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Interventional Radiologic Technologist II

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Proficiently operates angiographic and ultrasound equipment used to perform basic to advanced procedures on inpatients and outpatients. Must perform and be proficient with all of the following procedures if performed at assigned facility or by assigned specialty at ASLMC (neuroendovascular, interventional radiology or interventional cardiology), which includes carotid stenting, cerebral intervention including embolization, coiling/stenting, angiograms and/or vertebro, kyphoplasty, chemo therapy, thera sphere embolization, adrenal and petrosal sampling, cryo and Radio Frequency (RF) ablation, and/or aortic aneurysm repair, advanced imaging applications, and complex peripheral interventions.
  • Assists with interventional and surgical procedures as a scrub assistant with competent knowledge of equipment and equipment options, while working seamlessly with the attending and resident physicians. Serves as a resource to physicians on procedural equipment options.
  • Monitors patients and alerts staff of life threatening changes in patient status. Applies the defibrillator and performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation when required. Provides assistance with emergency procedures, responding quickly and effectively as they occur.
  • Identifies and processes images, assuring that images are of diagnostic quality. Assists clinical engineering staff in evaluating digital equipment to maintain consistent image quality.
  • Compares requisitions to physician orders to ensure ordered exam accuracy.
  • Post-processes images as directed and accurately identifies and labels images, identifying patient name, medical record unit (MRU) number, and location or position of scan on all images.
  • Maintains records in accordance with various regulatory agencies, and enters patient and study information into the radiology information system, and documents billing codes of procedures performed to ensure accurate patient charges.
  • Serves as a technical resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff. Acts as a resource to staff at own facility and throughout the system.
  • Facilitates clinical problem solving and collaborates with other departments to provide education on managing patients after procedures, and any other imaging department processes and procedures.
  • Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the departments policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
    • Radiographer license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
    • Registered Technologist (RT) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months, and
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.Education Required:
      • Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Radiologic Technology.Experience Required:
        • Typically requires 2 years of experience in an Interventional Radiologic Technologist role.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
          • Advanced knowledge in radiology positioning and techniques.
          • Advanced knowledge of basic radiation safety and aseptic techniques.
          • Advanced knowledge of anatomy that includes vascular and/or cerebral.
          • Advanced knowledge of physician protocols and ability to work effectively with diverse providers.
          • Advanced knowledge of embolic and thrombolytic materials, physiologic monitoring equipment, and surgical scrub technique to be able to assist the provider.
          • Proficiency in suturing vascular access sheaths.
          • Ability to work independently.
          • Intermediate computer skills.Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
            • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above shoulders frequently throughout the workday.
            • Must be able to:
            • - lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
            • - lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
            • - carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
            • Must be able to:
            • - push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
            • - perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present.
            • May be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation hazards as well as blood and body fluids; therefore, personal protective equipment must be worn as necessary.
            • Must have clear speech, vision, and hearing.
            • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha , Interventional Radiologic Technologist II, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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