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Interventional Radiology Technologist

Location Halethorpe, Maryland Job Number 988810 Date posted 10/11/2021
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Description:
Performs routine & highly specialized diagnostic & therapeutic interventional radiology procedures on patients following established parameters/protocols for use by physicians in diagnosis & treatment of pathologies under general supervision.


Essential Functions:
- Operates extremely technical imaging equipment and applies ionizing radiation to the patient in accordance with standard operating procedures, according to departmental policies, procedures/protocols and as appropriate for the particular patient.
- Performs diagnostic & therapeutic procedures, utilizing image-guided surgical procedures, sterile technique and radiographic technique.
- Uses proper radiation safety measures to conform to the ALARA principle according to departmental Radiation Safety Policies & Procedures.
- Operates laser imagers, and Radiographic / Fluoroscopic equipment to obtain radiographic images.
- Critiques radiographs for quality and accuracy.
- Reviews history and pertinent images with designated Interventional Radiologist to assure appropriate application of procedure.
- Assists physicians with specialized diagnostic and interventional procedures by handling equipment, preparing procedure and instrument trays, prepping and explaining procedures to patients and other related tasks under the supervision of an Interventional Radiologist.
- Uses EKG equipment, Intravenous pumps, Blood Pressure equipment, pulse oximeter and related routine equipment to maintain continuous patient care while patient is undergoing procedure.
- Prepares radiopaque materials for administration by Radiologist.
- Opens contrast material, maintaining integrity of the sterile syringes, needles, and draws-up contrast for injection in accordance with departmental procedures.
- Demonstrates basic competencies in processing images and troubleshooting. Performs minor trouble shooting operations. Initiates calls for equipment problems.
- Communicates effectively with patients, nurses, and physicians, particularly regarding information on angiography procedures requiring specialized patient preparation.
- Communicates with clinicians regarding patient preparation for angiography/ interventional procedures, procedure results and to assist in resolving problems as needed.
- Maintains proper documentation for internal and external Regulatory compliance.
- Maintains pertinent patient and procedure documentation in Kaiser Medical Record Systems such as Centricity, KP Health Connect, etc., as applicable.
- Assists in maintaining perpetual inventory count and scans product not in inventory systems.
- Assists in maintaining a smooth operational flow & maximum patient volume.
- Assumes many roles within an interventional procedure: Scrubs in & assists the physician in the surgical procedures. Circulates w/in the procedure room & procure all equipment needed for any given procedure. Positions the patient, select radiation exposure parameters & image the patient. Maintains a high degree of accuracy & an awareness of all radiation & patient safety issues involved w/ any invasive procedure. Demonstrates a thorough understanding & working knowledge of normal anatomy, abnormal anatomy & physiology, radiation safety, interventional supplies & equipment operation. Recognizes & resolves equipment operations. Recognizes & resolves equipment problems & discrepancies anticipate patient needs & concerns, & determines the appropriate care needed. Uses professional judgment & critical thinking when performing procedures.
- Performs other related duties as directed.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Minimum three (3) years of recent (within the last 12 months) experience as a Radiologic Technologist, including one (1) year of recent experience in Interventional Radiology (IR) required.
Education
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.


- Proper documentation of education (i.e. copies of diplomas, transcripts, or International Equivalency Report) is required. International Equivalency Report required if diploma or GED issued outside of the United States.

License, Certification, Registration



- Graduate of a certified/accredited ARRT program required.

- Certification by American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) required.


- Certification in Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology (CV), or Vascular Interventional Radiology (VI), or Cardiac Interventional Radiology (CI), issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required within one year of employment.


- MD Licensure required.


- Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

 
Additional Requirements:

- Ability to perform all phases of Interventional Radiologic procedures including assisting as an IR scrub tech



 

- Demonstrated ability to perform all procedures and processes as determined by the employer


- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to walk simple correspondence.


- Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other incumbents of the organization.


- Comprehensive knowledge of radiology principles and practices including anatomy and physiology, radiation protection and physics, and radiographic positioning.


- Ability to operate all radiology equipment, such as, radiographic machines, radiographic/fluoroscopic machines, Interventional Radiology associated equipment, associated surgical equipment, and image processors


- Demonstrate ability and knowledge of age specific competency in providing care to the patient.


- Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to internal and external customers.


- Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.


- Knowledge of customer focused service requirements of the organization.


- Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with members and coworkers.


- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.


- Ability of float between various locations within primary service area


Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A



 
Primary Location: Maryland,Halethorpe,South Baltimore County Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: S. Balt. county Med Center - Radiology-Interventional - 1808 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.