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INTERVENTIONAL RAD TECH

Job ID
5313
Category
Clinical Care
Department
Interventional Radiology - SRMC
Location
Rio Rancho, NM
Date posted
02/26/2024
Pay Rate
$29.70 - $44.57 Hourly

Department: Interventional Radiology - SRMC

FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Under general direction, provide patient services in a Level I Trauma Center. Manage, coordinate, organize, and maintain supplies, equipment and technology used in each invasive radiographic area (Interventional Radiology or Cardiac Catheterization Lab). Provide clinical radiologic care by using radiographic imaging modalities and procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, impairment and illness. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* PAPERWORK - Complete and verify all appropriate paperwork involved in but not limited to exams, patient education, lab results and patient check lists
* PATIENT CARE - Assume care for physical needs of the patient during examinations and procedures
* OBSERVATION - Observe patient and equipment during procedures; document patient reactions or problems on requisition and report immediately to supervisor
* FLOAT - May be required to float to another work assignment/area
* IMAGING - Assist physician with imaging process; follow Radiology Department protocols
* SAFETY - Provide protection to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards and ALARA
* PATIENT ASSISTANCE - Assist in reception area, scheduling office and/or film library; aid patients and transport them, as necessary
* PATIENT CARE - Provide patients education and consultation on disease management
* SUPPLIES - Clean assigned area; maintain stock supply levels through inventory control and requisitioning
* X-RAY - Follow prescribed techniques to administer specific radiation for imaging purposes; adjust equipment; calculate exposure factors; position and immobilizes patients, as necessary; use appropriate lead shielding
* CONTRAST MEDIA - Prepare and administer contrast media/agents
* CLINICAL EDUCATION - Instruct specific units of didactic and/or clinical education as required to students, clinical staff and residents
* QUALITY CONTROL - Assume responsibility for portions of the quality control programs and provide instruction as required
* EQUIPMENT - Operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices according to department standards
* MEDICATION – Under the supervision or direction of a Radiologist, safely and properly retrieve, handle, store, and waste select medications for use during the setup, performance, and cleanup of radiology procedures

Qualifications


Education:
Essential:
* Program Graduate
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Comm on Allied Health (AMA), or Accredited ED Program

Experience:
Essential:
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

Nonessential:
1 year directly related experience Bilingual English/Spanish

Credentials:
Essential:
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Lic NMMIRTP
* ARRT or obtain within 30 days of hire

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

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