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On-Call Interventional Radiologic Technologist Senior

Kaiser Permanente
Honolulu, HI 96819

Under direct and indirect supervision, performs and assists with a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the Interventional Radiology service areas. Orients and trains new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.


Essential Functions:
- Performs digital angiographic imaging and other exams of select nature in interventional room; positions patients and provides immobilization preparation and patient counseling as required.  Scrubs or circulates during procedures as required and assists physicians with catheter placement, instrument passage, instrument use and imaging agent administration.  Reviews orders, prepares schedules and consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as necessary. Maintains daily record of exams performed. Prepares floor stock medications. Performs all the duties of Interventional Radiology technologist.
- Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accuracy of information and data entry, while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality.  Prepares sterile fields, imaging agents, trays and instruments; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays and disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate and adequate supplies during the procedure.
- Selects technical factors appropriate to particular procedure being performed; ensures accuracy of patient identification information on all recorded images. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS.) Prepares, loads, programs and operates the contrast injector. Assists with screening patients for contraindications.
- Assists radiologist during procedures; maneuvering mechanical equipment around the patient. Operates and understands all features and performance capabilities of the digital imaging system.
- Post processes digital images as required (3D, subtraction, unsubtracted, etc.) Prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, and transmits images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system. 
- Maintains working knowledge of all department equipment and devices.  Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.
- Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communication with patient; explaining procedure; answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times.  Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure.
- Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, and hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure. Captures and records radiation dose delivered during the procedure.
- Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations.
- Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned.
- Accepts responsibilities of direct supervision of student technologists during their clinical assignments.
- Rotates and shares on call responsibilities for Interventional Radiology procedures.
- Orients and trains (mentors) new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.
- Pursues ongoing continuing education.
- Attends departmental meetings and/or inservice presentations as needed or required. Reads and initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance.

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Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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On-Call Interventional Radiologic Technologist Senior

Kaiser Permanente
Honolulu, HI 96819

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