The Diagnostic Radiologic Interventional technologist works alongside interventional radiologists and nurses. An interventional technologist assists the interventional radiologist with diagnostic and angiographic procedures, complex vascular and nonvascular interventional and therapeutic procedures. Interventional technologists are required to have a combination of technical, Radiologic and clinical skills. He or She performs many duties during an interventional procedure. The technologist is responsible for obtaining all equipment needed for a procedure, positioning and imaging patients, resolving equipment issues, and demonstrating knowledge of human anatomy, radiation safety, interventional supplies and equipment operation. He or She operates and maintains diagnostic x-ray and ultrasound equipment in the performance of patient care. Responsible for all duties related to imaging patient care; RIS data management; general clerical; physician assistance; patient transportation and other related duties as necessary. Under Supervision of the Interventional Radiology Nurse Manager and according to established policies and procedures for various age groups of patients, assists with the performance with interventional procedures in order to assist Radiologists in the diagnosis and treatment of illness. Assists with the performance of radiographic procedures according to protocols established for various age groups of patients, at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Assists with the performance of a wide variety of technical procedures including, but not limited to, aortogram runoffs, arches, carotids, extremities, and cerebrals. These exams will require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiological diagnosis. These exams will be in a sterile environment and the above listed will require atrial access. Assumes responsibility for designated area and/or procedures, as required. Serves as resource person, assists with work schedule, interdepartmental committees, assists with policies, protocol and QA program development, and ensures proper safety protocols are followed. The duties of the Interventional Radiologic Technologist consist of but is not limited to the following: Responsible for assisting physicians during multiple examinations of the circulatory, alimentary and skeletal systems through angiographic and radiographic Utilizes angiographic equipment and instrumentation digital imaging, data acquisition, post-processing, digital subtraction techniques, and image archiving. Display setup, 3-D reconstruction, multi-modality power injectors for Angiography, Ultrasound, catheters, guide wires, needles, implantable devices and reusable medical equipment (RME). Responsible for patient education · Inform patient as well as get consent for procedures. Create an assessment and monitor medications, IV therapy, asepsis and sterile technique, emergency care, and cardiac life support. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, indications and contraindications for procedures. Work Schedule: This position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments. Regular operational hours are Monday - Friday, excluding Federal Regulations. IR 0700-1730. Off Tour/On-call in IR is required and will provide on-call coverage after regular hours for urgent/emergent operative/procedural cases. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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