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Interventional Radiology Tech-UHC Radiology-Full Time in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1214 Coolidge Street
    Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/5/2018

Job Description

SUMMARY:

The Interventional Radiologic Technologist will implement a patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan within the IR suite. Under direct supervision of the physicians, the technologist will assist in performing diagnostic treatment and interventional procedures on patients according to the department protocol to achieve optimum diagnosis. The technologist will also be responsible for performing routine to complex diagnostic and therapeutic technical procedures in the interventional radiology.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs daily equipment checks for performance quality and maintains equipment used within the  IR/special procedures lab: cineless computer system, cineless fluoro unit, 3D imaging, etc.
  • Prepares for operation of equipment pertinent to case and completion of case.
  • Makes sure all data transfer to the cineless system is transported and stored properly.
  • Enters patients on log for permanent records and billing purposes and assigns cineless numbers to all patients.
  • Prepares procedure room with appropriate tray, supplies, and support equipment. Supplies are provided or retrieved expediently with accuracy and reasonably anticipated prior to start of procedure.
  • Assist with patient positioning, proper equipment positioning, and selection of radiation exposure parameters and image the patient.
  • Circulates within the procedure room, remains in room, engaged with procedure, and assists with any requests.
  • Communicates with all members of the health care team.
  • The IR Technologist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements to his needs.
  • Has ability to recognize waveforms and perform hemodynamic measurements on the hemodynamic system currently in use. Able to monitor patients’ blood pressure and heart rate/rhythm during procedure and notify physician if something appears abnormal.
  • Competent to perform in scrub tech role, setting up and maintaining sterility throughout the entire procedure, assist the physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of, peripheral vascular, interventional radiology and interventional neurology treatments such as implanting pacemakers, assisting in angioplasties and embolizations, and other such treatments deemed necessary by the physician.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding and working knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology, radiation safety, interventional supplies and equipment operation. Uses professional judgment and critical thinking when performing procedures.
  • Maintains a high degree of accuracy and an awareness of all radiation and patient safety issues involved with any invasive procedure. Reports fluoro times to physicians at standard intervals. Guides non-RT personnel in safe radiation practices.
  • Maintains expertise on assigned inventory and acts as a resource to the other staff and physicians. Works closely with the leadership to communicate changes in stock and appropriate par levels. Becomes a “Train the Trainer” for assigned equipment.
  • Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to produce contrast enhanced radiographs of heart, brain, and cardiovascular system. 3D imaging is performed and analyzed accurately. Injects contrast medium into patients’ blood vessels.
  • Completes appropriate competency checklist for area of practice. Completes bi-annual continuing education hours. Supervises or serves as a preceptor to orientees.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of charting system. When not in rad/scrub tech role participates in charting specifics of the procedure.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to pull arterial/venous sheaths and holds manual pressure to obtain hemostasis with documented competencies.
  • Has technical knowledge and skill on any devices, machinery, and equipment specific to the Cath Lab/Special Procedures
  • Has knowledge and skill with documented competencies for deployment of vascular closure devices
  • Transports patients within department, to and from waiting area as needed. Follows infection control and safety guidelines.
  • Ability to work as a team member, to work in a stressful environment, to follow directions/instructions of his/her supervisor. Consistent attendance is required. Complies with all LGH policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to assume call at supervisor’s assignment and discretion.
  • Basic understanding of computer technology.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee.  The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of Radiological Technology.
  • Current Louisiana license.
  • Scrub experience preferred.
  • BLS within 30 days of hire
  • Falls prevention, OSHA, Corporate Compliance and Restraints to be completed within 30 days of hire and renewed annually.
  • Maintains annual departmental competencies.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer
  • Various

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is medium to heavy and requires lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Performs all duties using proper body mechanics.
  • Requires long periods of standing with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling, and reaching to prepare equipment, materials or objects with protective lead apron on.
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination.
  • Hazards of radiation should be considered for women of child-bearing age.

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.