Interventional Radiology Technologist
Company: Fresenius Medical Care
Posted on: June 9, 2021
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Supports FMCNA's mission, vision, core values and customer
service philosophy. Adheres to the FMCNA Compliance Program,
including following all regulatory and policy requirements.
Assists physicians in performing all types of interventional
radiology procedures. Responsible for the operation and quality
control of the radiological equipment in accordance with FMC
policies, procedures and training. Assists with the inventory and
ordering of supplies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs various activities necessary for the preparation of the
patient and the procedure room for the radiology procedures in
compliance with FMCNA policies and procedures and state and federal
Reviews patient specific procedure orders to determine
materials/supplies that will be needed.
Sets up/ stocks the procedure room/procedure trays with all
needed supplies and interventional equipment prior to procedure and
cleans procedure room post procedure, including cleaning of
Conducts all necessary preparations of the patient procedure
room and documents when appropriate.
Explains procedure to the patient, answers questions and
addresses patient concerns.
Assists with preparing the patient for the surgical procedure by
positioning, shaving and prepping.
Performs patient transfers and positioning of patients and
transports patient to and from procedure room.
Inputs patient data into the C-Arm.
Acts as scrub assistant assisting the physician during
interventional procedures under fluoroscopy; maintaining a sterile
technique according to the established company policies and
procedures and state and federal regulations.
Complies with HIPPA policies and standards in regards to patient
Draws up intravenous medication and labels as per Medication
Labeling Policy in the Sterile Field Competency.
Processes x-ray images and archives to a CD or DVD to comply
with FMCNA policies and procedures for patient medical records and
Provides outstanding quality of patient care by supporting and
driving FMCNA quality standards through meeting regulatory
requirements and the practice of Continuous Quality Improvement
(CQI), including use of FMCNA CQI tools.
Assists with implementing FMCNA quality goals and facility
specific action plans in order to achieve FMCNA quality
Ensures medical records are accurate, complete and in compliance
with FMCNA policies and procedures. Maintains integrity of medical
records, filing paperwork in patient files according to policies
and procedures and performing audits on a regular basis.
- Assists with maintaining environmental integrity and
aesthetics. Ensures all areas are clean, sanitary and safe on a
daily basis Ensures all facility equipment and instruments are in
proper working condition by inspecting equipment on a daily basis
before and after procedures.
- Makes recommendations regarding replacement of equipment and
- Assists with disposal of hazardous waste materials, dirty linen
Prepares, organizes, and efficiently utilizes supplies and
equipment to prevent wastage.
Attends and participates in Governing Body, assisting with
meeting agenda and gathering of data/material for meetings.
Ensures effective communication with physicians.
Attends and participates in CQI meetings with physicians,
reporting on assigned topics.
Works with the physicians and staff to ensure all necessary
instruments and equipment are on hand.
Addresses physician concerns in areas of responsibility.
Assists in training and orienting new employees on the
Ensures patient billing is accurate and timely by reviewing all
procedures, documenting patient equipment charges and verifying CPT
and ICD9 codes are correct.
Assists with inventory, ordering of supplies and re-stocking of
Acts as Radiation Safety Officer; monitors radiation badges and
conducts in-services regarding Radiation safety.
Participates in all facility regulatory and accreditation
surveys and action plans to address any deficiencies
- Other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- The physical demands and work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- The work environment is characteristic of a health care
facility with air temperature control and moderate noise levels.
May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases/materials.
Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds and to perform
patient transfers and positioning of patients up to 400 pounds.
Must be able to stand in a protective apron for up to 45-60
- 10% Travel.
- High School Diploma required; Associate's Degree desirable; and
Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
- Must have ARRT Certification, and be a licensed Radiology
Technician by the Department of Health
- Per state requirements - must be licensed in radiology.
- Interventional Radiology certificate preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- 4 - 6 years' related experience desirable, Candidates with ARRT
Certifications will be considered for this position with at least 1
years of experience desirable.
- Working knowledge of interventional equipment (including C-Arm
and Ultrasound equipment), procedures and materials/supplies needed
for each procedure. Knowledge of sterile techniques.
- Experience with special procedures utilizing a C-Arm.
- Knowledge of universal precautions and personal protective
devices to be utilized when operating radiology systems.
- Successfully complete BLS certification.
- Experience with monitoring and maintaining inventory.
- Proficient in the use of computers and related software such as
Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free
workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Keywords: Fresenius Medical Care, Fairfield , Interventional Radiology Technologist, Other , Fairfield, Connecticut
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