Interventional Radiology Technologist - VIR Lab
Company: OU Medical System
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: March 27, 2020
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST - VIR
SHIFTS: FULL-TIME - 8, 10, AND 12 HOUR SHIFTS AVAILABLE
OU MEDICAL CENTER - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Under direction, plans, organizes and directs all technical aspects
including equipment and related personnel of the Vascular
Interventional department section. Directs all Clinical/Technical
aspects of patient care including proper use of equipment required
for care of the patient, orientation and education of personnel,
quality improvement, and education along with infection prevention.
May serve on organizational committees as needed or appointed.
*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. Prepares floor stock medications. Maintains daily records
of exams performed.
*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
*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
*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,
un-subtracted, etc.) Prepares images for Radiologist
interpretation, and transmits images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS
*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. Maintains
a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating
information; responding to requests; building rapport;
participating in team problem-solving methods. Ensure the
department is abiding by the governing bodies (Department of
health, ACR, ARIN, AVIR, ARRT, ASRT, AORN, SIR, ANA).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION):
Must be able to climb, kneel, stoop and perform assigned duties
under semi-stressful situations. Work involves considerable
walking, standing, reaching, squatting, and sufficient manual
dexterity to operate equipment.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited Radiology program, must be
licensed by the state (if applicable), Must have ARRT Registry
EXPERIENCE: 1 year preferred but not required (new graduates will
MUST HAVE OR ELIGIBLE: BLS, ACLS, ARRT and State Licenses (if
applicable). VI Registered must be obtained within 2 years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of VIR procedures and sterile technique. Also needs to
have knowledge of radiation effects and safety measures. Knowledge
of Radiology and the applications along with some nursing
standards. Knowledge of prescribed safety standards as outlined by
the Council of Radiation Protection and Monitoring. Knowledge of
anatomy and physiology. Skill in supervisory / managerial methods.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with
other medical staff, peers and subordinates. Effective verbal and
OU Medicine has a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO,
401(k), medical and dental plans, but our offerings go beyond
traditional packages. We know that a total benefits and
compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs and
goals both inside and outside of the work environment, brings
additional rewards that create peace of mind for you and your
Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation,
gender identity, genetic information or protected veteran status in
accordance with applicable federal laws. This policy applies to all
terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves
of absence, compensation, and training. Reasonable accommodations
are made to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified
individuals with disabilities.
Keywords: OU Medical System, Oklahoma City , Interventional Radiology Technologist - VIR Lab, Healthcare , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!