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*Angiography Technologist - Neuro-Angio Full Time (Days)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/21/2017
Job Title: 
*Angiography Technologist - Neuro-Angio Full Time (Days)
Job Category:   Clinical:Neurology/EEG/END
Location:   Houston
Texas
 
Job Description:   ***Angiography Technologist - Neuro-Angio Full Time (Days)** **Description** **BaylorSt. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary** Operates diagnostic equipment and performs a variety of technical angiography procedures. Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic imaging tests inclusive of positioning patient, and calibration of equipment and documentation of findings. **Qualifications** **Education:** Associate’s Degree Radiology program **Licensure/Certification:** Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R ); must maintain current Licensed by Texas Department of Health as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT); must maintain current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation required (CPR)/BLS **MinimumExperience:** One (1) experience as a Radiographer **MinimumKnowledge, Skills, and Abilties:** Good alpha/numeric dexterity and handwriting skills Interpersonal skills for communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel. Must have good written and oral communication skills **PositionResponsibilities:** 1. Performs angiography exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols 2. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards 3. Problem-solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative or CES regarding equipment problems 4. Ensures that daily equipment and room maintenance are performed during/ after each procedure, and that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control standards 5. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained 6. Completes all clinical supply inventory, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure 7. Demonstrates competency in PACS process and Performs daily QA process 8. Actively Participates with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient requests 9. Communicates with Patient Transportation, Nursing Units, Physician Offices, and other diagnostic areas to ensure that the patients receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner 10. Ensures that patient orientation, patient preparation and patient teaching is provided prior, during and following the test completion 11. Reviews the physician order to verify the type of diagnostic test requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent 12. Provides specific diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware of the diagnostic test involvement 13. Obtains patient history according to specific departmental procedural protocol 14. Positions the patient for the examination according to specific departmental protocol 15. Selects the specific equipment pre-sets and modifies the settings to ensure that optimal image is obtained 16. Assumes responsibility for the safety, emotional and physical comfort of patients while they are in the technologists care 17. Adheres to hospital guidelines on maintaining sterile fields 18. Responsible for monitoring and recording radiation dose levels 19. Performs required image post processing 20. When needed, scrubs in to assist Radiologists in performance of sterile procedures during the interventional test/treatment. Anticipates Radiologist's needs during the procedure by preparing catheters, coils, guides, etc. in anticipation of their use. **Job** Allied Health **Primary Location** TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0129020
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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