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Interventional Radiology (IR) Technologist

West Raleigh

Summary

Perform diagnostic and interventional imaging exams for interventional radiology (IR) patients. Support our IR radiologists during these exams. Ensure proper patient prep, instrument sterilization, and safety. Healthcare professional must have a current ARRT registration and 2-5 years of vascular and interventional radiology experience is preferred.

Job Duties

  • Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others. Will collaborate care with IR nurses and work as a unified team with all IR employees.
  • Assists with history and physical assessment for patients undergoing invasive procedures.
  • Explains procedures and treatments to patients to gain patient cooperation and understanding and alleviate apprehension.
  • Prepares patient for procedure by positioning and using appropriate equipment.
  • Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to produce contrast-enhanced images of diagnostic and interventional procedures. Provides technical assistance as needed.
  • Observes patient to monitor patient safety and comfort level. Takes corrective action as appropriate.
  • Assists Physician in diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Documents procedures in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and state regulations.
  • Calculates, prepares and administers proper contrast as prescribed by the authorized physician.
  • Maintains equipment and room in good operating condition. Troubleshoots equipment problems and aids in coordinating repairs and rescheduling patients as necessary.
  • Prepares sterile trays and sterile fields utilizing proper aseptic technique.
  • Prepares all appropriate paperwork, and otherwise throughout the department
  • Complies with policies and procedures.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal growth and development and professional accountability.
  • COMMUNICATION: Uses appropriate methods to clearly convey information to others in an engaging way, which helps others understand and retain the message.
  • COLLABORATION: Works with others respectfully and openly; provides help to achieve shared goals.
  • SERVICE: Anticipates and meets or exceeds all patient/customer needs and pro-actively takes responsibility for ensuring their quality care experiences.
  • SAFETY: Meets or exceeds patient and co-worker safety requirements while promoting and achieving quality outcomes.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership for goals and outcomes; effectively and efficiently uses available resources to successfully complete tasks.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Identifies opportunities and takes action to continuously improve processes. Maintains effectiveness and flexibility during change.

Position Requirements

  • Associate or two-year degree in radiography
  • Current ARRT registration
  • 2-5 years of experience with Vascular and Interventional Radiology preferred
  • Current CPR certificate and ability to complete OSHA training
  • Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
  • Ability to communicate with patients and co-workers
  • Ability to stand, sit, kneel, walk and crouch
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 75lbs
  • Proficiency with most major equipment hardware and software
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