Provides quality patient imaging specific in Interventional Radiology (IR) according to physicians orders. Provides patient safety and high quality imaging. Prepares IR rooms for patient procedures, processes images, maintains supply levels, and ensures appropriate equipment is maintained and properly working within manufacturer specifications. Efficiently operates equipment according to prescribed safety standards. Exercises professional judgment in performance of diagnostic services. Adheres to appropriate sterile techniques. Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development to identify patient and family requirements relative to age specific patients including geriatrics, adults, adolescents, and pediatrics. On occasions when the employee is assigned duties that are within their professional scope of practice, but outside of the duties outlined in this job description, the duties of the relevant job description will apply for the duration of the assignment. Essential Responsibilities: + Diagnostic Testing: Performs quality images through clinical protocols. Positions patients to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting comfort and ability. Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to provide radiology services to age groups served. Provides patient education on procedures according to age-specific needs. Facilitates patients cooperation and alleviates anxiety by addressing concerns. Verifies and ensures appropriate documentation is completed for procedure verification. Contacts physician with discrepancies. Demonstrates complete understanding of the contrast agents for the proper studies and prepares needed contrast media. Assist providers with procedures as needed. + Customer Service: Provides timely, responsive, expert services to customers in a positive friendly manner, to include patient, physicians, and other fellow employees. Informs consumers and those accompanying them when delays exist and how they are being addressed. Promotes patient focused care throughout daily activities. Provides quality patient care to include preparation, scheduling, description of exam, communication of pain expectation, post procedure expectation and teaching all types of patient procedures as needed. Maintains strict patient and employee confidentiality. Communicate to the patient when they will be receiving their results. + Patient and Employee Safety: Maintains safe radiation levels at all times to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others. No deviation from written procedures on radiation safety rules. Performs all necessary equipment checks prior to use. Ensures patient and regulatory standards are adhered to and suggests ways to improve patient outcomes when indicated. Completes quality assurance, quality control and radiation safety activities as appropriate. Establishes patients identification with patient and by checking patients armband. Ensures no repeat studies due to failure to check armband and/or improperly identified patient. Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patients condition to appropriate personnel. Ascertains allergy status on patients. Demonstrates compliance in IV access and follows departmental IV protocol. Demonstrates educated and rapid response to contrast reactions as outlined in Policy and Procedure Manual. + General Behavior: Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patients condition. Maintains neat, clean and stocked IR room. Identifies staff training issues and participates in policy and procedures development as appropriate. Communicates concerns as appropriate to lead technologists and management. Works as an effective team member with other colleagues to efficiently perform IR procedures. Rotates shifts and assignments as required. Regulatory: Adheres to Cooperative-wide Personal Protection Equipment, Universal Precautions, Related Medical Waste (RMW), Infection Control, Safety, Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures, JCAHO, DOH, and other OSHA Policies and Procedures. + Computer System: Ensures patient information is accurately enters into departmental computer system, as required by each site. Arrives, selects current account and completes patients for the appropriate IR procedure, as directed in Radiology Information System (RIS). Basic Qualifications: Experience + Minimum one (1) year of experience as radiologic technologist in a hospital supporting fluoroscopy and c-arm/surgical procedures. Education + Graduate of an approved radiologic technology accredited program. License, Certification, Registration + Certified Radiologic Technologist (Washington) + Basic Life Support Additional Requirements: + Consistently demonstrates knowledge and expertise in performing required procedures and exams. + Knowledge and expertise in anatomy and physiology. + Demonstrates strong communication and problem solving-skills to work effectively with physicians, customers, and co-workers. + Works well as a team member in conjunction with providers througout the KFHPW cooperative. + Knowledgeable about and adheres stringently to radiation safety, safety precautions, and infection control practices. Preferred Qualifications: + One (1) year direct experience with cross-sectional anatomy, interventional radiology. + ARRT certification in Interventional Radiology by date of hire/transfer. COMPANY: KAISER TITLE: Intervention Technologist No On-call $10k signing LOCATION: Seattle, Washington REQNUMBER: 999049 External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
Source : Kaiser Permanente