Special Procedures Tech - Radiology - FT Days
Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: April 15, 2019
SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY
JOB SUMMARY: Provides health care services applying x-ray energy to
assist in diagnosis or treatment. Performs radiologic procedures,
angiographic, interventional procedures and related techniques,
producing images for interpretation by or at the request of a
Registry eligible or Registered Radiographic Technologist certified
in Radiography. Must be ARRT certified within one (1) year of hire
Preferred registry eligible or registered in Cardiovascular
Interventional Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic
Licensure for the State of Arkansas.
Education: Graduate of a program of Radiologic Technology
accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Technology (JRCERT) or a graduate of a military program accredited
by JRCERT. Preferred: registered, certified or licensed in
multimodalities such as CT, NM, PET, MRI, US or routine
Experience: Prefer one (1) year experience as a Radiologic
Technologist. Encouraged to pass the Cardiovascular Interventional
Technology exam within three (3) years.
Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve balancing,
climbing, crawling, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing,
reaching, standing, stooping and use of fingers and repetitive
movements. An individual in this position may be required to carry
or lift weight of up to fifty (50) pounds and push/pull one
hundred/one hundred-fifty 100-150 pounds. The sensory and
communicative activities required for this position include
feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling and speaking. Individuals in
this position could possibly be exposed to inside environmental
conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical
hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards.
Skills: Able to use complex imaging equipment and computers.
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and readily adapts to
changing events in the radiographic environment.
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Patients, physicians and employees.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Be effective team member with Radiology and
AGE GROUPS:___Neonate/Infant (Birth 1 mo) ___Infant (1 mo 1 yr)
___Toddler (1 yr 3 yrs) ___Preschool (3 yrs 6 yrs) ___School Age (6
yrs 13 yrs) ___Adolescent (13 yrs 18 yrs) ___Adult (18 yrs 64 yrs)
___Older Adult (65 + yrs)
CORE COMPETENCIES & PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
- Patient assessment:
Obtains pertinent medical history from patient by observation or
with oral communication.
Performs patient assessment.
Recognizes changes in patient during course of exam from initial
Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and
maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics.
Documents pertinent medical history from patient on radiology
Capable of using EHR.
Uses immobilizing devices as required by the patients age,
condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment.
Using professional judgment:
a) Performs the procedure as ordered with proper and appropriate
indications for procedure.
b) Modifies procedure as required through knowledge gained by
patient assessment without compromising diagnostic or therapeutic
Maintains credentialing file.
Communicates clearly with patients of all ages, peers and others in
order to complete the hospital/physician plan of patient care.
Notifies the patients attending physician or Radiologist of any
patient issues that affect the plan of patient care as directed
within the time frames identified in the Radiology Policy
a) Or notifies the nurse on the patients unit or the physicians
office nurse if the physician is not available.
Performs appropriate patient care conditions essential for
completion of the procedure for patients of all ages.
Performs radiologic procedures on patients of all ages properly,
according to the Radiology Procedure Manual standard of obtaining
Performs Diagnostic Angiographic/Therapeutic Interventional
procedures on patients of all ages properly, according to the
Angiographic/Interventional procedure manual standard.
Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory patients as
Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon
completion of the procedure.
Completes appropriate forms correctly:
a) Time Out
b) Pregnancy Statement
c) Medication Reconciliation
Performs venipuncture under the supervision of a physician on
patients of all ages.
Performs clerical tasks to support the patient plan of care.
Assist the Radiologist within the radiographers scope of practice
as directed by the physician.
Assist with Quality Improvement checks and programs as they relate
to the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Functions as a lead technologist during the absence of the
Demonstrates proper working knowledge of sterile techniques as
related to Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist needs.
Coordinates work schedules as dictated by needs of the
Calculates and maintains appropriate inventory levels.
Utilizes the following accessory non-imaging equipment
a) Smart needle.
b) Propac blood pressure machine.
c) Site Rite machine.
d) IVAC/Plum pumps.
e) Power injectors.
Provides clinical supervision for student Radiographers.
Participates in student clinical competency evaluation by
a) Weekly student evaluations.
b) Evaluates student clinical competency by observing student
clinical performance and documenting their competence.
Pursues educational self development in order to maintain ARRT
Maintain self-education for Arkansas state license.
Completes mandatory in-services.
Maintains CPR certification according to Health Care Provider
course standards by the American Heart Association.
Attends school faculty meetings or monthly department meetings.
Participates in department Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Ensure that all radiation safety standards are met for all age
Documents patient pregnancy statements.
a) Notifies attending physician immediately if patient is pregnant
or suspects pregnancy before performing the procedure.
Modifies the procedure for pregnant patients as directed by
physician using the Radiology Safety Manual Guidelines to include
the use of:
a) lead shielding.
b) performing different or fewer images that still support the
patient plan of care.
Avoid any mechanical, biological, radiation or electrical hazard
and report potential hazards immediately.
- Requisition ID: 2019-R0218487
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Day Job
- Market: KentuckyOne Health
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