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Providence Angiography Technologist in Torrance, California

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Providence is calling an Angiography Technologist (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking an Angiography Technologist who will provide health care services using medical imaging techniques to assist in diagnosis or treatment of patients. Perform radiographic and related procedures to demonstrate vascular structures for interpretation and / or therapeutic intervention by, or at the request of a licensed practitioner. Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics. Provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. The Angio Tech responds to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on all age groups.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate ability to assist physician scrubbing all case types.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform Hemodynamic and cardiac monitoring on all patients.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform emergency care under BCLS and activate the code blue process.

  • Complete all documents involved in patient care legibly and in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and maintain a sterile field.

  • Use good body mechanics when transporting, sheath removal, anatomical positioning of patients or with moving patients.

  • Demonstrate ability to safely and competently perform therapeutic/diagnostic interventions under the direction of a physician according to hospital policy and procedure. To include but not limited to:

  • Routine pre and post cardiovascular teaching.

  • Sterile technique with set-up for all procedures.

  • Scrub duties.

  • Monitoring duties.

  • Radiology duties IABP set up.

  • Hemodynamic monitoring 12 lead EKG.

  • Preparing cardiovascular reports.

  • Doppler indexes.

  • Ability to Pan, Fluoro, and Cines cases.

  • Ability to produce hard copies cine / video / digital imaging and films.

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and competently use equipment directly involved in patient care.

  • Obtain -necessary in-service prior to equipment used.

  • Assure that equipment is operating prior to use.

  • Use all equipment according to hospital policy and procedure.

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform vascular/cardiac imaging procedures. Selects and operates imaging equipment, injectors, Vanguards, processors and other equipment involved in the imaging process.

  • Function to position patient to best demonstrate the area of interest, respecting patient's ability and comfort. Immobilizes patient as required for appropriate exam.

  • Perform evaluation for imaging technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.

  • Maintain appropriate knowledge to recognize anatomical structures. Selects proper technical factors and techniques.

  • Responsible for maintaining stock rooms, cleaning rooms and instruments between cases.

  • Ability to participate in standby call schedule for emergency coverage after hours and on weekends after a reasonable training period, not to exceed six months.

  • Delegate duties and tasks to others after assessment of capability, determination of scope of practice, responsibilities and awareness of staff members' performance standards.

  • Demonstrate priority setting ability and organizational skills.

  • Accept assignments willingly or discusses concerns appropriately, keeping continuity of care uppermost in mind.

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Ensure clinical data is correct and appropriate for specific procedures being requested. Ability to demonstrate correct spelling of patient name, physician name and use of mnemonics.

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the hospital information system and other computer based communication and data base systems.

  • Perform documentation that is timely, accurate and concise per department and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate confidentiality in using own password and all patient care modules.

  • Respect patient and family rights/privacy ensuring confidentiality at all times.

  • Proficient in the use of copier, fax machine, Meditech and department computer systems.

  • Demonstrate appropriate telephone etiquette stating name, department and a greeting. Answers telephone in three rings.

  • Leadership/Supervision:

  • Consistently plan work duties and assignments to achieve maximum efficiency. Coordinate breaks with other members of the team to maintain adequate coverage at all times.

  • Ensure completion of all procedures and assignments during assigned shift and appropriately and adjusts schedule to meet demands of the workload.

  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize work load and uses slow periods productively and to enhance job knowledge.

  • Assist with orientation/training of employees new to the department.

  • Work with minimal supervision for the successful completion of job duties.

  • Demonstrate awareness of, and compliance to legal issues in respect to patient care. Maintains complete confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information.

  • Development:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice. This includes maintaining current licensure and as appropriate and completing all required in-service education.

  • Attend all assigned staff development activities for department including minimum attendance at all scheduled staff/hospital meetings.

  • Participate in cross training activities when necessary.

  • Recognize and perform duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned.

  • Competency Charting/Performance Improvement:

  • Actively participate in the hospital’s continuous quality improvement programs.

  • Maintain awareness/involvement in departmental/hospital performance improvement and quality control activities.

  • Participate and understand performance improvement principles in job performance.

  • Meet department/hospital customer service standards in the performance of duties.

  • Budget Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with the budget and staffing standards.

  • Identify opportunities for cost containment.

  • Use and maintain inventory of office and medical supplies efficiently and reorders through appropriate personnel when necessary.

  • Report to supervisor any suggestions to increase productivity or quality or work.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited radiography program.

  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. (ARRT).

  • State of California Certification (CRT).

  • State of California Fluoroscopy licensure.

  • Documentation of CEU’s in radiography or related areas.

  • Satisfactory completion of BCLS course.

  • 1 year Diagnostic radiology experience.

  • Computer entry and word processing.

  • Requires ability to develop and organize filing systems.

  • Must be able to accurately alphabetize and numerically file.

  • Requires ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.

  • Ability to accurately complete assigned tasks, must be detail oriented, and able to organize work and prioritize assignments.

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers.

  • Requires basic medical terminology and abbreviations.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Satisfactory completion of ACLS course.

  • 6 months health care setting including, but not limited to, department secretary, admitting, billing or a medical records clerical position.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Cardiopulmonary Technologist

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 280736

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