Interventional Radiology Technologist, DSA Special Procedures
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Position Summary: Provide assistance to the radiologist, surgeon and/or anesthesiologist in performing diagnostic angiographic procedures, complex peripheral and neuro interventional procedures, measuring vascular parameters such as but not limited to blood flow velocity, vascular dynamics, intravascular pressure measurements, oximetry determination, trans-hepatic pressure measurements and pulmonary pressure measurements. The technologist assists in all phases of catheterization procedure including but not limited to insertion of the catheter, operation of various electronic instruments and calculation of vascular dynamic data. Performs 3-D angiography cath volume measurements and intraprocedural CT scans. Performs ultrasound for vascular access.
- Clinical expertise and knowledge of unit are such that complex patient management and physician issues are resolved independently.
- Serves in other areas as needed and provides education and training to new staff members, students, other departments, as well as other Covenant Facilities in IVR and/or Hybrid.
- Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, general safety and radiation safety standards, and equipment quality control.
- Actively participates in the orientation and training of new employees and students.
- Demonstrates proficiency in complex clinical skills to include but not limited to; catheters, sheaths, guidewires, intra-arterial angioplasty balloons, atherectomy and mechanical thrombectomy devices., stents, complex percutaneous transluminal arterial angioplasty, neurovascular embolization, radio-embolization, acute stroke intervention, complex intracranial vascular procedures and liver segment volume calculations, lymphangiography, TIPS, biopsies, TACE, gastrostomy and nephrostomy tubes, pleurx drains, and biliary drains.
- Demonstrates proficiency in vascular anatomy and physiology, correlating pressure wave forms and rhythm analysis.
- Proficient in patient assessment, monitoring and sterile technique as required
- Assists in the maintenance and effective use of all equipment and supplies in the clinical areas.
- Member of performance improvement and/ or education teams.
- Responds appropriately and timely to patients, physicians and other customers needs.
- Keeps abreast of all new educational vascular and neuro technology and procedures.
- Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
- Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Prefer three (3) years’ experience radiology technologist ARRT (R).
Licensure Requirement: Must hold current registration as a Registered Radiology Technologist (ARRT (R). Prefer advanced certification in Vascular-Interventional Radiography (VI) and/or Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CV) category designation. If not, must obtain within 16 months of employee start date. Current CPR required.