Interventional Radiology Technologist
Company: Denver Health
Posted on: January 26, 2023
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge in how to operate IR equipment and
- Knowledge of how to address age-specific care needs of
- Demonstrated technical skill sets in the performance of IR
- Demonstrable interpersonal skill sets that lead to effective
communication and collaborations.
- Competency in interpreting physician order requests for IR
- Ability to exercise prudent judgment in selecting and
configuring equipment settings to compensate for patient
- Ability to consistently produce quality images of various
Education * Associate's Degree (Required) Completion of a course of
study in Radiologic Technology approved by the American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required.
- Two years of experience in radiographic procedures, including
six months experience required performing IR procedure,
- Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association
- 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.
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
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