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Interventional Technologist

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Professional Clinical/Allied Health
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2018-R0191667 Requisition #
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Interventional Technologist

Shift: PRN / with call

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

1.       Proper assessment of the patient and their abilities to participate in ordered procedure. Provides a clear explanation of the procedure including; duration, process, and what to expect following completion. Verifies informed consent for and assists physician with interventional procedures; needle localization, aspiration, biopsies, and other invasive procedures.  Practices aseptic and sterile techniques as necessary and observes universal precautions. Provides patient education as appropriate.

2.       Selection of the proper equipment, setting correct technical factors, procedure protocols and gathers proper supplies prior to performance of the procedure. Recognizes all radiation safety standards including “Image Gently” and “Image Wisely” and MR safety standards. Understands and follows all rules around radiation protection including wearing of lead protection when utilizing fluoroscopy or when there is a possibility of exposure i.e. CT room, performing portable exams etc.

3.      Obtains clear and complete history from the patient and or patient record and records that data into patient record to assist in image interpretation and future patient encounters.

4.      Is able to perform quality assessment of images obtained and is able to evaluate equipment issues and reports assessment to supervisor, manager or director.

5.      Ensures all equipment is in working order at the beginning of the day and prior to starting of a procedure. Performs any performance and quality tests on equipment as required including ACR quality requirements. Checks all supplies for outdates prior to use and reports any shortages, variations or failures of equipment to supervisor, manager or director for follow-up. Uses CHI incident reporting system to report any patient injuries or concerns, equipment or supply failures or malfunctions, medication reaction or errors, and visitor or personal injury or exposure.

6.        Is responsible to participate in and have a good understanding of all department, campus and system quality improvement projects, the ACR accreditation process, Radiation Safety, ALARA, MQSA, and State Regulations as they apply to staffs license or certifications. Be familiar with the requirements of CMS and Joint Commission and be able to speak to all department processes around quality and environment of care.   


Required Education: Graduate of a Radiologic Technology Program


Required Licensure and Certifications:

BLS required upon hire

ARRT Board Certified in Radiology

Must hold a valid Medical Radiography or General Radiology Technologist Permit to Practice license in  Iowa


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Understands methods and is capable of performing venipuncture’s as required for position


Demonstrated ability to set and maintain multiple priorities in an environment with shifting priorities, while providing accurate deliverables in a timely fashion


Must be self-motivated, and able to take ownership of projects/assignments


Must be a team player with excellent follow-up and customer service skills


Strong interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills

Interpersonal skills in dealing with guests and team members

Preferred Qualifications:

Six to nine months experience in radiology preferred


If Cardiac Catheter lab included in duties ACLS required


Certification in IR or RCIS, preferred  


ARRT Board Certified in CT within one year of hire, if appropriate

ARRT Board Certified in Mammography within one year of hire, if appropriate




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CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities, a free standing emergency department, more than 150 employed physician practice locations and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.

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