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IR Tech II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

MAIN - Main Hospital Req ID: 27599

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Radiology Manager and IR Lead Technologist, operates radiographic equipment to obtain optimum imaging of designated portions of the body to aid in diagnosis of disease, measure progress of disease, and treat disease when applicable.

Job Responsibilities

1. Performs various special procedures that produce radiographic imaging of optimum diagnostic quality according to department policy and procedure on a daily basis.

  • Follows standards for Routine, IR, and Fluoroscopic exams and positioning prescribed in the procedure manual set forth by the imaging department.
  • Selects correct technical factors on an individual patient basis (proper techniques) to ensure an image of diagnostic quality.
  • Administers intravenous and gastro-intestinal injections of contrast media according to policy and procedures of the imaging department.

2. Operates Routine, IR, and fluoroscopic equipment according to department policy and procedure.

  • Adheres to federal and state radiation safety guidelines and regulations regarding patient and operator protection, collimation, and shielding.
  • Ensures dosimetry badge is worn 100% of the time outside his/her thyroid shield while he/she is working in the imaging department.
  • Ensures radiation protection on all patients by using lead shields, lead aprons, and gonadal shields.

3. Provides and supports interdepartmental teamwork set forth by the radiology administrator.

  • Coordinates the needs of other services in radiology to ensure patient examination time is kept to a minimum.
  • Ensures all scheduling with the nursing units in regard to examination time, required lab tests, premedication, and IV start.
  • Assist in the orientation of newly hired technologists in IR and uses appropriate documentation for this training 100% of the time.

4. Maintains workstation area and equipment.

  • Ensures that all emergency equipment and specialized equipment is checked daily and record books maintained as necessary.
  • Ensures that the room is checked on initial use for safety.
  • Ensures the equipment is functioning before start of procedure.
  • Ensures that supplies are available and ready for use before shift begins
  • In conjunction with SPD, will take inventory weekly and make appropriate arrangements to replenish supplies 100% of the time.
  • Ensures that after the end of shift, work area will be returned to readiness and an acceptable level of cleanliness.
  • Ensures all radiographic equipment is turned off at end of shift and plugged in if applicable.

5. Responsible for maintaining the continuing education required for this position

  • Complete mandatory education on-line tutorials 100% of the time.
  • Obtains 12 CE credits/year.
  • Participates and contributes to team projects.
  • Attend IR case conference and educational M&M sessions when applicable.
  • Attends CCD classes if necessary.

 

Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
CPR - Certified Pulmonary Recuscitation
ARRT- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Required Education and Experience
  • High School/GED
  • A minimum of one experience in the field of diagnostic radiology and or one year experience in Interventional Radiology.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • VI certification preferred but not required. 
  • Pediatric experience preferred.
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining the continuing education required for this position
  • Complete mandatory education on-line tutorials 100% of the time.
  • Obtains 12 CE credits/year.
  • Participates and contributes to team projects.
  • Attend IR case conference and educational M&M sessions when applicable.
  • Attends CCD classes if necessary. 

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

 

 

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