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Cath Lab Technologist - Traveler

Portland, Oregon 97239

Category: Health Job Number: 16641

 

Voca Health has immediate openings available for Catheterization Laboratory Technician professionals in Portland, OR! If you are interested, please forward your resume to Elizabeth "Izzy" Merrill at emerrill@myvoca.com and call directly at 952-303-8123.

 

Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!

 

Assignment Details 

Job Description:

  • The Hospital Radiologic Technologist operates X-ray and related equipment used to take and capture radiographs for the purpose of general medical diagnostic radiology.
  • Radiographic Procedures Performs diagnostic medical radiography examinations.
  • These procedures include but are not limited to routine radiographs, special flouroscopic procedures and portable examinations.
  • Radiologic Technologists work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Optimizes technique for each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the most comfort to the patient.
  • Performs all ranges of exams.
  • Assists to provide radiographs in invasive and/or specialized procedures, such as joint aspirations, Lumbar punctures, etc or as directed.
  • Provides optimal quality to acquire images, using technical skills and knowledge of equipment.
  • Evaluates normal/abnormal anatomy and any related pathologies for presentation to Radiologist using knowledge and critical thinking skills.
  • Recognizes and reports significant situations relating to patient care. Orients and trains students and new employees, and follows safe practices in the principle of Radiation Safety.
  •  Demonstrates excellent techniques and principles to assist students and residents in performing exams; performs routine cleaning and reports any mechanical failures to supervisor; performs quality control to ensure proper operation of equipment.
  • Continues to stay current to new technology hardware and software upgrades.
  • Acts as liaison with technical staff, radiologists, referring physicians,and medical staff.
  • The Cardiac Catheterization Technician performs, under the direct supervision of the Catheterization supervisor, and a physician, a variety of technical medical functions and patient care activities involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary ailments and arrhythmias.
  • Patient/Equipment/Lab Preparation. Prepares catheterization lab for surgical procedures by assembling all necessary equipment and materials; scrubs down and sterilizes laboratory when the patient is at high risk of infection; turns equipment on, checks for proper operation, and reports any malfunctions to supervisor; calibrates and adjusts physiologic monitor and other diagnostic equipment to assure accurate data output; preps patient for catheterization procedure; positions patient properly for diagnostic x-ray examinations; observes and logs patient's vital signs.
  • Surgical Assisting/Circulating.
  • Provides primary care to patient during catheterization procedures; explains procedures to patient and provides reassurance to help alleviate patient's apprehension; prepares catheters and assists physicians in inserting catheter into appropriate vein or artery and injecting intravenous (IV) and intraarterial solutions and reagents; administers drugs and IV solutions under the direction and supervision of the attending physician; analyzes patient's blood gases using blood gas analyzer and proper chemical reagents; monitors patient's behavior during catheterization procedure for any adverse reaction; performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and electrical cardioversions when needed in cardiac emergencies; applies dressings to surgical sites following catheterization procedures; cleans and prepares catheterization laboratory for next patient.
  • Control Room Operator/Monitor.
  • Contineously monitors patient's electrocardiograms, blood pressure, and heart rate during catheterization procedure and notifies physician immediately of any dangerous irregularities of vital signs; operates a 16-channel physiologic monitor and data recorder to trace and record patient electrocardiograms, cardiac pressures, and electrical activity for review by physicians; operates cinefluoroscopy and videotape recording equipment; operates x-ray equipment used in diagnostic catheterization examinations and develops and prepares film; charts all patient data relating to catheterization procedure.
  • Files patient records and x-ray films; prepares chemical reagents; cleans gas analysis laboratory.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited diagnostic radiography program that meets current qualifications to take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board examinations in Radiography upon hire.
  • Student candidates must obtain the RT (R) (ARRT) certification within 6 months of their hire date.
  • Candidates must have a current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) temporary license for student hires and permanent license for registered hires.
  • Must have a valid OHSU approved Basic Life Support CPR card.
  • PALS required. 
  • Cath lab experience required (2-3 years min) & X ray license Required 

Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages


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