Asissts the physician in performing invasive and noninvasive procedures. Utilizes diagnostic and PCI equipment in routine and emergent situations. Performs various tests through catheterization to aid the diagnosis and/or treatment of patients. Performs imaging tests. Within a team environment, maintains inventory, sets-up and cleans-up the laboratory before and after all procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides patient education, pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure.
Prepares room with anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment including checking equipment to ensure proper functioning.
Prepares, positions and drapes patients; attaches 12-lead EKG
Administers non-narcotic medications and starts IVs per physicians orders
Collects, monitors and/or analyzes blood samples, cardiac out put, EKG, hemodynamic pressure readings, pulse oximetry, etc. and reports results to physician
Operates various cath lab equipment (table, camera, video recorder, ultrasound machines, pressure injectors, catheters, guidewires, etc.).
Performs patient imaging (roentrgenographic and / or fluoroscopic) ensuring proper patient positioning, patient and staff safety and radiographic technique.
Monitors and records procedure and patient details in the electronic medical record.
Cleans room and restock supplies following procedures.
Provide direct patient care including admitting, recovering and/or holding pressure manually on catheter access sites under the supervision of an RN.
Assist in identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement in supply management, labor costs, and/or patient care
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Stay current with changes in technology, technique and / or equipment.
Contribute to the department's success through effective collaboration, active support of organizational initiatives and achievement of personal and organizational improvement goals.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Operating Room Technician Certificate or graduation from an accredited Radiological Technology program or graduation from an accredited school of cardiovascular technology or at least 10 years of relevant experience.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.