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Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Laboratories Technologist

Requisition #: 1836
Location: Johns Hopkins Intrastaff, Columbia, MD 21044
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Week: Temporary Full Time
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Aug. 21, 2019

Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

We are currently seeking an Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Laboratories (IRCV) Technologist for a temporary assignment at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD.  

Shift:  Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm.   There will be night, weekend and holiday on-call requirements (approximately 15 days/month).  Must be able to report within 30 minutes of the call.  

Must have current Radiologic Technologist licensure in the state of Maryland and current ARRT registration.  

RCIS or Certified Interventional Technologist is preferred but not required.  

Will be required to both scrub and monitor on GE Maclab and GE / Philips imaging equipment.

The Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Laboratories Technologist is under the general supervision of the Manager of Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Laboratories. The Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Laboratories Technologist performs a variety of technical and patient-oriented duties during cardiovascular procedures, including, but not limited to: interventional radiologic; cardiac catheterization;  pacemaker, ICD & loop recorder insertions, arteriograms, venograms, digital subtraction angiography, vascular and endovascular studies, nephrostograms, angioplasty and other related invasive and interventional radiologic studies and therapies. The equipment utilized may include, but is not limited to: hemodynamic and physiologic monitoring equipment; surgical instruments; cardiac output machine; pulse oximeter; ECG machine; intra-aortic balloon pump; etc. Performs invasive procedures; ECG's, monitors patients electronically during procedures, and prepares test results and data for review. Assists with pre and post-procedure hemostasis management of patients, according to established guidelines. Work occasionally requires internal contacts outside the work group to exchange work related information. Contact with external contacts involves providing or receiving information. Requires courtesy and tact in assisting all customers.

Requirements:

  • Employee demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit.  Age group(s) served will be one or more of the following: Infant (Birth to 12 months), Child (13 months to 12 years), Adolescent (13 years to 17 years), Adult (18 years to 69 years) or Geriatric (70 years and older).
  • Assists physician during cardiovascular procedures, pacemaker insertions, angiograms etc.; hands wires, catheters, syringes, surgical instruments, etc. as needed. Injects patients' arteries with contrast media as directed.
  • Offers technical advice to aid physician in completing the exam.
  • Is responsible to assure that all appropriate personnel are available for the procedure.
  • Assists with pre-procedure preparation of patients according to lab guidelines.
  • Explains procedures to patients and/or family members, provides instructions to patients pre, during and post procedure.
  • Prepares sterile trays, equipment and preps patients for invasive cardiac procedures.
  • Connects patients to monitoring equipment, such as EKG, pulse oximeter, non-invasive blood pressure and invasive pressure monitor, etc.
  • Performs technical procedures on patients such as ECGs, etc.
  • Operates cardiovascular radiology equipment, monitoring equipment, videotape recorder, cine projector, cardiac output computer, oxygen saturation monitor, etc. Adjusts and calibrates pressure monitoring transducers.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment according to departmental procedures; performs minor repairs; advises appropriate staff members of inoperable equipment.
  • Assists supervisor in maintaining Quality Assurance Program/Quality Improvement Program to ensure departmental goals are met.
  • Performs and assists with sheath pulling responsibilities per departmental policy.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory and stocks necessary supplies in assigned areas.
  • Adheres to safety regulations; applies radiation protection measures in work practices according to established procedures.
  • Initiates and/or responds to emergency codes such as Code Blue, etc., according to departmental policy.Completes proper documentation on all studies and procedures
  • Participates in call rotation for the service.
  • Performs routine radiographic work when there are no cardiovascular procedures scheduled.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate of an accredited radiologic technologist program. 
  • One (1) year of Cardiovascular lab experience.  Two years preferred.  


LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Current radiologic technologist licensure in the State of Maryland.
  • Current registry with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).
  • Current BLS certification. ACLS certification preferred. 
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) or Certified Interventional Technologist (CIT) preferred.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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