The Invasive Proc Tech ARRT Senior assists physicians with interventional procedures and provides diagnostic aid by conducting organ or body scans on patients.
Prepares and positions patients and selects anatomic and technical parameters accurately.
Prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within the accepted scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations.
Observes patient during procedure and reports abnormal activity. Monitors protocols and recommends updates or refinements as warranted.
Follows radiation safety procedures and guidelines.
Performs diagnostic, specialized radiographic and cardiovascular invasive procedures via active utilization of ionizing radiation. Determines appropriate documentation method via filmed medium, performing complex Image manipulation, data interpretation and analysis. Produces quality radiographic images for physician interpretation. Performs specialized imaging training and mentoring for medical imaging staff. Acquires quantitative and qualitative data to aid physicians in making diagnosis or performing treatment. Performs data analysis, assesses techniques, methodology, equipment operation and quality control to insure that information is obtained and presented accurately. Arranges preventative maintenance checks and service on radiographic and ancillary procedure equipment at appropriate intervals and as necessary.
Performs complex patient assessment, monitoring and care to include patient preparation, vital signs, pulse oximetry, blood pressure and heart rhythm, venous access, arterial access in presence or physician, urinary catheterization, suturing, compression, bandaging, distal pulses, non-narcotic and pressurized injections. Performs wire and catheter manipulation and placements as permitted by license, observing departmental standards for competency and proficiency. Performs patient medical chart documentation in accordance with stated procedure. Establishes and maintains sterile equipment and procedure environment and complies with infection control standards. Performs sterile field and infection control mentoring and competency documentation for medical imaging staff.
Performs active inventory management. Maintains adequate supply, rotates stock, communicates stock information to physician, orders supplies, receives and appropriately distributes supply, performs case-specific charging and documentation to maximize potential for reimbursement. Obtains procedure and supply coding information. Receives and communicates with vendors for specialty stock items. Performs procedure scheduling, obtains authorizations, confirms physician privileges as necessary, arranges patient reservations and referrals. Obtains patient H and P's, pertinent lab results and prior films for case physician review.
Interviews patient and performs preliminary patient and family procedure communication and education. Performs post-procedure and discharge education and confirms patient / family understanding of instructions. Performs procedure record documentation as necessary. Using specialized knowledge of radiation procedure and protocol, ensures that all individuals in procedure room conduct duties in a manner consistent with maximizing radiation safety for self and others. Documents patient radiation exposure. Assists medical radiation physicist. Responds to emergency situations and call-back as required within departmental specified timeframes. Rotates room, case and call-back assignments with other qualified staffers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
May be required to be "on-call."
Certified Basic BLS Provider specializing in Basic Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
Licensed Radiology Technician specializing in Radiology credentialed from the Texas Medical Board .
Radiologic Technologist specializing in Radiography credentialed from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) .
Certified Advanced Advanced Advanced Life Support specializing in Advanced Cardio Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Radiologic Technologist specializing in Cardiac-Intrvn Radiography credentialed from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
HS or Equivalent
Associate's or Bachelor's degree is preferred
Two (2) years of interventional procedures experience is required.
Dell Children’s is a part of Seton Healthcare Family, a faith-based nonprofit healthcare system that serves all of Central Texas. The Daughters of Charity founded Seton in 1902 as a sign of God’s unconditional love for all, and today Seton strives to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services.
Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations. Dell Children’s is on...e of four teaching hospitals that serve as training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas. Seton conducts research in such areas as the prevention and treatment of stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy and chronic condition management.
Seton is part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the nation and the world’s largest Catholic health system. Ascension’s Texas ministry is comprised of Seton in Austin and Providence Healthcare Network in Waco.
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