Interventional Radiology Technologist, Lead- Full Time
Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager of Radiology and the general supervision of the Radiology Director, provides technical leadership for the practice of Interventional Radiology. Responsibilities include assuring patient safety, accurate performance of all procedures, coordinating workload, staffing and patient schedules. Provides technical oversight, management of supply inventory and maintenance of equipment. Performs and oversees quality and regulatory compliance including compliance associated with personal protective equipment (e.g., lead apron inventory checks and appropriate use), fluoroscopy (e.g., user credentials, fluoroscopy logs, equipment management, etc) and personal dosimeter management (e.g., badge deployment, return, etc) in Interventional Radiology.
Coordinates the daily operational activities for Interventional Radiology including staff scheduling and patient flow, resulting in an efficient and well organized operating environment.
Ensures the quality of exam studies and enforces adherence to exam procedure requirements.
Provides appropriate direction, feedback and guidance to Interventional Radiology staff to achieve desired productivity and imaging standards.
Insures that Interventional Radiology standards for turnaround times are met.
Attends regularly scheduled department meetings.
Organizes and maintains statistical data as required for MA DPH, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies in cooperation with the QC technologist.
Recognizes when others are in need of assistance and consistently offers to help when workload permits or finds someone who can.
Coordinates Interventional Radiology service maintenance vendor schedules for routine and emergent service to the equipment. The result should be consistent, high quality services to equipment, arranged to minimize operational down-time and expense. Ensures equipment QC, maintenance and corrective action logs are appropriately maintained.
Develops and maintains a systematic and reliable schedule for response to staffing needs.
Monitors staff interaction with patients and public and assures courteous, sensitive, and caring interactions consistent with the hospital mission. Addresses patient and medical staff complaints and reports all issues to operations manager and/or administrative director.
Maintains Interventional Radiology Protocol Manual in cooperation with department chair, Interventional Radiology physician director, Operations Manager of Radiologyand radiology director.
Maintains adequate inventory of all required supplies using just in time inventory practices.
Provides input for budget preparation and equipment/supply needs.
Coordinates and assists with the orientation and training of Interventional Radiology technologists.
Participates in the development and evaluation of policies and procedures related to Interventional Radiology.
Ensures all Interventional Radiology staff demonstrate competence in the use of Interventional Radiology room imaging and patient care equipment.
Ensures all Interventional Radiology staff demonstrate competence in performing all exams and procedures in Interventional Radiology.
Ensures all Interventional Radiology staff demonstrate competence in use of RIS/HIS and PACS and other electronic documentation and film management equipment.
Assures adherence to applicable patient safety policies and procedures.
Strives for continuous improvement in quality and services and participates in departmental QI program.
Establishes and enforces a high standard of environmental cleanliness and sanitation.
Provides frequent technical and personal feedback and instruction to staff.
Prepares performance evaluations and competency assessments for Interventional Radiology technologists and appropriate support staff for review by operations manager and/or administrative director.
Confronts and resolves problems and conflicts in a constructive manner that assures support and development of the department team identity and focus.
Promotes professional image by adhering to dress code.
Meets all the expectations of the Interventional Radiology imaging technologist.
Serves as a resource person for the Interventional Radiology section.
Commits to following the ARRT code of ethics.
Develops and maintains a systematic and reliable on-call schedule for response to weekend and off-shift procedure demands. Shares call responsibility with Interventional Radiology technologists.
Performs other responsibilities as required or assigned.
Reviews daily tracking to assure all exams have been tracked and completed per department protocol.
Maintains Interventional Radiology imaging technologist records, including but not restricted to attendance, ceu, licensure etc. in cooperation with QI/staff education supervisor.
Reviews patient exams to ascertain all duties are complete.
Participates in investigational and correlation studies as needed.
Reports problems, issues and patient/physician concerns as appropriate to the operations manager and/or administrative director.
Reports serious incidents and/or severe breaches in quality of care to the chair and administrative director.
Reports immediately to operations manager or administrative director any deviation from normal operations.
Accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital related, medical staff related and patient related data and information.
Accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital and department policies and procedures.
Accountable for assuring all resources and supplies are utilized in a fiscally prudent manner. Assists operations manager and administrative director in assuring negative budget variances are avoided.
Accountable for quality of imaging and associated documentation.
Accountable for identifying staff development needs both on an individual and collective basis and relaying the information to the operations manager and administrative director.
Accountable for providing a safe working environment for all staff in Interventional Radiology.
Accountable for assuring daily exam/charge reconciliations.
Accountable for assuring Interventional Radiology technologist compliance with all PACS workflow requirements.
Accountable for correctly interpreting and administering hospital and department policies in a consistent and thorough manner.
Accountable for identifying problems, barriers and opportunities and using a problem solving approach to make informed, sound decisions in a timely manner and relaying this information to the operations manager and/or administrative director.
- Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.
- Minimum of Associates degree in Radiologic Technology preferred.
- In depth knowledge of Interventional Radiology procedures at a level generally gained through 3-4 years’ experience as a Radiologic or Interventional Radiology Technologist.
- Demonstrated leadership and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate efficient and courteous communications with patients and hospital employees.
- Thorough knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, physiology and Interventional procedures.
- Active interest in current developments in Interventional imaging, demonstrated by attendance and/or participation at scientific meetings.
- Knowledge of computer applications sufficient to assure compliance with department documentation requirements, Interventional and image management systems (PACS).
- Excellent problem resolution skills.
- Current Massachusetts DPH Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license;
- and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation;
- Preferred: additional current ARRT registered certification in Vascular-Interventional radiography with RT(VI) designation and/or preferred additional current Cardiac-Interventional radiography with RT(CI) designation and/or preferred additional current Cardio-Vascular interventional radiography with RT(CV) designation; Current ACLS certification with American Heart Association obtained within 6 months of hire
Training: Additional training will be provided as necessary.
- Must obtain required CEU hours to maintain state licensure and national registration.
- Competency with PACS preferred.
Minimum 1 year supervisory or lead experience preferred.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.