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Interventional Technologist (Flex Full-Time) - UPMC Passavant

Description

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ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Flex Full-Time Interventional Technologist to support our Interventional Radiology Department at the McCandless location. Candidates with prior Interventional Radiology and/or Vascular Surgery experience are preferred and encouraged to apply!

 

This is a flex full-time, primarily daylight position with regular 10-hour shifts between the hours of 6:30AM-5:30PM. The hired individual will work three 10-hour shifts per week with the potential to flex up or down based on volume and staff. Call shifts are required for this position and may be flexed up or down based on staffing needs. The typical requirements are 10 days of call with 1-2 weekends included per 8-week schedule and rotating holiday call.

 

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.
  • 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.
  • Fosters an environment that supports aseptic technique during procedures and patient safety with the incorporation of a time-out process.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Support 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. CPR or BLS Required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. VI Board Certification required within 18 months of hire. ACLS preferred.

 

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

 

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