Under direction of radiologist, performs interventional radiography (IR) examinations at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Performs a variety of technical imagining procedures that entail application of ionizing radiation, therefore, independent judgment, technical skills and commitment to patient safety are considered requisite personal characteristics for individuals assuming the position.
* Performs high quality IR imaging studies by selecting specific software parameters that will produce a quality image for use by physicians in their determination of a diagnosis. Lack of negative complaints from radiologists about inadequately performed IR examinations indicates the standard has been exceeded. More than 3 complaints per year about image quality indicate failure to meet the standard. * Prepares and administers contrast media for patient examinations according to radiologists' direction. Technologist must be certified in CPR at all times, must complete contrast questionnaires. Technologist must ensure that the IV catheter, if used, is of appropriate type, size, and in the correct location for contrast administration by means of an injector. Technologists must test injector with saline prior to contrast injection. This standard cannot be exceeded. * Operates, on a day-to-day basis, PACS applications to include: archiving activities; image auto-routing; and pre-fetching tasks; image quality assurance and other related activities. Lack of incidents and/or complaints about PACS workflow indicates exceeds standard performance. More than 3 complaints per year about image management indicate failure to meet standard.* Ensures patient safety, comfort, and personal dignity by following appropriate patient care guidelines to include use of 2 patient identifiers. Transports patients to and from the Department of Radiology, as needed, to prevent patient flow delays. Lack of complaints indicates exceeds standard performance. More than 3 complaints per year indicate failure to meet standard. * Assists in the maintenance of department inventory by ordering, stocking, and performing inventory checks on those medical supplies utilized when performing IR examinations. Consistent availability of requisite IR medical supplies indicate exceeds standard. More than 3 incidents of supply unavailability indicate failure to meet standard. * Verifies the physician order and relevant patient's history in the medical chart. Prior to performance of an IR examination, consults with the relevant radiologist to obtain a written imaging study protocol. Lack of complaints and/or incidents regarding incorrect IR imaging protocols indicates exceeds standard. More than 3 complaint/incidences per year indicate failure to meet standard. * In order to provide the necessary information for radiologists to interpret images, the technologist scans all relevant clinical information into the PACS, assigns prioritization box for the radiologists' work list, and then transmits current (and comparison images, when applicable) to the PACS. These activities must be completed immediately following examination completion, not to exceed 1 hour. * Maintains imaging and processing equipment by performing scheduled cleanings and tests; results of all cleanings and tests are documented, as appropriate. Contacts service personnel and notifies supervisory staff of equipment malfunctions. * Maintains a clean and orderly working environment through wiping down examination tables, changing linens, stocking supplies, and washing/disinfecting IR equipment. The standard cannot be exceeded. * Documents, as appropriate, all pertinent information on clinical questionnaires (e.g., MRI screening form). This standard cannot be exceeded. * Uses Radiology Information System (RIS) system to input patient examination data and to place patient orders, when appropriate. Less than 2 incidents of incomplete work per month indicates exceeds standard. More than 4 incidents per month indicate failure to meet standard. * Attends and participates in departmental huddles, general intradepartmental meetings, and Radiology's inservices. Attendance at more than 90% of scheduled staff meetings indicates exceeds standard performance. Attendance at less than 50% of the meetings indicates failure to meet standard. * Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients, and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy, and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications. * Adheres to, complies with, and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Dozen. * Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating/maintaining a secure, trusting environment through not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary to perform of the job responsibilities, or to improve a patient's care. * Has regular and predictable attendance.* Other duties as assigned.For Patient Care Positions: * Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to whom care/service is being provided. * Demonstrates and applies of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as an ability to accurately assess patient status data and to interpret cultural information associated with the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered.* Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Demonstrated knowledge in how to operate IR equipment and related technology. * Knowledge of how to address age-specific care needs of patients. * Demonstrated technical skill sets in the performance of IR imaging studies.* Demonstrable interpersonal skill sets that lead to effective communication and collaborations. * Competency in interpreting physician order requests for IR imaging studies. * Ability to exercise prudent judgment in selecting and configuring equipment settings to compensate for patient physiologic variances. * Ability to consistently produce quality images of various anatomical structures.
Associate's Degree (Required) Completion of a course of study in Radiologic Technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required.
Two years of experience in radiographic procedures, including six months experience required performing IR procedure, required.
Certificate/License/Registration 1. Registered Radiologic Technologist with ARRT, required. 2. BLS Certification, required. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment
Work Type Intermittent
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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