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Interventional Radiology Technologist

Company: ECHN
Location: Springfield
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Interventional Radiology Technologist is responsible for providing patient services using invasive cardiovascular technology under the direction of a physician, leading to the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired organ and vascular disease. # Responsible for performing routine to complex diagnostic and therapeutic technical procedures at a level that does not require constant supervision of technical detail. Interventional Radiology Technologist assists in the performance of a variety of procedures requiring independent judgment, good knowledge of anatomy, and high technical knowledge of equipment. The technologist has a constant awareness of infection control standards, the importance of sterility and an acute awareness of patient care protocols # EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Must be a high school graduate. #American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Board certified. Vascular-Interventional (VI) Radiography Certification by the ARRT preferred. Maintain a valid State of Connecticut License to practice Radiographic technical procedures. On an on-going basis the incumbent must obtain the mandatory number of continued educational units (CEU#s) needed to maintain the currency of state licensure.# The employee must take and pass ECHN#s mandatory annual education program and meet the ECHN age-specific knowledge/skill requirement, annually. Must be BLS Certified. Employee must have access to reliable transportation to travel between multiple work sites; and travel is required in order to perform essential duties. # COMPETENCIES: Requires advanced math skills in physics in order to understand and set the level of radiation exposure to the patient and themselves for the process.# Must have a complete working knowledge in the principals of physics, anatomy, medical terminology, sterile technique and radiation protection as it relates to Radiology practice.# The ability to speak, read and write using the English language is required in order to read procedures that are ordered, communicate with patients.# . The incumbent must be able to effectively communicate with individuals from all age groups and demonstrate patience and empathy with patients.# Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills. Positive professional demeanor is projected through verbal and non-verbal communications.# Bilingual capabilities in English and Spanish are desirable, but not required.# Successfully complete ECHN#s High Reliability Organization Education.# # # ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.# They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.# These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.# Eastern Connecticut Health Network reserves the right to change or assign other duties and responsibilities to this position. # Performs all routine radiographic procedures according to department standards, protocols and guidelines required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the State of Connecticut. Provides proper clinical patient care while performing diagnostic procedures. Critiques and assesses the overall quality of images taken.# Uses a combination of skill, experience and judgment in improving the quality of images (i.e.; adjusts the contrast, manipulates the size of the image, annotates, etc.).## Provides careful critique and assessment of image quality. Exhibits and maintains a familiarity with the capabilities of radiographic equipment. Sterile technique policies and practices are followed and monitored. Maintains adequate stock levels and personal protection equipment in the Angio Suite. Actively participates in the maintenance of stock and inventory cycle counts. Maintains professionalism in line with ECHN#s Core Values during stressful situations with minimal disruption of professional capabilities. Exhibits accuracy in computer patient and diagnostic procedure documentation. Exhibits a willingness to accomplish a task and works well as a team member. Keeps abreast of the advances of this modality. Efficiently and effectively provides procedural support for a variety of patient procedures Patient is positioned properly for procedure Total Fluoro times are reported to the physicians at standard intervals. Wears radiation badge every day of work. Guides non RT personnel in safe radiation practices. Responsible for achieving quality assurance measures and requirements. Quality images are consistently sent to PACS. Universal Protocol checklists are completed properly. Assist in training of newly hired staff. Successfully completes any continuing education, staff meetings and training Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities Feedback is solicited and accepted in a positive manner. Accountability for actions and decisions is demonstrated in daily work. Productive work habits are consistently displayed. #Serves, manages and supports internal and external customers. Change is met with positive supportive behavior. #Help is offered to others to solve problems and complete tasks to facilitate communication and positive team dynamics.

Keywords: ECHN, Springfield , Interventional Radiology Technologist, Healthcare , Springfield, Massachusetts

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