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Interventional Radiology Technologist

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Interventional Radiology Technologist (Job ID: 11696)Job SummaryUnder direction of radiologist, performs interventional radiography (IR) examinations at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Performs a variety of technical imagining procedures that entail application of ionizing radiation, therefore, independent judgment, technical skills and commitment to patient safety are considered requisite personal characteristics for individuals assuming the position.

Responsibilities

  • Performs high quality IR imaging studies by selecting specific software parameters that will produce a quality image for use by physicians in their determination of a diagnosis. * Prepares and administers contrast media for patient examinations according to radiologists' direction.
  • Technologist must ensure that the IV catheter, if used, is of appropriate type, size, and in the correct location for contrast administration by means of an injector. Technologists must test injector with saline prior to contrast injection. This standard cannot be exceeded.
  • Operates, on a day-to-day basis, PACS applications to include: archiving activities; image auto-routing; and pre-fetching tasks; image quality assurance and other related activities. Ensures patient safety, comfort, and personal dignity by following appropriate patient care guidelines to include use of 2 patient identifiers.
  • Transports patients to and from the Department of Radiology, as needed, to prevent patient flow delays.
  • Assists in the maintenance of department inventory by ordering, stocking, and performing inventory checks on those medical supplies utilized when performing IR examinations.
  • Verifies the physician order and relevant patient's history in the medical chart.
  • In order to provide the necessary information for radiologists to interpret images, the technologist scans all relevant clinical information into the PACS, assigns prioritization box for the radiologists' work list, and then transmits current (and comparison images, when applicable) to the PACS. T
  • Maintains imaging and processing equipment by performing scheduled cleanings and tests; results of all cleanings and tests are documented, as appropriate. Contacts service personnel and notifies supervisory staff of equipment malfunctions.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly working environment through wiping down examination tables, changing linens, stocking supplies, and washing/disinfecting IR equipment. The standard cannot be exceeded.
  • Documents, as appropriate, all pertinent information on clinical questionnaires (e.g., MRI screening form).
  • Uses Radiology Information System (RIS) system to input patient examination data and to place patient orders, when appropriate.
  • Adheres to, complies with, and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Dozen.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating/maintaining a secure, trusting environment through not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary to perform of the job responsibilities, or to improve a patient's care.
  • Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Demonstrated knowledge in how to operate IR equipment and related technology.
    • Knowledge of how to address age-specific care needs of patients.
    • Demonstrated technical skill sets in the performance of IR imaging studies.
    • Demonstrable interpersonal skill sets that lead to effective communication and collaborations.
    • Competency in interpreting physician order requests for IR imaging studies.
    • Ability to exercise prudent judgment in selecting and configuring equipment settings to compensate for patient physiologic variances.
    • Ability to consistently produce quality images of various anatomical structures.
      Education * Associate's Degree (Required) Completion of a course of study in Radiologic Technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required.
      Experience
      • Two years of experience in radiographic procedures, including six months experience required performing IR procedure, required.Credentials
        • Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
        • Registered Radiologic Technologist with ARRT, required.
        • RT Radiography (Required)
        • All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
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          Salary:$33.61 - $50.43/hrAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Interventional Radiology Technologist, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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