The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) - Interventional Radiography (IR) Cardiovascular-Interventional (CV) uses specialized equipment to perform diagnostic angiographic procedures and complex vascular and nonvascular interventional and therapeutic procedures. The exams involve the use of highly sophisticated x-ray equipment such as IR fluoroscopy, pressure injectors, biplane imaging, patient monitors, etc. The incumbent's principal responsibilities are to perform interventional, vascular and diagnostic radiology procedures, with most exams utilizing surgical sterile techniques. This requires "scrub-in technique," preparation of surgical trays, preparation of contrast, supplying of catheters and guide wires, sterile assurance of the patient and equipment that may come in contact with the sterile field with the purpose of assuring that all preventive measures have been taken to prevent contamination of the patient. This is done to minimize hazards associated with invasive procedures and involves the use of sterile packs, gloves, syringes, guide wires, catheters, clean-up trays, etc., after exam is completed. Such procedures may be performed in the operating room in lieu of the interventional radiology suite. The incumbent must be knowledgeable in Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). The position reports to the Specialty Care, Nursing Services. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performs angiography, venograms, myelograms, percutaneous nephrostomy, tumor ablation, vertebraplasty, pain management procedures and other special/interventional procedures. Also, performs vascular procedures in the OR, operate C-Arm, portables, CR, DR radiography, portables and various diagnostic procedures; Prepares contrast materials. These contrast materials are used in the exams performed in the special procedure area and the technologist must know the effects and reactions to the contrast; Performs peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities renal, hepatic, mesenteric, aortic, femoral, etc.; Performs myelography of the complete spine utilizing conventional x-ray units, patient immobilizers, etc., when required. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies of the spinal canal.; Performs neuroangiography, including spine, head and neck studies utilizing highly sophisticated x-ray equipment such as computerized fluoroscopy, pressure injectors, biplane imaging, patient monitors, etc.; Performs Cardiac Catheterizations, cardiac angiography of the heart and cardiac system, and related procedures; Responsible for the intravenous injection of contrast media and operating power injector; Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, on-call weekdays/weekends and as patient care dictates Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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