Radiologic Tech/Cardiac Catheterization Tech

Portland, OR 97239

Posted: 04/03/2019 Industry: Radiology Job Number: EB-1795170933 Pay Rate: $48.63
Abbott & Associates is searching for a Radiologic Technologist on behalf of a nationally recognized academic research hospital in Portland, OR.

This is a 13 week contract position with the opportunity for extension.

Pay: $45.59 - 48.63/hr. We pay weekly. We are offering a $100 sign on bonus and extension bonuses.

M-F 0730-1800 (4)10 hour shifts, rotating call

Cath lab experience required (2-3 years min)

Hospital Radiologic Technologist/Cardiac Catheterization Technician

The Hospital Radiologic Technologist operates X-ray and related equipment used to take and capture radiographs for the purpose of general medical diagnostic radiology.

1. 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.
2. Miscellaneous. 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.

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 Basic Life Support CPR card. PALS required.

CLASS PURPOSE: 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.

1. 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.

2. 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 intra-arterial 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 cardiofversions when needed in cardiac emergencies; applies dressings to surgical sites following catheterization procedures; cleans and prepares catheterization laboratory for next patient.

3. Control Room Operator/Monitor. Continuously 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.
Miscellaneous. Files patient records and x-ray films; prepares chemical reagents; cleans gas analysis laboratory.

Who is Abbott & Associates Professional Placement?

We are a family-owned and operated staffing agency working in the Oregon and SW Washington market since 2002. We are a Woman Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business certified company, also accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Abbott & Associates has recently been recognized as a Finalist for the Excellence in Family Business awards by the Austin Family Business program at Oregon State University.

Why you should work with us:

Work with a small, locally-owned staffing agency that takes a personally tailored approach to every match they make. Helping people is our greatest passion and what drives us everyday. With Abbott & Associates you won't just feel like a number, you will feel like family!

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