Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.
Job Role Summary
Full Time Monday-Friday (8AM-5PM & on call)
The Radiologic Technologist Specialist II Interventional Cardiac Cath performs special diagnostic radiographic procedures on designated parts of the body as required by physician orders. This position assumes responsibility for care and safety of patients' underlying interventional procedures, and cardiac catheterization examinations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health values
Performs special diagnostic radiographic procedures on designated parts of the body as required by physician orders
Selects proper exposure factors for radiographic equipment for each examination
Determines appropriate equipment for use, i.e. pressure injectors, pressure monitor, , , mapping system, other imaging equipment.
Utilizes protective shielding, immobilization and supportive devices when required
Assumes responsibility for care and safety of patients while they are undergoing interventional procedures in the labs.
Assists Radiologists/Cardiologists during special procedures and cardiac catheterizations
Provides emotional support to patients and keeps them informed regarding what they will experience during the procedure.
Participates in the instruction of AS and BS students rotating through department
Following HIPAA requirements, prepares digital images for providers outside of the Eskenazi Health system
Maintains supplies required for radiographic rooms, such as contrast media, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Keeps rooms adequately stocked, and equipment clean; adheres to infectious control policies in maintaining a semi-sterile environment
Prepares equipment to be sent to CSR for sterilizing procedures (i.e., wrapping, cleaning, labeling).
Prepares procedure trays for interventionists prior to all exams. Alters activities to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e., adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, adult) as described in the area/unit age-specific and/or job specific competencies
• Graduation from an AMA approved Radiologic Technology Program. Bachelor's degree in interventional radiology is preferred in addition to experience requirements • Minimum of two years previous working experience in interventional radiology or cardiac catheterization, or 4 years of experience as a Radiologic Technologist with at least 1 year of experience in interventional radiology or cardiac catheterization strongly preferred • AART registered which includes compliance with professional CEU requirements • Licensed with the State of Indiana as a Radiologic Technologist • Maintains and shows proof of current CPR Certification • Obtains ACLS within 6 months of hire • Obtain advanced certification in Vascular Interventional Radiography within 3 years of hire
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to use age appropriate communication skills
Excellent command of radiologic peripheral, neuro, vascular and cardiac anatomy
Basic understanding of the physics of ultrasound
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
Must demonstrate growth and development knowledge principles over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs and cognitive abilities detailed in the department/area/unit job competencies
Knowledge of all radiologic equipment, drug utilization, contrast media, pressure injectors, and technical procedures (within assigned area)
Working knowledge of the HIS, RMS and associated programs, ie. Film Tracking System
Completes all studies through the RMS computer system
Hospital protocols/procedures, safety procedures to minimize risk to patients, coworkers and self
Knowledgeable of and complies with the Hospital's Infection Control and Communicable Disease policies and procedures
follow both written/oral instructions
handle patient contacts with high degree of tact
elect proper protocols for all exams
select proper exposure factors to result in the desired view
select appropriate catheters and guide-wires for specified exams
enter all appropriate patient data
Fundamental knowledge of computer applications
Ensures completion of all studies through the RMS computer system
Understands and performs required PI tasks and provides adequate documentation.
Demonstrates flexibility with changing work duties, priorities
Assists in other departmental areas, i.e., reception areas, transportation of patients and film management
Displays an ability to be observant and perceptive to changing patient conditions while under their care.
Reports questionable conditions to physicians/nursing personnel
Attending departmental in-service meetings.
Provides adequate and timely communications with staff
Ability to work effectively under stress/heavy workload
Must prioritize work assignments, i.e., decisions must be made to determine how quickly a case needs to be scheduled for an examination
Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.