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Special Procedures Tech

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Omaha
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Specials Technologists working in vascular-interventional radiography assist interventional radiologists with diagnostic angiographic procedures, complex interventional surgical procedures, and therapeutic procedures. Special Procedure technologists must have strong technical, radiologic, and clinical skills. The ability to multi-task is essential. This position requires knowledge of sterile technique and pan scrubbing, plus shares on-call duties with the rest of the Special Procedures Technologists.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Graduated from an approved American Medical Association (AMA) school of Radiologic Technology required.
        • Experience
          • 1 year experience in Radiology required.
          • License/Certifications
            • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography (R) registered or board eligible is required.
            • Current Medical Radiographer (Rad.St) license from Nebraska Department of Health is required.
            • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
            • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, co-workers and the public.
              • Able to organize and perform multiple tasks, problem-solve and prioritize work assignments.
              • Ability to supervise, delegate and evaluate.
              • Ability to anticipate and meet the needs of the physicians' during surgical procedures.
              • Ability to follow through and to perform numerous tasks at once and work with minimal supervision.
              • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours and on-call responsibilities.
              • Radiation Safety.
              • Universal safety precautions.
              • Essential Job Functions
                • Essential Functions I
                  • Smart Growth-Provides care for the optimal patient experience.
                    • Service oriented - Actively looking for ways to help people to optimize the customer experience.
                    • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively with empathy, compassion, and respect.
                    • Active Listening - Gives full attention to what other people are saying, asking questions as appropriate to understand any points being made.
                    • Quality & Safety-Provides appropriate patient care as outilined in the "Age specific criteria"
                      • Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.
                      • Provides appropriate patient care.
                      • Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories.
                      • Quality & Safety-Exam performance
                        • Time out performed prior to procedure start.
                        • Assisting surgeon/radiologist with surgery/special procedures.
                        • Maintains familiarity with all surgical supplies including guide wires, catheters, stents and balloons.
                        • Ensures optimal visualization of anatomy by directing radiographic equipment.
                        • Assist staff in room with procedure set-up.
                        • Responds to pages in a timely manner.
                        • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas specifications and time frame.
                        • Understands the importance of sterility and is able to establish and maintain sterile field on a daily basis.
                        • Heightened Focus on Efficiency-Radiology Information System (RIS)/Cerner/Navicare/ Picture Archival Communication System (PACS)/Outlook/ERNIE
                          • Ensures Powerchart is available to the performing physician prior to start of case.
                          • Knowledge of order entry and ability to order correct exams and proper indications.
                          • Matches digital images to Radiology Information System (RIS) orders, for viewing in Picture Archival Communication System (PACS).
                          • Starts and completes exams performed.
                          • Consistently uses Exam Management.
                          • Document Medications and Allergies.
                          • Consistently uses Powerscribe.
                          • Quality & Safety-QA
                            • Assists in maintaining appropriate par levels of supplies and communicates to appropriate ordering personnel.
                            • Functions under the direction and immediate supervision of the Interventional/vascular physicians.
                            • Provides direct, safe, competent and quality patient care in the Interventional Radiology department.
                            • Patient identification accurately verified.
                            • Properly identify anatomical orientation on all films.
                            • Clean and disinfect equipment at the conclusion of each case.
                            • Partnerships & Collaboration-Department teamwork
                              • Maintains positive and respectful relationship with team members.
                              • Understands and supports the direction and workflow of the department.
                              • Available at the start of scheduled shift and appropriately manages completion of shift.
                              • Relieves coworkers during cases as needed.
                              • Performs job duties as assigned.
                              • Maintains communication/coordination w/pertinent areas.
                              • Maintains awareness of ongoing procedures and assists co-workers in unassigned areas when available.
                              • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
                              • Demonstrates competence in area of experience.
                              • Works effectively to maintain an environment of excellence, which is patient focused, providing timely, compassionate, quality patient care.
                              • People-Clinical Instruction of Students
                                • Provides and monitors "on the job training" per Methodist College Standards.
                                • Maintains professional and courteous relationship w/students and instructors.
                                • Partnerships & Collaboration-Department policy and procedures.
                                  • Effectively demonstrates MHS and Imaging Behavior Standards.
                                  • Shows knowledge by following department Policy & Procedures Manual.
                                  • Essential Functions II
                                    • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                    • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
                                    • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Omaha , Special Procedures Tech, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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