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Interventional Radiologic Technologist

Location: Los Angeles, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 707698 Date posted: 06/21/2018
Description:

Under general supervision, perform routine & highly specialized diagnostic & therapeutic interventional radiology procedures on patients following established parameters/protocols for use by physicians in diagnosis & treatment of pathologies. Assist in maintaining a smooth operational flow & maximum patient volume. The cardiovascular-interventional technologist assumes many roles w/in an interventional procedure. Cardiovascular-interventional technologists: Scrub in & assist the physician in the surgical procedure. Circulate w/in the procedure room & procure all equipment needed for any given procedure. Position the patient, select radiation exposure parameters & image the patient. Maintain a high degree of accuracy & an awareness of all radiation & patient safety issues involved w/ any invasive procedure. Demonstrate a thorough understanding & working knowledge of normal anatomy, abnormal anatomy & physiology, radiation safety, interventional supplies & equipment operation. Recognize & resolve equipment operations. Recognize & resolve equipment problems & discrepancies anticipate patient needs & concerns & determine the appropriate care needed. Use professional judgment & critical thinking when performing procedures. Will be required to take standby.



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.
- 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. May include the insertion of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC's) with certification and documented training.
- 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.
- Assists in maintaining perpetual inventory count and scans product not in inventory systems.

Pay Grade: 27



Basic Qualifications:

- Recent (within the last 12 months) minimum three (3) years of experience as a Radiologic Technologist, including one (1) year of recent experience in Interventional Radiology (IR). May substitute one year IR experience with successful completion of the department's formal IR training program.
- Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
- Possess current and valid advanced certification in Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology (CV), Vascular Interventional Radiology (VI), or Cardiac Interventional Radiology (CI), issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
- Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health. 
- BLS certification.
- Comprehensive knowledge of radiology principles and practices including anatomy and physiology, radiation protection and physics, radiographic positioning, surgical and nursing procedures.
- Ability to operate all radiology equipment, such as, radiographic machines, radiographic/fluoroscopic machines, Interventional Radiology associated equipment, associated surgical equipment, and image processors
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit/area/department policies and procedures.
- Ability to use computer systems to manage patient information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills are required in order to work with patients, medical and nursing personnel.
- Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.



Preferred Qualifications:


- Ability to take a call and respond within 45 min of call. 

- One year prior Interventional Radiology Experience and or Neuro IR to include scrubbing for diagnostic and interventional cases. 

- ARRT VI certification.



Notes:

- Rotating weekends.

- Days and hours will vary due to operational needs.
Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,4867 Sunset Medical Center 4867 W. Sunset Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:30 PM Working Hours End: 9:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Interventional Radiology Travel: No 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.

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