Interventional Radiology Technologist ($4,000 Incentive)
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- Prepares work schedules to assure that sufficient number of staff is available for patient appointments.
- Assures that staff explains Interventional Radiology procedures to patients and that consent forms are obtained.
- Provides training and guidance to assure that equipment is properly and safely operated.
- Assists staff to confirm that images meet requirements of radiologists.
- Performs quality control for procedures and equipment Documents systems failures and variances in the appropriate logbook and arranges for service when necessary.
- Makes arrangements and informs the Supervisor for maintenance and repair of Interventional Radiology equipment by contractor.
- Orders equipment, film, and supplies and assures that inventories are properly managed.
- Assures that patient information files are prepared and filed correctly.
- Reviews and submits reports showing the number and type of examinations conducted.
- Performs QC Lead duties as an Interventional Radiology Technologist as required.
- Performs other related QC Lead duties as directed.
- 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.
- Three (3) years of recent (within the last 12 months) experience as a Radiologic Technologist, including one year of recent experience in Interventional Radiology (IR) required.
- Graduate of a certified/accredited ARRT program required.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Certification by American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) required.
- Certification in Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology (CV),orVascular Interventional Radiology (VI),orCardiac Interventional Radiology (CI), issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required within one year of employment.
- Licensure in appropriate jurisdiction required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
- 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.
- Required to stand, push, pull and lift patients.
- Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
- Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.
- In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
- May be required to lift objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.