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Performs advanced interventional radiographic procedures in body imaging and neuro interventional to include scrub assist and panning. Assists the physician and clinical staff with advanced diagnostic, interventional, and surgical procedures as scrub assistant and assists with circulation during complex procedures. Collaborates with lead tech, physician champions, and leadership on education and competencies of new staff once new devices and supplies are FDA approved and are performed routinely.
Proficiently operates angiographic and ultrasound equipment, including but not limited to instant wave-free ratio (iFR), fractional flow reserve (FFR), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), used to perform basic to advanced procedures. Must perform and be proficient with advanced diagnostic and interventional procedures that include both neuro endovascular, vascular, and non-vascular procedures. Perform device prep, table setup, and ensures equipment is functioning appropriately for procedure. Performs first assist scrub techniques in a high acute, high complex procedures that require special attention to detail and precision.
Works with vendors to develop new product training and/or new FDA approved products for staff competencies. Assist in pre and post procedural activities that involve equipment and patient care. Selects appropriate exposure factors and techniques to ensure we are following ALARA guidelines. Ability to perform initial trouble shooting on equipment and maintenance as necessary. Performs calibration cleaning and quality assurance measures on equipment. Prepares, delivers, and picks up reusable items for re-sterilization.
Identifies appropriate anatomy for documentation, billing, and filming. Proficient in angiography filming and appropriate labeling of images for physician dictation.
Ensures images are properly stored and delivered to PACS. This may include performing charge capture for procedures via EPIC. Post-processes neuro and neuro-interventional angiographic studies, assuring the high diagnostic quality of images. Performs specialized post processing of diagnostic images (e.g. .3D reconstruction, volumetrics, and vessel measurements.)
Scrubs or floats to and assist physician with diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures with knowledge of equipment. Must also be able to assist residents/fellows as well as nursing staff during procedures. Supports physicians and staff during advanced, complex, and low acuity procedures.
Serves as department resource and/or a role model and/or preceptor for staff. Develops, trains, and helps to ensure staff are competent for procedures.
Pulls sheaths and maintains adequate pressure until hemostasis has been achieved at the direction of physician.
Produces medical images to meet standards established in department protocols. Uses independent judgment and radiographic skills to position patients in order to obtain quality exams. Alters positioning of patient and/or equipment as required by patient condition to obtain required images.
Provides inventory control for vascular and interventional specific supplies such as catheters, guide wires, stents, procedure sets, etc.
Prepares patient both physically and emotionally prior to examination, explaining procedures to allay patient fears.
License & CertificationsBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), and
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and
Radiographer license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and
Registered Technologist (RT) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and
Vascular-Interventional Technology (VI) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or
Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CV) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist registration (RCIS) issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or
Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) certification issued by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), or
Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS) certification issued by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), or
EducationAdvanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Radiologic Technology.
ExperienceTypically requires 5 years of experience in an interventional lab performing vascular, non-vascular, and neuro procedures.
Completed certification/number of proctored cases required by respective companies for at least one new complex procedure with the recommendation from the Medical Director, Section Chief, or Physician Champion.Advanced skills required for complex wire and device use. Advanced knowledge of imaging technologies and related software applications.Advanced knowledge of angioplasty balloons including pressure ratings. Advanced knowledge of all stents required which includes preparation and deployment.Advanced knowledge of thrombolytic agents.Advanced knowledge of surgical scrub and 1st assist techniques.Proficient in suturing catheters and vascular sheaths in vascular access sheaths.Knowledge to identify vascular, non-vascular anatomy and physiology to perform diagnostic and interventional scrub procedures.Excellent communication skills to work effectively with physicians, patients, staff, and management.Ability to be self-directed and detail oriented.Basic computer skills and operation of office equipment.Demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities in a quick pace environment.Knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology, and pathology.Skill in applying the principles of radiation protection and safety.
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