Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Nemours is seeking a full-time Interventional Rad Tech to join our team! The Special Procedures/Interventional Radiology (IR) Technologist will perform diagnostic, fluroscopic and interventional radiology procedures under the direction and supervision of a licensed independent practitioner. The IR Technologist is responsible for patient care and for operation and maintenance of all IR related equipment. The IR technologist reports to the Lead IR Technologist, Administrative Director of Medical Imaging and the physician leader of the IR section. The IR technologist must be ARRT registered. The IR technologist is responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assurance and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of Nemours Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of Nemours.
- Responsible for AIDET interactions and provides accurate preparation instructions to patient/family with the ability to answer pertinent procedural questions.
- Knowledge of IR imaging protocols, universal protocols, sterile field requirements, radiation safety techniques and a working knowledge of all IR equipment and equipment maintenance requirements.
- Responsible for the preparation, administration and documentation of contrast media per departmental protocols under the direct supervision of a radiologist/physician. Observes patient for allergic reaction after administration of contrast.
- Responsible for screening of patients to be imaged for contraindications that may be hazardous to their health or to the safety of others.
- Responsible for patient safety and reporting unsafe practices and/or incidents that occur in the Medical Imaging Department and the IR suite.
- Responsible for proper identification of all images in the PACS and accurate documentation in the electronic patient record
- Must have the ability to work well with others.
- Inserts gastric tubes while being supervised by a radiologist
- Maintains supplies.
- Regular attendance is required and this position is considered essential for purposes of staffing during severe weather emergencies and other natural disasters.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, must have reliable transportation and must be able to work on an on-call basis.
- Good communication skills are required. In addition to accepting feedback, asking questions and active communication with counterparts and all departments.
- High School Diploma Required (1 year of training beyond HS in radiology technology
- ARRT registration required
- BLS certification required within 90 days of start date
- Advanced certification in Cardio-Vascular is preferred