as order entry, image library, scheduling, patient transport); work weekends, other shifts, holidays; take call/standby shifts; help co-workers with workload and projects.

5) Maintains environment, includes but is not limited to:
•Sets up exam rooms, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are ready. 
•Inventories supplies and linens. Restocks rooms as needed.
•Cleans and tidies exam rooms, patient holding rooms, wait rooms, etc. 

6) Training and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to:
•Assists with training and mentoring new personnel and students.
•Prepares and presents in-service education programs if assigned.
•Attends staff meetings and required in-services.
•Participates in departmental goals and performance improvement projects.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

•Educational Background
•High School diploma or equivalent GED required, plus:
•Completion of formal training from an AMA-approved Cardiovascular Technology Program preferred, OR
•Completion of formal training from an AMA-approved Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) program plus 1 year (minimum) experience as a Radiologic Technologist.
•Licensure, Registration, Certification
•Requires one of these certificates:  (RCIS) or (R)CVT or RT(R).
•Requires current Washington State licensure.
•Requires current ACLS, must obtain within 90 days of hire or being on-call. 
•Requires 24 CME credits every two years.

•Work Experience
•RT (R): Requires at least 1 year experience as a Radiologic Technologist, or equivalent.
•RCIS or RCVT: Requires at least 6 months cardiac internship during education.
•Prior cardiac cath lab experience preferred in a technical capacity.
•Special Training / Skills
•Knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques.
•Able to demonstrate the knowledge of skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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