Lead Structural Heart Technician -86793
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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE & CODE:
Lead Structural Heart Technician (86793)
Heart and Vascular Institute
This position will work closely with both the Invasive Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons to coordinate all aspects of procedures including but not limited to; inventory management of cardiac supplies, maintenance of the cardiac procedure rooms, and pre-planning of all cardiac equipment. Performs as a Lead Structural Heart Technologist in the HVI Department. Provides leadership, cardiac expertise, support, and training to the Cardiac Technologists. Assumes responsibility for the professional development and mentoring of the Cardiac Cath Technologist.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (ACLS) within one year of hire.
Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
Current West Virginia Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy Technologist License.
Three years of experience in Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Assures adequate staffing of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab to optimize patient flow and quality of care.
Coordinates with Catheterization Lab schedule.
Works with vendors for trial items and purchase of new equipment
Supports staff by promoting cooperative problem solving and team building by displaying a professional attitude and demeanor while functioning as a role model technician.
Prepares technician work schedules.
Coordinates Cardiac Cath schedule with College Coordinator, reviewing equipment and supplies needed for each case.
Maintains maintenance log for all Cardiac procedure rooms, documenting all call and preventive maintenance schedules.
Coordinates all maintenance schedules for the Cardiac room with Cardiology schedulers.
Ensures competency of new Cardiac Technologists
Coordinates with coders for procedure coding and billing processes.
Evaluate employees on a daily basis and contributes to the review of Vascular Angio Laboratory personnel through performance management.
Monitors with the assistance of the Vascular Angio Technicians the appropriate inventory levels while remaining within the budget allocations.
Coordinates and participates in Quality Assurance checks of the protective shielding and the equipment.
Maintains an understanding of Radiology Information Systems and how they work to facilitate training and problem solving for other employees.
Possesses an understanding of the RIS and PACS to facilitate image delivery and archival.
Engages in problem solving, crisis management and systems implementation throughout the hospital to promote and support efficient, high quality, cost effective patient care.
Provides daily assessments of personnel performance and makes needed corrective action with the assistances on management.
Performs all duties of a Vascular Angio Technicians.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to stand for long periods of time while wearing lead apron.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift, push, or pull a minimum of 40 pounds.
Hearing (Aid Permitted) Must be able to function without use of lip reading.
Visual acuity (Corrected) Keen for both distant and near objects/individuals (i.e. ability to read small print).
Differentiate various shades of gray as depicted on a black and white television monitor or photograph.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to: Moving mechanical parts; Airborne particles; Body fluids; Toxic or caustic chemicals; Risk of electrical shock; Risk of radiation.,
Work environment is clinical by nature.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Possesses the interpersonal skills to positively and effectively communicate, negotiate, and resolve conflict.
Motivation and drive for continuous development of self.
Cooperatively interacts with the health care team to support and contribute to the shared group goals.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, operating manuals, product information or regulations.
Ability to communicate with physicians and peers on a professional basis.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Ability to solve practical problems with limited standardization of variables.
Date Reviewed/Revised: August 2016