Billings Clinic IR/Neuro IR Technologist Lead in Billings, Montana
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IR/Neuro IR Technologist Lead
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Non-Exempt)
Starting Wage DOE
The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing leadership to the Special Procedure Technologists, assisting and supporting the leadership team in coordinating the day-to-day operational activities for the vascular interventional services. Leadership duties include but are not limited to orienting and training staff, including the documentation of competencies, providing exposure to and instruction in IR to the Radiologic Technologist program students, assisting with the scheduling of staff, acting as a resource to staff and physicians, responding to questions and assisting with problem resolution. The Lead Special Procedures Technologist provides input and feedback into the interviewing and performance appraisal processes. The Lead Special Procedures Technologist is also responsible for performing diagnostic imaging services in the specialty of Interventional Radiology and diagnostic radiology when appropriate and will anticipate and evaluate new technologies as they emerge in the specialty. The Lead Special Procedures Technologist shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of the protocol/procedure book. The incumbent shall operate a variety of equipment to produce images of the patient’s body for diagnostic purposes. Interviews patients, explains procedures and completes all necessary appropriate paperwork, positions the patient for procedures and witnesses and documents medication waste for Radiology RNs.
Essential Job Functions
•Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission and philosophy of Billings Clinic and department/service.
•Assists and supports the Manager in coordinating the day-to-day operational activities associated with providing interventional Radiologic services.
•Assigns the work of the IR Technologists engaged in the day-to-day operations, taking into consideration the priority of the work and the skills of the employee, and workflow of the department.
•Acts as a resource to staff responding to procedural questions and assisting with problem resolution. Acts as a resource for equipment, advances in technology, ancillary equipment, and new applications.
•Participates in and provides feedback into the interviewing and performance appraisal processes.
•Coordinates department orientation for new technologists, provides on-going training/education for existing staff, monitors staff annual education requirements and competencies and supports the College Of Technology (COT) Radiologic Technologist program.
•Investigates and responds to interdepartmental and intradepartmental and patient complaints.
•Works with the Radiation Safety Officer to ensure that all federal and state regulations and guidelines are being followed.
•Contributes to the effective management of the department by gathering data regarding personnel, supplies and equipment needs in order to provide input into the development of radiology policies, procedures, short and long term goals and objectives for departmental planning.
•Assigns staff to maintain quality assurance records; performing quality assurance monitors by reviewing randomly selected charts for documentation requirements.
•Evaluates equipment and orders repair when needed.
•Evaluates new equipment being considered for purchase.
•Acts as a professional liaison in Vascular Interventional Radiology for visiting facilities.
•Special Procedure Technologist Duties
•Performs quality angiographic and interventional services at the request of physicians.
•Special procedure responsibilities include operating specialized equipment such as power injectors, DSA, angiojet, RITA and knowledge in the uses and handling of catheters, wires, drains, etc. Acts a resource for the physicians regarding all wires and catheters in the department.
•Prepares the angiographic suite for the patient by assuring cleanliness and aseptability of the appropriate areas. Sets up the equipment and sterile tray for cases. Acts as the scrub assistant to the physician. Understands and practices aseptic techniques, sets up and maintains the sterile field as well as all pertinent supplies. Positions the patient and thoroughly explains the procedures as well as alleviating apprehension and promoting cooperation as much as possible. Assists in catheter/wire manipulation, and sets the injector for contrast injection as needed. Is responsible for assessing for allergies and ensuring the informed consent is obtained prior to a procedure.
•Performs all duties of Diagnostic Imaging and Special Procedure Technologists as required in both the hospital and clinic setting, and maintains competency in all areas of the department.
•Maintains adequate inventory of all required supplies by informing appropriate personnel for acquisition.
•Assures the Special Procedures program is in compliance with regulatory agencies: FDA, ACR, OSHA and NRC by completing appropriate clerical work needed to perform and charge for exams.
•Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.
•Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency safety standards relevant to job performance.
•Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
Certifications and Licenses
•Advanced certification with the ARRT in CI required
•Registered with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists
OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Registered with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists
• Minimum two years experience in Vascular Interventional Radiology
• Advanced certification with the ARRT in CI required
• Previous supervisory/leadership experience preferred
• Current Montana license
• Health care provider CPR certification
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered
Employees that require a licensed or certification must be properly licensed/certified and the licensure/certification must be in good standing.
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