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Radiologic Technologist - Lifeline

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Position Description

This is a Per Diem position. We are seeking a Radiologic Technologist (RT) with dialysis, interventional radiology, cardiac cath lab, special procedures, operating room, med/surg or critical care experience to join our vascular clinical team. 
 
If this sounds like the perfect fit, please feel free to send me a copy of your resume - Kathleen.mcbride@davita.com. Don't forget to apply!
 
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This position assists the clinical team with vascular access procedures, maintaining a sterile field, and providing support during pre- and post procedure activities.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive.
  • 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

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
(Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required)
      • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification required; Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology (CV-IR) certification preferred
    • State license and/or fluoroscopic permit to practice radiologic technology if required by state law
  • Associate’s Degree in Science or successful completion of a formal educational program accepted by ARRT required
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in general diagnostic, special procedures, or cardiac catheterization required with demonstrated knowledge of sterile techniques
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required
     
ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION
  • Commitment to DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional groups
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills; ability to interact positively with teammates at all levels across the company
    • Approachable and open
  • Demonstrated strengths in organizational, attention-to-detail, follow-through, analytical, reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and within a team and to foster a positive work environment
  • Demonstrated exactness in attention to detail
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position
 
Vision requirements
Vision adequate to perform essential duties and responsibilities of position
 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical requirements can vary. These must be reviewed with management. However, in general, the position requires the following physical activities:
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 5 pounds to a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted; able to stand for extended periods of time and to perform repetitive stooping, walking, stretching, reaching, with some sitting; full range of body motions required to lift patients, wear a lead apron, and lift supplies

 

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 1,500 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. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. 
 
Visit our website at http://www.lifelinevascularaccess.com/ .  Apply online at http://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. 

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We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Radiologic Technologist - Lifeline
  • Job Function: Radiology
  • Location: Palm Desert, California