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Special Procedures Tech - Radiology - FT Days

Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Job Description:

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 licensed practitioner.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Registry eligible or Registered Radiographic Technologist certified in Radiography. Must be ARRT certified within one (1) year of hire date.

Preferred registry eligible or registered in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).

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 radiography.

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 Surgery Departments.

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 assessment.



    • Documentation:




      Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics.

      Documents pertinent medical history from patient on radiology request form.

      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 outcome.

      Maintains credentialing file.



      • Communication:




        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 Manual.

        a) Or notifies the nurse on the patients unit or the physicians office nurse if the physician is not available.



        • Procedures:




          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 diagnostic images.

          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 needed.

          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 Technical Supervisor.

          Demonstrates proper working knowledge of sterile techniques as related to Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist needs.

          Coordinates work schedules as dictated by needs of the department.

          Calculates and maintains appropriate inventory levels.

          Utilizes the following accessory non-imaging equipment properly.

          a) Smart needle.

          b) Propac blood pressure machine.

          c) Site Rite machine.

          d) IVAC/Plum pumps.

          e) Power injectors.



          • Education:




            Provides clinical supervision for student Radiographers.

            Participates in student clinical competency evaluation by completing :

            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 certification.

            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) activities.



            • Environment:




              Ensure that all radiation safety standards are met for all age groups.

              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.



              Additional Information



              • Requisition ID: 2019-R0218487

              • Schedule: Full-time

              • Shift: Day Job

              • Market: KentuckyOne Health


Keywords: CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock , Special Procedures Tech - Radiology - FT Days, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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