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Invasive Technologist Traveler

Company: CHI Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Work in the heart of by joining our new Upper Midwest Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Internal Travel Program!

As an Invasive Technologist Traveler in our Travel Program throughout our Midwest locations at CHI Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, you will bring your clinical expertise to provide exceptional patient care across multiple units.

You'll join an established team of Invasive Technologists i n our Upper Midwest Travel Float Pool, who share your passion in caring for patients experiencing cardiovascular issues. Our Invasive Technologists are highly trained when it comes to delivering specialized heart-related diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Your success in this role comes from a blend of your keen assessment skills and a sense of urgency. You have the ability to remain calm and focused in emergent situations. Your critical thinking skills enhance your care plans as you know what to do as well as the expected outcomes.

The Upper Midwest Internal Travel Program is a skilled workforce pool of CHI Health clinicians who take temporary assignments throughout 29 hospitals across the Midwest Division, in North Dakota, Minnesota, and occasionally in Nebraska and Iowa. The 6-12 week assignments will be based on patient need with our travelers going where staff is needed most. The Midwest Internal Travel Program allows us to respond more quickly to the greatest areas of need with qualified clinicians who know our policies, procedures, and core values.

Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonus

May be eligible for up to $10,000 in Educational Assistance

Travel Differential, Housing Stipend and a $10,000 SignOn Bonus to new hires who meet the requirements

What you'll do

  • Assists with pre- procedure education and preparing patient for procedure.
  • Collaborates with other staff to assure patient has a thorough understanding of procedure and is able to answer questions as needed.
  • Assures patient is positioned properly for the procedure.
  • Assures EKG electrodes are properly placed and cardiac electrodes correctly applied.
  • Assures skin is prepped and sterilized appropriately prior to procedural draping.
  • Sets up patient and sterile equipment in accordance to the performing physician's preferences.
  • Scrubs and assists physicians during procedures.
  • Assists physician in sterile placement of invasive and hemodynamic monitoring equipment.
  • Uses fine motor skills to assist physician with the placement/deployment/use of invasive catheters, wires, balloons, stents, structural heart devices, Intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation equipment, percutaneous left ventricular assist devices, implantable cardiac devices, and electrophysiology catheters/3-D intra-cardiac conduction mapping.
  • Performs monitoring function throughout procedures. Documents clinical information in patient record.
  • Operates hemodynamic monitoring equipment.
  • Recognize and report changes in the cardiac rhythm.
  • Recognize and report changes in hemodynamic waveforms.
  • Accurately documents the flow of events from start thru completion of procedure.
  • Performs arterial and/or venous sheath removal utilizing deployment of closure devices, manual pressure, or mechanical compression and transport patients.
  • Performs daily maintenance, quality assurance testing, equipment cleaning, and supply re-stocking.
  • Effectively communicates and works cooperatively with team members, patients, families, guests, and providers.
  • On-call rotation may be required and must be able to respond to emergent within 30 minutes of notification.
  • Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.
  • Demonstrates work practices consistent with CHI Health and department-specific safety, security, infection control, and HIPAA policies.
  • Resource floating within the metro area may be required in order to provide staffing support to other campuses. Qualifications
    • Graduate of an AMA approved program in Radiologic Technology.
    • Registered Radiologic Technologist R T(R) credential from the ARRT or a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) credential from CCI.
    • New graduates who are registry eligible may be considered. RT(R) or RCIS credential must be obtained within 6 months of start date.
    • For those who hold an RTR credential, must possess a Me dical Radiographer License in Nebraska and/or a Diagnostic Radiographer Permit in Iowa to practice. License or permit must be held in the state(s) in which you practice.
    • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers is required upon hire .
    • Prior experience in the cardiac cath l ab or interventional radiology.
    • Knowledge of radiographic views and equipment.
    • Knowledge of EKG rhythms and abnormalities.
    • Knowledge of cardiac and vascular anatomy.
    • AH A Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification within 90 days of start date. While you're busy impacting the healthcare industry, we'll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, life insurance, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance and more!

      Pay Range
      $25.18 - $36.52 /hour

Keywords: CHI Health, Fargo , Invasive Technologist Traveler, Other , Fargo, North Dakota

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