Under direct supervision of the Radiologist the Cardiac Intervention Technologist will assist in performing interventional procedures and diagnostic treatments on adult and elderly patients. The tech will practice safe procedures and follow strict radiation safety guidelines.
Duties of the Cardiac Intervention Tech may include:
- Circulate with the procedure room and make sure all equipment necessary for any given procedure is available.
- Scrub in and assist the physician in a procedure.
- Position the patient, choose radiation exposure parameters and image patient.
- Maintain a high level of accuracy and an awareness of all radiation and patient safety issues involved in any invasive procedure.
- Transport the patient within the department.
- Strictly follow infection control and safety guidelines.
- Recognize and resolve equipment problems, anticipate patient needs and concerns and deliver the care needed.
The working conditions for this job include the understanding the possibility of exposure to radiation, noise, communicable diseases, blood and bloodborne diseases, chemicals, fumes, odors, gases and dusts as well as distressed patients and families.
The completion of a two year approved School of Radiology is normally required for this position as well as a year of full time experience as a Cardiac Intervention Tech. Licensing varies by state.