Memorial Health System

Interventional Radiographer

Job Locations US-IL-Springfield
ID
2021-8881
Category
Imaging
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

Provide technological support of the Interventional Radiology suite in the performance of various diagnostic and therapeutic invasive and procedures.

Qualifications

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Registered radiographer (ARRT-R) in good standing or registry eligible. If not otherwise specified by the professional licensing body, the maximum allowable time to practice in a “registration pending” status is three months.
  • Active license required in radiography from the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety.
  • Maintain BLS CPR Certification.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years’ experience in radiography and/or one (1) year experience in IR and/or two (2) years’ experience in surgery or diagnostic fluoroscopy, preferred.
  • Operational background and / or experience with microcomputers, required.

 

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, required.

Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of Interventional/Neuro-Interventional procedures on patients of all ages, according to established standards, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

 

  • Maintain technical skills relating to imaging factors.

 

  • Review scout films and subtraction films for quality and completion.

 

  • Maintain skills in performing emergency and routine patient care as required.

 

  • Operate radiographic equipment / controls to produce optimal diagnostic image quality.

 

  • Operate non-radiographic equipment including EKG monitor, patient monitors, pulse oximeter, intra-arterial pressure monitor, oxygen and suction.

 

  • Maintain adequate level of inventory and notify clinical specialist of needs or changes.

 

  • Practice proper aseptic technique and utilize proper infection control practices.

 

  • Follow radiation safety guidelines.

 

  • Remain current in life support procedures and current CPR certification.

 

  • Assist and / or administer contrast media / pharmaceuticals under the supervision of a Radiologist.

 

  • Remain proficient in diagnostic procedures and assist when possible.

 

  • Participate in continuing education and maintain knowledge of current and new technology.

 

  • Maintain an excellent guest relations rapport with patients, visitors, Physicians and fellow employees.

 

  • Schedule patient exams and coordinate with emergency room and Physicians' offices.

 

  • Review all special procedure requisitions for accuracy and completion.

 

  • Ensure radiology information system patient / exam data is maintained accurately and processed in a timely manner.

 

  • Assume call for all IR/Neuro-IR procedures.

 

  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

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