DaVita Interventional Radiologic Technologist in San Diego, California
This is a Full time, Monday through Friday, day-shift position. We are seeking a radiologic technologist (RT) with general diagnostic, special procedures or cardiac catherization experience to join our vascular clinical team.
Performs radiographic procedures and studies with a thorough understanding of standard radiography and fluoroscopy. Responsible for maintenance of quality assurance for radiologic safety, equipment and the development of imaging acquired during interventional procedures performed in the Interventional / Vascular Procedure Suites. Cross trains in scrubbing with the ability and the knowledge to assist the interventionalists and vascular surgeons in the performance of all non-invasive and invasive procedures. Demonstrates the highest level of professionalism when interacting with patients, families, physicians. Demonstrate knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned.
We invite you to contact us in regard to a position as a Radiologic Technologist at the San Diego Vascular Access Center located at 6402 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 100. San Diego, CA 92115.
In this position, you will be responsible for assisting the clinical team with vascular access procedures while operating a C-Arm, scrubbing in for interventional procedures, and providing support to the clinical team during pre- and post procedure activities. Additional responsibilities include cleaning and sterilizing instruments, maintaining inventory of medical supplies, and participating in general center operations. As a member of our team, you will interact with patients, physicians and dialysis facilities as part of our community educational program, and also participate in other educational outreach initiatives.
Assist clinical team with patient and procedure room preparation and post-procedure clean-up
Assist in interventional procedures by operating the C-Arm, scrub-in for procedures including but not limited to angiograms, angioplasty, thrombectomy, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheters, vein mapping, and accessory vein ligation; clean and sterilize instruments - maintain sterile field during procedures and notify interventionalist of any break in sterile procedure which may compromise the procedure or patient safety; count needles, sponges and instruments as required; track use of medications and supplies during procedures
Monitor and maintain adequate inventory of medical supplies both for the center and in the procedure room
Assist as needed with the effective operation of the vascular access center
Maintain radiology safety-monitoring procedures and serve as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for the center
Assist in scheduling patients for vascular access procedures and provide assistance in transporting patients within the center
Participate in community education activities regarding access center
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to: work overtime with little or no notice as needed; work in other centers as needed; attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed; know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures; know, understand, and comply with all Lifeline clinical and business policies and procedures
Consistent, regular, punctual attendance as scheduled is an essential responsibility of this position
High School Diploma, GED or foreign equivalent
1 year of experience in a Cardiac Cath Lab or I.R. (2 or more years preferred)
Current ARRT, CRT (F, R) certifications
Current CPR certification (Issued by American Heart Association provider)
Graduate of an approved Radiology program (ARRT)
CRT license and CA Fluoroscopy certification
Speak and read English fluently. Bi-lingual is preferred.
Knowledge of aseptic / sterile technique
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills; professional demeanor; skill to work collaboratively in a team environment
Ability to take direction, recognize emergent situations and respond appropriately
Lifeline Vascular Access works with premier physician practices to develop and manage outpatient centers that provide focused and coordinated vascular access procedures to patients receiving hemodialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We currently manage more than 60 physician-owned vascular access centers where we provide physician practices with financial and outcomes reporting, staffing and training, facility operations, regulatory compliance, and insurance billing services. The Lifeline network of managed vascular access centers is accredited by the Joint Commission. Lifeline Vascular Access is a business unit of DaVita Inc., the nation's largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States, dedicated to providing services to patients diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. DaVita Inc. is a member of the Fortune 500, servicing patients in 43 states and in more than 1,300 outpatient dialysis centers. DaVita also provides acute inpatient dialysis services to patients in more than 800 hospitals across the country. DaVita's clinical outcomes consistently rank above the national average serving more than one-third of the dialysis population.
We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, continuing education support, and tuition reimbursement. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.
Visit our website at www.lifelinevascularaccess.com . Apply online at www.careers.davita.com .
DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.
DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.