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Interventional Radiology Technologist ($4,000 Incentive)

Primary Location McLean, Virginia Job Number 1076426 Date posted 06/07/2022
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Description:
Perform 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:
- 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.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- 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.
Education
- 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.
 
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.
- 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.



Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A

Primary Location: Virginia,McLean,Tyson's Corner 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: Tysons Corner Medical Center - Radiology-Interventional - 1808 Travel: Yes, 50 % 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.