1.Performs various x-ray exams according to established standards, processes and procedures. Positions patient for radiographs, adjusts x-ray equipment and operates controls to obtain correct exposure. Operates equipment to transfer computed images to digital archive. Operates fluoroscopic and ultrasound equipment under supervision of a physician.
2.Prepares sterile trays for invasive and noninvasive catheterization and related procedures.
Adheres to strict sterile techniques established by department.
Ensures equipment is presented on trays in an organized fashion.
Maintains equipment, and ensures it is updated, as needed.
3.Prepares and maintains instrumentation for each procedure.
Retrieves and assembles supplies for various procedures.
Caters specific instrument trays dependent on physician and procedure.
Catalogs inventory and adjusts for procedure case load, as required.
Checks expiration dates prior to opening supplies.
4.Prepares patient for invasive diagnostic procedures.
Ensures patient is prepped and draped in a sterile fashion.
Seeks to alleviate patient anxiety regarding procedure.
5.Prepares, maintains, and assists physician during preparation for intravenous iodinated contrast delivery, under the personal supervision of a physician.
Obtains correct contrast for procedure, taking into account patient's renal function, procedure type, and physician request.
Maintains sterility while loading injector.
Applies correct parameters on power injector based on vessel, anatomy, and physician's orders.
Reports any adverse reactions to contrast injections to physician and takes necessary steps to assist in recovery.
6.Observes patient during interventional catheterization procedure.
Enters patient demographics into computer system, X-ray equipment, Ultrasound equipment (IR only), and 3D workstations.
Notifies physician if patient expresses generalized pain during procedure.
Inventories all supplies used for each procedure.
7.Assists in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
Activate Rapid Response System or Code Response System.
Prepares emergency equipment as directed by physician.
8.Maintains required Radiation Safety documentation and ensures compliance with NYSDOH regulatory requirements.
Shields patient when appropriate to procedure.
Adjusts radiation technique to adhere to ALARA and department dose reduction standards.
Collaborates with health care team members appropriately in an emergency situation.
9.Maintains and cleans x-ray equipment.
Maintains physical and software parameters of radiographic and ultrasound equipment (IR only).
Documents service reports, preventive maintenance, and repair status.
Ensures radiographs and ultrasound (IR only) parameters are within department specifications and guidelines.
Operates and navigates 3D workstations, including importing CT, MRI and ultrasound images.
Imaging procedures include neurovascular, peripheral-endovascular and non-vascular procedures.
Utilizes and operates ultrasound imaging where appropriate, and aids in C02 contrast delivery.
Graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology Program, required.
New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist, required.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist (R.T.) required.
Minimum of two (2) years' experience as radiological technologist, required. Experience in Interventional Radiology or Cardiac Catheterization, preferred. CT Experience, preferred
Communication and customer service skills, required.
Northern Westchester Hospital