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Radiology Interventional Specialist

Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

About Akron Children's HospitalAkron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.OUR PROMISES

  • To treat every child as we would our own
  • To treat others as they would like to be treated
  • To turn no child away for any reasonPrior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
    Part Time (16 hours per week), M-F includes CALL for evenings, weekends and holidays
    Summary:
    The IR technologist is responsible for operating all imaging devices including the x-ray units, Siemens Artis-Q angiography unit with cone-beam CT, Toshiba biplane angiography unit, ultrasound, as well as supplementary equipment such as Angiojet, EKOS, and contrast power injector. Every procedure has a selected pull list of items used for the case which the IR technologist is responsible for sterile preparation, and assisting the radiologist during the procedure, donning sterile attire and being hands-on for each case, including being able to anticipate the needs of the provider for each procedure. The technologist is responsible for all lab inventory management and control, and database entry including EPIC documentation and supply billing.
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide quality medical imaging using X-ray, ultrasound, CT, fluoroscopy, cone-beam CT, and Digital Subtraction Angiography for each interventional procedure.
      • Must be competent in the procedures in Interventional Radiology including those listed on the ARRT website for Vascular Interventional Radiology:https://www.arrt.org/docs/default-source/discipline-documents/vascular-interventional-radiography/vascular-interventional-radiography-clinical-experience-requirements-2017.pdf?sfvrsn=446403fc_8
        • Identifies and has extensive knowledge of the application and technical aspects of all equipment and supplies used for interventional radiology procedures.
          • Serves as a support person for anesthesia or the sedation team during the procedure.
            • Works closely with the IR nurse to coordinate each patient ensuring a standard workflow between cases.
              • When circulating procedures, assist in positioning of patient, provide accurate care and handling of specimens and provide proper supplies requested by the IR provider.
                • Communicates in a positive manner with the patient and family members throughout the procedure.
                  • Demonstrates advanced decision-making skills in problem identification and resolution.
                    • Performs post-procedure teaching, including discharge instructions and follow-up care when applicable.
                      • Responsible to take call and demonstrates the ability to perform all functions required after hours in emergent and urgent procedures.
                        • Maintains accurate and complete records of procedures performed, including complications.
                          • Demonstrates professional growth by maintaining education and professional requirements. Technical Expertise
                            • Must be experienced in sterile technique while preparing and performing interventional procedures
                              • Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
                                • Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.Education and Experience
                                  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or allied health program is preferred.
                                    • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program
                                      • Licensed Ohio Radiologic Technologist
                                        • Years of relevant experience: 3 years preferred.
                                          • Certification: BLS is required. ACLS and PALS certified or be able to obtain certification within one year is required.
                                            • Experience in healthcare is preferred.
                                              • Years of relevant experience: 3 years is preferred.
                                                • Years of experience supervising: None.
                                                  Part Time
                                                  FTE: 0.600000
                                                  Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
                                                  Position: ALLIED HEALTH RAD

Keywords: Akron Children's Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls , Radiology Interventional Specialist, Healthcare , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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