The Radiographer-Interventional reflects themission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to theorganization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complieswith all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory andaccreditation standards. Providesimaging services to assist in diagnosis or treatment of inpatients and oroutpatients.
Performs radiographicand related procedures to demonstrate vascular structures for interpretationand or therapeutic interventional by or at the request of a license practitioner. Exercise professional judgment inperformance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medicalethics. Provides appropriatepatient care and recognizes patient's conditions essential for successfulcompletion of the procedures.
Servicesare provided in accordance with industry standards, department protocols, andhospital policies and procedures. Performs interventional imaging procedures. Evaluates the request for radiographic service and assessesthe patient to determine the appropriate procedure protocol and method ofapplication.
Corroborate patient'sclinical history with procedure, assuring information is documented andavailable for use by a licensed practitioner. Prepare patient for procedures; providing instructions to obtaindesired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety. Operate imaging equipment andaccessories.
Select appropriateprogram for desired protocol. Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest,respecting patient ability and comfort. Appropriately employs imaging systems, accessory devices, and patientpositioning techniques to generate interventional imaging images.
Cares for the patient throughout theprocedure according to department and hospital standards of nursing care,age-specific sensitivities, and "patients' first" guidelines. Participate in lifting and transportingpatients to and from imaging devices. Evaluate the resultant images in comparison with industry standard (Merrills' Atlas of RoentgenographicPositions) and takes corrective action if needed.
Provide patient education in the form of written materialand/or verbal explanation prior to, during, and subsequent to the procedure inorder to reduce the patient's anxiety and enhance his/her comfort with and toleranceof the procedure. Perform imagingprocedures in accordance with safe radiation safety practices as determined bythe Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety and the Nuclear Regulatory Commissionto limit radiation exposure to patient, self, and other members of thehealthcare team. AA/EOE
Current Illinois licensed
Current ARRT registry in radiography
Current CPR certification (BLS)
Graduation from an accredited radiography program with 1 year Interventional Imaging experience.
Advanced certification in Vascular Interventional Radiology.
Graduation from an accredited radiography program Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree
3 or more years Interventional Imaging experience.