The Interventional Radiologic Special Procedures Tech provides guidance to technical staff on quality as assigned in an efficient professional manner in order to provide safe quality patient care on a timely basis. Manage Interventional Technologist in an efficient professional manner in order to provide quality patient care on a timely basis. Responsible for orientating, training and development of new Interventional Technologists. Performs payroll edits, prepares daily schedule, orders supplies, and ensures daily billing and reconciliation. Cultivates strengths of team members to produce high quality imaging and safe patient care. Assists Physicians, Patient Care Coordinator, Manager of Imaging, and Director as needed. Demonstrates radiation dose reduction while providing physician image quality for accurate diagnosis of disease.
Maintains established department policies and procedures. Assists in training and educating Interventional Team on policies and procedures.
Demonstrates and adheres to the department's policies concerning: incident reporting, broken or out of order equipment. Is a super user of equipment and trains peers on equipment can trouble shoot errors and assists in calling in service. Handles equipment appropriately and trains other technologists on proper handling. Uses critical thinking to resolve any problems and complaints to ensure continued efficiency of department.
Considered an expert in performing all special and c-arm procedures according to department policy and protocols. Knows and correctly and safely operates all equipment. Provides technologists with feedback on exam quality. Monitors quality of images by reviewing 1-5% of the images done in IR for but not limited to correct markings, correct patient labels, motion, and correct positioning. Image review is reported to the Section Coordinator for immediate error correction and for monthly reporting to Quality Meeting.
Complies with department's pre and post special procedures patient care like; Time Outs and compression when needed.
Explains exams to patient, giving approximate exam duration, prepares patients for contrast, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination. Provides interpreters when needed.
Examines patient documentation for appropriateness of indication, correct exam, correctly identifies patient using two patient identifiers, and verifies work list. Checks previous exams and reports. Serve as liaison, between departments and medical staff, nursing services and all other allied health personnel. Calls physicians and nurses with order questions.
Coordinates and monitors workload and patient flow. Monitors outpatient wait times and assists in moving the patients through the department. Communicates wait times to patients and trains all staff to do the same. Helps coordinate daily department activities by determining work schedules to ensure adequate technical staffing, quality service and time procedures.
Knowledgeable in IR techniques for age-specific patients. Demonstrates proper safety procedures including shielding from radiation, equipment safety, and patient safety in performing all procedures.
Collects data performs tests and monitors x-ray QC program as required by manufacture. Precepts new Students and employees as directed by supervisor.
An Associates degree from an American Medical Association approved course in Radiologic Technology.
Must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technology, VIR
Five years of experience as an Interventional Radiologic Technologist is required
Successful experience in training others is required
Successful experience in maintaining supply costs, managing charge master, and billing
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