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Lead Interventional Radiologic Technologist

Job ID: R-30129 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

This specialty certified technologist provides leadership to other special procedures technologists in the Interventional Radiology department. Also assists in the performance of diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic radiologic and ultrasonic guided imaging procedures as needed. This technologist is highly trained in working in surgical type work environments and is specifically trained to work in a sterile field.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the orientation, education, and evaluation of staff. -
  • Coordinates/assigns daily duties and quality checks. Delegates tasks to other technologists.
  • Coordinates daily staffing needs and re-evaluates staffing needs with changes in unit workflow. Partners with nursing leadership to ensure effective flow and continuity of care within the department.
  • Demonstrates collaborative interaction with other healthcare team members to meet immediate and specific patient care needs such as seamless transition of patients.
  • Demonstrates competence in the areas of communication/collaboration, shift coordinator, effective problem solving and cost-effective decision making.
  • Must maintain competence in assisting during physician supervised procedures with proper sterile preparation of patient access areas, procedure trays and miscellaneous supplies and devices used during the procedure.
  • This technologist is also accountable for ensuring the proper documentation of the use of contrast material and ensuring there is appropriate documentation related to patient charges.
  • Must maintain professional, clinical, and technical competency to perform radiologic diagnostic imaging procedures incorporating access techniques developed for specific vascular (arterial and venous), spinal, neurological and general chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremity locations.
  • Participates as a member of the department leadership team.
  • Participates in department performance improvement activities.
  • Responsible for completion of mandatory educational assignments as provided by the supervisor, nurse manager or director.
  • The technologist will participate in the training process developed for technologist preceptorship and provide assistance to Radiology residents as requested.
  • This technologist is personally responsible for maintaining required state and national licensure as a technologist, certification for life support response and IV competence. -
  • This technologist is responsible for maintaining proper radiation protection (apron, thyroid, glasses) and ensuring that personal radiation monitoring device is worn appropriately at all times during procedures.
  • This technologist participates with patient safety by participating in "time out" procedures, post procedure "huddles" and abiding by the organizational policies and guidelines related to Culture of Safety.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required

  • High school
  • ARRT (R), (IR or CV), BLS, State of Kansas
  • Graduate of an accredited Radiology Technologist Program
  • Experience ~ 1-2 years of broad interventional experience

Preferred

  • Associate's/Bachelor's Degree
  • Second Language

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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