Duke University Health System Job Description:
INTERVENTIONAL TECH (4078)

Job Title: INTERVENTIONAL TECH  Job Code: 4078 
FLSA: Pay Target: F2 
Date: 05/01/2016   Supervisory Responsibility: No 

General Description of the Job Class

Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks eminent in operating radiographic equipment to perform vascular and neuroradiology angiographic and interventional procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of radiographic equipment to make special study radiographs of designated body portions in accordance with radiation safety procedures.

Position patients; immobilize as necessary.

Assist radiologist during angiographic and interventional procedures.

Operate fluoroscopic equipment. Position patients for rapid sequence filming during contrast media administration.

Set up sterile trays and other equipment practicing sterile technique.

Assist radiologist during procedure to include handling of instruments, operating and monitoring equipment, calling out equipment readings; alerting physician to changes in patient condition.

Scrub to assist with passage of catheters/guidewires.

Load power injectors with contrast media; prepare for injection.

Maintain studies within the Image archival system.

Schedule patient procedures from referring physician's offices.

Charge patients for procedures and supplies in EHR.

Assist in orientation of new technologists; provide education and training to student technologists. Maintain patient records and statistical data. Coordinate scheduling and patient flow within the neuro/vascular radiographic suites; coordinate procedure performance across different hospital divisions (anesthesia, pediatrics, radiology). Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein (patient transport, etc.)

Maintain supply inventory; order supplies.

Assist with training of new physicians (attendings, interns, residents, and fellows).

Assist radiologists with development of new protocols and imaging techniques that are unique to facility. Participate in research initiatives and development of research protocols. Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of neuro and vascular angiographic and interventional procedures.

Orient new technologists to these procedures.

Monitor charging of procedures and supplies for division to ensure correctness.

Monitor assigned inventory expiration dates.

Maintain a par inventory of catheters, balloons, stents, guidewires, and miscellaneous kits under discretion of manager.

Monitor inventory levels and par-levels.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.

**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education:

Graduate of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology

OR

Graduate of a bachelor's degree program in Radiology

 

Experience:

Level I must obtain ARRT certification within 12 months of employment.

Level II Minimum of two years' experience as an Interventional technologist.

Level III A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

ARRT certification in radiography

ARRT certification in vascular interventional technology must be obtained within 12 months of hire

BLS certification

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work with the most complex technology

Ability to assume a leadership role

 

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


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