Covenant Health

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Parkwest Medical Center
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Team LEader Intervent Radiology- DSA Specl Procedures

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.


Position Summary:

This position is designed to provide supervisory leadership to staff level employees, coordinating such activities with the Imaging Department’s Director/Manager, and Shift Lead IR Nurse/Coordinator.  The team leader is expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion in performing the duties listed below. Provides 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.


If you have any questions please contact Recruiter :  Mark Fity || 865-374-8110 || MFITY@COVHLTH.COM


  • Participates in performance appraisal of staff. Participates in hiring process by providing recommendations to the imaging manager. Prepares documentation and forms for possible disciplinary actions. Provides recommendations to manager for commendations, bonuses, or other appropriate forms of recognition for outstanding performance of employees on applicable shift.  Makes work assignments and directs work activities.  Coordinates staff relief for meals, breaks, and meetings. Responsible for employee schedules, on-call coverage, and assists with payroll edits.
  • Assists in determining IVR educational needs. Provides six (6) hours of in-services per year, including training, instruction, and education to IVR nursing staff, imaging technologists and other related areas. Member of department or hospital committee with documented participation of 75%.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge of unit are such that complex patient management and physician issues are resolved independently. Serves as a role model to others by assuming the role of the team leader, responsibilities of a preceptor, cross-trains to other areas and provides education to the community and department. Maintain established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, general safety and radiation safety standards (ALARA), 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.  Proficient in sterile procedure.  Works as a scrub tech and circulator during procedures.
  • Coordinates procedures with other departments as needed. Schedules Interventional Radiology procedures. Follows up with patients post discharge as needed. Responds appropriately and timely to patients, physicians and other customers’ needs.
  • Assists in the maintenance and effective use of all equipment and supplies in the clinical areas. Responsible for inventory control.  Oversees coordination of vendor reps.
  • Stays current in Basic Life Support (BLS) and performs BLS as needed.
  • 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 or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience: 1 year IVR experience


Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain current registration as a Registered Radiology Technologist ARRT (R). Advanced certification in Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI), Cardiovascular Interventional Radiography (CV), Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI), or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) category must be obtained within 18 months of employee start date in IVR.   State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines. 


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