Job Description

Job Title: Interventional Technologist
Job ID: 713333
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Hours will vary, plus call
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Interventional Radiology
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our new career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint!

Purpose:

Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.

Responsibilities:
  • Administers contrast in accordance with assigned protocols under the direction of the proceduralist.
  • Demonstrate proper positioning and appropriate radiographic techniques for all interventional procedures. 
  • Exhibits a clear understanding of correct patient preparation, equipment operations and patient monitoring systems.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. 
  • Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.
  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • Fosters an environment that supports aseptic technique during procedures and patient safety with the incorporation of a time-out process.
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. 
  • Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. 
  • Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Supports other departments performing general radiographic procedures, if needed.

Qualifications

Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ARRT certified as a Radiologic Technologist is required. 
  • Must obtain VI registry within 18 months of hire 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.81 to $35.57

Union Position: No

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