Patients in Interventional Radiology are cared for by a multidisciplinary team including Registered Nurses, Interventional Radiology Technologists, and Interventionalists. The department is open Monday through Friday from 07:30 to 16:00 for routine and emergent cases and an on-call team is available 7 days a week for all cases after routine hours of operation.
This position functions in the Department of Interventional Radiology as an integral member of our team approach to patient care. The Interventional Radiology Technologist, in collaboration with physicians and nurses, strives to provide high quality care to every patient coming through the unit. Daily assignments vary due to the range of procedures that may be completed from central line placements to embolizations and strokes. The patient population varies from neonates to geriatrics adding another unique layer to the care provided in the unit. This position rotates between the dual locations of IR which include the South Waterfront/CHH2 as well as the 11A unit of the main OHSU Hospital building with call requirements.
The IR Technologist provides direct patient care using medical imaging techniques to help the Interventionalist in diagnosis and/or treatment. Provides assistance with radiographic procedures to demonstrate vascular and non-vascular structures for interpretation and/or therapeutic intervention. Delivers appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. Ensures the radiation safety for all patients as well as the other team members involved in the procedure
1. Assists physician during cases while operating a variety of complex radiologic imaging equipment including fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography, ultrasonography and cone beam CT application within the Interventional Radiologic suite.
2. Prep the patient and prepare supplies under sterile conditions for the procedure. Scrub in with the physician and assist in performing procedure if needed.
3. Accurately obtains x-rays for the exams while being respectful to the patients abilities and safety issues.
4. In collaboration with other staff, provides patient care during examinations.
5. Operates automatic injectors and selects the appropriate contrast agent for the patient and the exam under the direction of the Interventionalist.
6. Work independently on-call with department physicians and nurse.
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, reach, carry, push, pull and walk throughout the work period. Able to lift 35 lbs independently. Complies with the safe patient mobilization policy when lifting or positioning dependent patients, including using mechanical lifts and coordinating the assistance of other personnel.
Must be able to use all senses: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and speaking. Reasonable accommodations include corrective lenses and/or hearing aids.
The work environment carries risk of exposure to human tissue/fluids and radiation.
Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of internal and external customers, including making correct judgments ensuring safe conditions for patients, families, and other personnel.
Use of all hospital approved clinical equipment. Significant use of computers, copiers, multi-line phones, and fax.
Ability to stand up to 6 hours without sitting
Ability to wear up to 20 lbs of leaded aprons for 6 hours.
Fast paced admit/recovery environment, with often competing priorities and quick turn-over of patients.
Must have the ability to change work location based upon procedure volumes and staffing needs.
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience as a radiologic technologist preferred.
Proven IR technologist knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Radiology license to practice in the State of Oregon thru OBMI
License with ARRT.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Knowledge/experience related to arterial and venous femoral access/sheath removal/management.
Knowledge/experience with sterile technique, scrubbing/assisting interventions
Knowledge/experience with radiation safety, fluoroscopy
Knowledge/experience related to IR procedures including GIB, stroke, and trauma.
Able to quickly and accurately assess patients conditions
Able to efficiently handle emergencies and remain calm in stressful situations
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High emotional intelligence and able to effectively direct self
Attention to detail and time management skills
Comfort managing and prioritizing competing demands
Skillful at working with different personalities
Effective at working within a multi-disciplinary team
Able to provide constructive feedback to colleagues
Effective at soliciting feedback from peers and engage in conflict resolution
Able to use creative solutions to solve problems: find a way to say yes
Usual Orientation Time: Orientation varies depending on experience and assessment of learning needs. Anywhere from 4 weeks minimum to a maximum of 26 weeks. All ranges listed are subject to change based on individual assessment.
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