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Cardiovascular Technologist

Requisition #: 209064
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Jan. 14, 2020

Position Summary:

Assist physicians in performing invasive procedures, coordinating care in an assigned room, and providing patient care. Responsible for optimizing team performance by participating as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team.

Knowledge:

Possesses knowledge of anatomy and physiology within the specialty of Diagnostic/Interventional Cardiology and/or Electrophysiology. Proficient in correlating radiographic and hemodynamic findings with the associated disease processes. For Electrophysiology, the ability to correlate the surface ECG and intracardiac ecg’s with advanced arrhythmias and to correlate the arrhythmias with cardiac anatomy. Anticipates supplies and imaging modalities that may be needed during the procedures.

Education:

Graduate of an approved AMA School of Radiologic Technology. AA degree preferred.

Work Experience:

CVRT I: New hire with no experience in cardiology or electrophysiology. Ability to take call and cover late shifts as needed in Cath/EP after completing orientation.

CVRT II: Minimum of one year experience in EP/Cath. Must have been a CVRT I at Johns Hopkins for a minimum of one year with optimal evaluations or comparable outside experience. Must not have any active disciplinary infraction for the year (as JHH CVRT I).

Shift:

Days, Full Time (40 hours)

7:00 am--5:30pm or 8:00 am- 6:30 pm

Non-Exempt

Work Location:

JHH, 600 N. Wolf Street

Skills:

CVRT I Orientation will include: Operation of all radiographic and ancillary equipment within discipline. Knowledge of all guidewires, catheters and ablation systems.

Learning to utilize the imaging techniques to provide diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for specific cardiac procedures. Acquiring skills to eventually direct a team or oversee daily patient flow operations. Must possess highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal team performance and quality patient care.

CVRT I & II: Independently operates all radiographic and ancillary equipment within discipline. Possesses extensive knowledge of all guidewires, catheters and ablation systems. Utilizes imaging techniques which provide diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for specific cardiac procedures. Demonstrates skills to effectively direct a team or oversee daily patient flow operations. Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal team performance and quality patient care. Possesses the knowledge of basic PC skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, and email.

Required Licensure, Certification:

Must be licensed by the State of Maryland Board of Physicians Quality Assurance as a Medical Radiation Technologist. Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

CVRT I: Current BLS/ACLS Certification required within 1 year from the end of orientation date. Advanced certification is encouraged. Must pass JHH Arrhythmia Course and Exam before recording independently

CVRT II: Current BLS/ACLS Certification required. CI or CV registry is encouraged, in Electrophysiology, RCES registry and HRS certification is encouraged. Current PALS

Certification is required if in pediatric cardiology. Must pass the JHH Arrhythmia Recognition exam annually.

Working Conditions:

Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, pharmacologic agents, and levels of ionizing radiation. Work requires standing for extended periods of time, wearing protective lead aprons, and transporting patients and/or equipment from one location to another. Utilizes a minimum of standard precautions for each patient, and is able to adjust if additional precautions are applied to the patients.

Work requires lifting, positioning, assisting and/or restraining of patients experiencing loss of control.

Employees in this position will be required to adhere to work availability and unit scheduling requirements. This may include, but is not limited to, availability status, on call, shift work, and mandatory overtime.

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