DIC Special Procedure Tech

Northern Westchester Hospital Bay Shore , NY 11706

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:
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.


  1. Responsibilities specific to Interventional Radiology department:

  • 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.


  1. Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • 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.

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