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Oregon Health & Science University Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist [CV TR(R)] in Portland, Oregon

Patients in the Electrophysiology & Cardiac Catheterization Lab are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including Registered Nurses, Cardiovascular Technologists, Registered Radiologic Technologists and Interventional Cardiologists. Patients require continuous cardiac monitoring, frequent physician, nursing and ancillary service intervention, and other specialized treatment and/or procedures such as intubation, mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, aortic balloon pumps, pericardicentesis, transfusion of blood products, insertion of permanent and temporary pacemakers, cardioversion, defibrillation, pain management, sedation and titration of intravenous medications including vasoactive agents, cardiac agents, anticoagulants, and anti­platelet agents.

The Cardiovascular Radiologic Technologist performs a variety of technical medical functions and patient care activities involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary ailments and arrhythmias.

The primary function is the operations and administration of Fluoroscopy in the EP/Cath Labs. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring cases, scrubbing cases, unit development projects, assist with supply and equipment management/stocking, and all other talents that are part of the full success of the EP/Cardiac Cath Team.

The Cardiac Cath Lab is a multi-disciplinary environment. We perform services for Infant to Geriatrics that include Coronary, Valve, Arrhythmia, Congenital, Transplant and Heart failure procedures. The team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Hospital Administration and auxiliary support. Each discipline is required to perform duties and responsibilities of their specialty and support all other specialties on the team to provide high quality care, compliance, innovation and implementation.

The department is open Monday through Friday from 0730 to 1800 for routine and emergent cases and an on-call team is available 7 days a week for all cases after routine hours of operation.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs independently. Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel

  • Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids

  • The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation

  • Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments regarding ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel

  • Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment. Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax

  • OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, by request to the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) department at aaeo@ohsu.edu

  • Float between EP/CATH procedures, 6 procedure labs, inpatient, day patient, outpatient workflows, and two work sites (Marquam Hill campus and Center for Health and Healing 2) upon request of the team while maintaining caring and compassionate relationships

Department Specific Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand up to four to six hours without sitting

  • Ability to tolerate moving throughout entire shift

  • Ability to wear up to 20# of leaded aprons for four to six hours

  • Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients

  • Must have the ability to apply and maintain manual pressure to femoral arterial and venous access sites

  • Extensive patient contact. The potential for exposure to communicable diseases, radiation, body fluids on a daily basis

  • Technologist is required to wear lead apron (up to 22 lbs.) for the majority of the day when involved in procedure

  • Ability to respond to cardiac (STEMI) emergencies within 30 minutes while on call

  • Current, unencumbered OBMI license

  • Current, unencumbered ARRT-R credential

  • Current BLS required at time of hire

  • Current ACLS required at time of hire

  • Current PALS required at time of hire

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited diagnostic radiography program

  • Associates degree in Applied Science or related field

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited diagnostic radiography program

  • Two years of EP/Cath lab experience

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred

  • Knowledge/experience related to arterial and venous femoral access/sheath removal/management. Completion of sheath removal competency upon hire; maintenance of competency thereafter

  • Knowledge/experience with sterile technique, scrubbing/assisting interventions

  • Knowledge/experience with radiation safety, fluoroscopy

  • Knowledge/experience related to hemodynamics

  • Knowledge/experience related to TEE/Cardioversion procedures

  • RCIS certification preferred for external and internal candidates

Usual Orientation Time: Orientation varies depending on experience and assessment of learning needs. Anywhere from 4 weeks minimum to a maximum of 26 weeks. All ranges listed below are subject to change based on individual assessment.

  • Specialty Experience 4-8 weeks

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Recruitment ID: 2021-8136

External Company URL: dturner

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Pay: $41.59 - $57.12 per hour

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday

Posting Hours: 0730 - 1800 (4 day/week)

HR Mission: Healthcare

Drug Testable: Yes

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