HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Electrophysiology Lab Tech (EP) PRN in Austin, Texas
The EP Lab Technologist performs specified exams to acquire diagnostic x-ray results for interpretation and diagnosis. Delivers comprehensive patient care in accordance with individual patient needs. Promotes an environment of safety for the patient and co-workers and physicians. Provides guidance and assistance to other EP Lab personnel. Accepts other duties that relate to patient care and to facilitate the EP Lab schedule. Gathers and calculates data which will aid the physician in making diagnosis. Assists physicians with diagnostic and invasive procedures utilizing appropriate sterile technique. Act as a patient advocate within the hospital environment.
1) All images will be accurately identified with the patient’s name, date and physician performing the exam.
2) All exams performed will be entered with patients name, physician, URN number and medical record number.
3) Assumes responsibility for care of designated patients while on duty. Patient care activities are organized and prioritized. Consistently monitors patient based on individual patient needs.
4) Facilitates schedule flow in the EP Lab by assisting other staff with the completion of duties as appropriate.
5) Demonstrates knowledge in the maintenance and use of the crash cart. Is familiar with the location of drugs, supplies, and equipment on the cart. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the assembly and operation of all crash cart equipment (defibrillator, EKG monitor, ambu bags, laryngoscope, etc.)
6) In actual cardiac/respiratory arrest/code situations, demonstrates ability to perform basic life support and code procedures as described in hospital policy. Responds quickly and in a calm effective manner.
7) Demonstrates knowledge of the care of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Considers age-related factors in the care and treatment of these patients.
8) Performs specified and general exams for diagnostic interpretation.
9) Demonstrates competency and proficiency with use of the x-ray equipment.
10) Demonstrates good stewardship of resources, e.g. inventory or capital equipment.
11) Gathers and calculates quantitative and qualitative data which will aid the physician in making diagnoses.
12) Checks, cleans and tests equipment. Maintains equipment as per manufactures recommendation noted by documentation.
13) Assesses technology, methodology, instrumentation and operation to ensure data is accurate and consistent with current standard practice. Shares information with colleagues to enhance the quality of care in the EP Lab.
14) Demonstrates knowledge of basic aseptic techniques as described in policy 765-036. Follows this policy while assisting the physician during procedures. Handles sterile equipment to prevent cross contamination and monitors use of reusable supplies and observes sterile fields.
15) As assigned, performs unit specific responsibilities such as cleaning of the work area, daily stocking and files management.
16) Transports the patient safely to and from the EP Lab.
17) To facilitate cooperation and alleviate patient anxiety; explains procedures and addresses patient’s concerns.
18) Always demonstrates an awareness of radiation safety procedures for self and others; wears protective devices and utilizes protective shields. Utilizes ALARA method to minimize radiation exposure to patient and self, and others.
19) Always wears film badge above the collar; monthly turns in the film badge for evaluation and follows-up on cumulative radiological exposure evaluation results.
20) During slow periods performs in-service sessions, and always uses time constructively.
21) Facilitates communication with staff, patients, visitors and physicians.
22) Assists in the appropriate resolution of conflict among team members. Proposes constructive solutions when problems arise. Maintains privacy and confidentiality when dealing with conflict situations.
23) Functions independently and problem solves effectively. Requests assistance from appropriate resources when needed.
24) When necessary for patient care and safety, willingly floats to other units within the Hospital. Readily accepts turn to float when requested by Supervisor or Department Manager. Accepts assignments as appropriate. Accepts accountability for functioning within the scope of personal ability based on education, licensure, and experience and current competence. Asks for assistance and clarification when needed. Is helpful and productive throughout assigned float time period. Remains on assigned unit throughout assigned shift or time frame.
25) Demonstrates safe, effective working knowledge of equipment. (suction equipment, special beds, Hemochron monitor, etc.)
26) Always documents permanent pacemaker information. All forms are filled our for appropriate implant tracking.
27) Provides accurate and pertinent patient information in report to relieving technologist to ensure continuity of care.
28) Demonstrates understanding of HCA’s and “Patients First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
29) Performs other related duties as directed or required.
*EDUCATION: Required: *Graduate of an accredited school of Radiological Technology or Cardiovascular Technology.
*Required: *ARRT or RCIS; BLS; ACLS within 90 days of hire date
Required:For ARRT,2 years experience in Radiology and/or one year clinicalexperience in EP Lab and/or Special Procedures. RCIS must have recent EP Lab
experience or clinical training from an accredited school.
Title: Electrophysiology Lab Tech (EP) PRN
Location: Texas-Austin-South Austin Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00196-45743