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IR Tech Full Time Days
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From your first day, you’ll be part of a group of some of the most talented nursing professionals united in a common goal to care for those in our community. Ready to work with awe-inspiring teammates who are dedicated to making a difference? Join us in going above and beyond.
IR Tech Full Time Days Position Summary
Performs a broad spectrum of both diagnostic and therapeutic vascular procedures including neurology, visceral, peripheral vascular and gyn. Ensures correct radiation safety techniques are utilized. Maintains supplies and instruments and participates in monitoring and maintaining resources in specific department. Understands and contributes to the vision/mission and goals of the department. Responsible for utilizing sterile technique and maintaining sterility and cleanliness in the work environment.
Perform diagnostic imaging procedures and therapeutic vascular procedures following established radiation safety practices.
Greet patient with positive attitude, introduce self.
Explain procedure to patient prior to study.
Explain post-procedure care to patient.
Check for accuracy of ordered exams.
Check all armbands/D.O.B.
Collect pertinent patient history and document on requisition.
Document patient education on requisition/worksheet as appropriate.
Complete consent forms as indicated per procedure.
Complete pregnancy forms, oxygen transportation forms, medication reconciliation forms.
Demonstrate understanding of patient prep and protocols and comply with all departmental processes regarding patient care, filing, etc.
Maintain patient confidentiality as regulated by the HIPPA policy.
Complete all exams in accordance with department protocols.
Assess patient to assure exam completeness.
Assure patient safety: stretcher locked, bed rails when patient in bed/stretcher, patient transfer/slide boards, armband in place.
Perform I.V. using proper technique.
Demonstrate understanding and complete contrast form.
Ensure film history file is made available.
Organize work to assure optimal service and to meet deadlines.
Maintain proper oxygen therapy on patients who require oxygen.
Maintain skills required to change oxygen tank.
Must be able to use masks and nasal canula.
Adjust rate of O2 flow with mask/nasal canula according to written physician orders.
Secure, transport, and secure e-cylinders.
Maintain clean work/patient care environment.
Communicate to manager/supervisor all procedure schedule changes.
Patient Care Age Specific Skills:
Pediatrics: Maintain safe environment, involve child in care and educate parents/caregivers at same time.
Adolescent: Maintain safe environment, involve patient in procedure. Allow time for and encourage questions. Explain all test and procedures thoroughly to patient before performing procedure. Maintain patient confidentiality with parental/caregiver involvement and education.
Adult: Maintain safe environment related to equipment, bed rails, and mental status. Involve patient in treatment and procedures. Explain rationale for all treatments and procedures, explaining to patient prior to performing procedure. Encourage participation in care.
Geriatric: Maintain safe environment related to equipment, bed rails, fall precautions, mobility needs, aspiration potential, and mental status. Involve patient in treatment and procedures. Allow patient to maintain control, involve patient in decision making and planning of participation in care. Assess and monitor for potential skin breakdown. Allow for possible hearing and/or vision lost, speaking in lower, louder tones as necessary. Provide all patient instructions slowly, speaking distinctly and assess for patient understanding.
Level 2 – Proficient (in addition to above duties)
Demonstrate knowledge and implement procedures from protocol book.
Troubleshoot errors and perform quality assurance checks.
Level 3 – Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties)
Participate in quality improvement measures and monitoring within the department.
Assist in training, mentoring others in acquiring skills. Document clinical instruction.
THE IR TECH FULL TIME DAYS CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION, LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE.
Required: Graduate of an accredited radiology program
Preferred: Previous vascular experience
Preferred: Vascular Certification RDMS
Preferred: 3 years experience as a radiologic or special procedures technologist
Required: Team building and organizational skills
Preferred: Computer and key boarding, sterile technique
Preferred: Vascular Anatomy, contrast media, imaging and protocols, EKG and electro physiology
Referred: Basic computer skills.
Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, weekends and/or holidays. Call is required.
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