Since 1885, CHI St. Alexius Health has been dedicated to leading health care in this region by enriching the lives of patients through the highest quality of care. We seek to continue our tradition of success and innovation with individuals dedicated to delivering the highest level of expertise and quality. Together we can continue to grow and support the legacy of CHI St. Alexius Health for many years to come.
CHI St. Alexius Health officially announced the formation of its regional health care system on April 19, 2016. The system is the largest health care delivery system in central and western North Dakota and is comprised of a tertiary hospital in Bismarck, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in Carrington, Dickinson, Devils Lake, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Washburn and Williston and numerous clinics and outpatient services. CHI St. Alexius Health manages five CAHs in North Dakota - Ashley, Elgin, Linton, and Wishek, as well as Mobridge Regional Medical Center in Mobridge, S.D.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To provide and coordinate high quality patient care in all areas of the Heart and Vascular Center upon the order of a licensed physician and in accordance with the mission and philosophy of CHI St. Alexius Health.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Scope of Practice and Professional Issues:
Demonstrates technical and professional knowledge in patient care through job knowledge, productivity, critical thinking and leadership.
Manages routine use and quality control requirements of angiography equipment.
Adheres to established radiation safety protocols for all personnel inside the procedure room.
Assesses patient relative to requested procedure by collecting pertinent data about the patient and procedure and uses professional judgement to analyze data to select the most appropriate and cost-effective products for completing the requested procedure.
Assists in patient education related to procedure.
Sets up, maintains, and monitors the sterile field assuring the highest standards of sterile technique are maintained during the procedure.
Prepares the patient for the procedure assuring that the highest standards are maintained; prepares and administers contrast; performs exams under the supervision and direction of the IR physician to include imaging, scrubbing and circulating.
Manages the imaging equipment demonstrating expert visualization and localization of anatomy during angiography procedures.
Manages and assists the physician with specialized equipment used for diagnostic or interventional purposes and emergent situations.
Facilitates the delivery of completed exams for physician interpretation, using current imaging technology such as: using appropriate modality or technologist work list management, linking exams, performing exception handling in a timely manner, creates exam memo when appropriate, organizes presentation states, and works professionally with the physician ensuring quality techniques in imaging protocol and timely reporting of exams.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols.
Utilize CPT coding for all procedures, staying current on the charging CPT coding system.
Maintains room supplies by restocking and preparing room for the next exam.
Adheres to HIPPAA regulations and St. Alexius Medical Center policies.
Successfully completes the 4 defined job specific competencies, including competencies for age specific, as appropriate. May exceed by completing an additional 2 or more competencies deemed for area selected for that fiscal year.
Takes action to achieve personal goals from performance appraisal.
Assists Heart and Vascular Clinical Coordinator with establishing and implementing the department goals.
Attendance at Heart and Vascular Department meetings.
Work attendance will be according to the Heart and Vascular policy, trend will be monitored by the Director.
Assists in meeting Core Measure and Quality Control thresholds.
Education: Graduation from a School of Radiological Technology.
Member of the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Board of Examiners.
Licensure: Registered by the American Registry of Radiological Technologist.
Experience: Preferred 1 year experience as a Radiological Technologist.
Skills: Ability to work independently to perform standard and complex procedures under minimum direction.
Working knowledge of skills obtained in approved School of Radiological Technology.
Working knowledge of computer skills.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, while maintaining confidentiality.
Certification: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) within 480 hours of employment and with re- certification as required.
Vascular Interventional (VI) certification preferred.
Physical Effort: Medium work level: involves a maximum physical effort requirement of 50 lbs.; ability to wear lead apron for extended periods of time and ability to transport patients on stretchers or in wheelchair.
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