Interventional Radiology Technologist, rotating weekends
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)


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Sign-on Bonus Available!*

The Interventional Technologist reports to and functions under the general supervision of the Unit Technical Manager and Technical Supervisors. Incumbent receives direct supervision during procedures from physicians and senior technical staff and performs diagnostic/interventional radiographic procedures with the utmost concern for the patient's comfort and safety.

Operates complex diagnostic and interventional radiographic equipment. In doing so, ensures the patient is properly positioned and immobilized. Selects proper imaging factors, and uses independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative under pressure in a variety of situations when performing patient examinations. Utilizes and initiates fluoroscopy for the purposes of positioning during invasive procedures.

Participates in IR procedures within the IR departments, periop environments, and anywhere else needed.

Maintains aseptic conditions preparing patients for procedures and participating in cases.

Maintains aseptic conditions preparing procedure trays, associated medications, and equipment in accordance with institutional policies.

Uses appropriate protection from all hazardous materials (bloodborne pathogens, radiation, etc.) as stated by unit policy and hospital authorization.

Assists physicians as necessary during the procedure, i.e. Positioning table/c-arm.

Scrubbing in as a second operator to assist the primary physician including catheter/wire management, administration of contrast, and assisting the physician to expedite the case and improve the quality of care. These practices adopted by the ASRT House of Delegates (Resolution 99-3.03, 1999)

Knowledgeable and able to operate various ancillary equipment used in interventional procedures, including ablation devices, angiojet, power injectors, etc.

Calibrates and verifies operation of all equipment to be used during the day and to notify appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and calls service engineers when repair is indicated.

Delivers patient care under scope of license/training.

Maintains inventory tracking, utilization and replenishment within the patient's medical record through the division's Inventory management software.

Performs proper post-processing of all images (e.g. pixel shift, window/level) to send the most appropriate images to PACS

Ensures all hospital and departmental documentation as related to the IR procedure is complete and accurate in a timely manner.

Remains up to date on the latest developments and trends in imaging techniques, procedures and equipment by readings, conference teachings, and seminars.

Participates in educational programs and meets state and national requirements for continuing education credits

Oversees and instructs various personnel and technology students within the department.

Maintains procedure area in an orderly manner, prepares equipment, and stocks room supplies for daily use.

Participates in a rotating on-call schedule for evening, weekend and holiday coverage.

Maintains professional, effective, and constructive working relations and communication with departmental staff and hospital personnel.

*Employees of MGB and its affiliates are not eligible for a sign-on bonus

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of computer applications and digital technology.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles of radiation physics and radiographic chemistry.
  • Knowledge of radiographic positioning and radiographic equipment. i.e. generators, x-ray tubes, collimators.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions.
  • Knowledge of catheters, guidewires and puncture needles.
  • Knowledge of various contrast agents.
  • Knowledge of proper radiation safety/protection procedures.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique for patient prep, procedures.
  • Computer skills and ability to interface with department computer systems, i.e. Inventory Management software, scheduling and completion of cases in Epic, as well as image networking/review through PACS.
  • Ability to safely lift and transport patients.
  • Ability to scrub in and assist as a second operator.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to technologists, physicians, nurses, support staff, patients, and administration.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to provide compassionate care to patients and their families.
  • Ability to function actively and appropriately during an emergency/code situation.
  • Physical ability to assist patients for transfer from stretcher, wheelchair, or in an emergent situation.
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Maintains a high standard of professionalism at all times.

Successfulcompletion of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology

Required:

• Radiography RT license in the state ofMA

Required:
  • BLS
  • R.T(R)
• ARRT

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.



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