The Interventional Radiographer is responsible for the production of quality radiographic images through knowledge of invasive procedures, Radiologic sciences and patient care. Must demonstrate competency in Neuro Interventional Radiography procedures to include: aneurysm repairs, cerebral bleeds, embolization's/coils/glue, clot evacuation; endovenous laser ablations; peripheral diagnostic and interventional procedures; GI bleeds with intervention.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.
Demonstrates knowledge and technical skills relating to Interventional Radiology.
Demonstrates proper radiation safety and general practices for patient, self and others.
Follows standard precautions.
Demonstrates support and follows policies for the Radiography Student Program.
Provides all aspects of patient care based on established standards. Demonstrates competency in all procedures within scope of practice, as appropriate to the ages of patients served; the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs; knowledge of growth and development and an understanding of the range of treatment of the patients.
Ability to organize relative patient information, reports, and films (including priors) for interpretation.
Full understanding of HIS, RIS, PACS to include ordering, monitoring workings, validation of images and completing studies.
Interviews patients for history, obtains patient signature when applicable, explains exams and assists patients.
Produces images which demonstrate a thorough knowledge of radiographic technique (collimation, ID markers and patient demographics), anatomical positioning, equipment performance and department positioning.
Evaluates radiographs for technical quality.
Knows the general condition of the equipment at all times, knows how to operate all equipment required in the course of performing procedures. Documents failures in a timely manner.
Responsible for ensuring that proper maintenance of the x-ray machine is scheduled and performed as required.
Recognizes normal and abnormal image findings and reports to supervisor or radiologist.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Satisfactory completion of a formal Radiologic Technology Program in an approved school
Minimum of one year of experience as a Radiology Technologist, Cardiac Cath Lab and/or Interventional Radiology experience is required
Licensed as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) in the State of Florida
Registered with ARRT in Radiography (R)
Must become registered by the ARRT in at least one of the following: Vascular Intervention (VI), Cardiovascular Registered (CV), or Cardiac Interventional (CI) within one years of employment in Interventional Radiology
Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification required with American Heart Association.