Rad Tech - IR
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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 7/15/2017
VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
JOB DESCRIPTIONCompany: VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
Facility: VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals at Richmond
Department: Operating Room Personnel
VCU Health Systems Operating Room Personnel is seeking a full time and part time Radiology Tech-IR. The practice of interventional radiography in our OR (cardiology and vascular) is performed by a team of ten IR technologists responsible for the administration of ionizing radiation to humans of all ages (newborn to geriatric) for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes.
We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center with a hybrid suite in the operating room! Our dynamic cases include doing endovascular with open procedures. Our teams work hand in hand with operating room RNS and Surgical technologists. Team members must be familiar with power injectors, Siemens Angiographic equipment, Intravascular Ultrasound, all Interventional Equipment and Supplies. An interventional technologist performs radiographic and other procedures and related techniques, producing images at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Interventional Radiography integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information and/or therapeutic outcomes. An interventional technologist recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of a procedure.
An interventional technologist must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology. Interventional technologists must maintain a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning and exposure technique. They must possess, utilize, and maintain knowledge of radiation protection and safety.
Interventional technologists are the primary liaison between patients, licensed independent practitioners and other members of the support team. Interventional technologists must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, assessment, monitoring, and care skills.
Participation in quality improvement processes and continuous assessment of performance is expected. Interventional technologists think critically and use independent, professional, and ethical judgment in all aspects of work Engagement in continuing education to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge, and technical competence is expected in this role.
The scope of practice for the Interventional Technologist includes:
Determining radiographic exposure factors.Assisting Surgeons with specialized interventional radiographic procedures. ASSISTING SURGEONS WITH CIRCULATING, SCRUBBING AND MONITORING OF PATIENTS. Performing manual and mechanical hemostasis, including the use of closure devices while assisting the surgeon.
Applying the principles of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including assisting and transporting patients.
Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
Performing venipuncture per procedural protocol based on imaging order from a licensed independent practitioner.
Starting and maintaining intravenous access per procedural protocol based on an imaging order for a LIP.
Identifying, preparing, and /or administering medications generally associated with diagnostic imaging procedures as prescribed by a LIP.
Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded.
Providing patient education related to imaging procedure.
SPAN style=FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT Various Schedules Successful completion/graduate of a program required by job Computer skills are required Customer service skills are required Excellent communication skills are required