IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-ANGIOGRAPHY (Temp/Hourly)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on June 23, 2020
Req #: 171401
Department: UWMC - RADIOLOGY ANGIOGRAPHY
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 07/06/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $34.70 - $52.68 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).  Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.  UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.  The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions.  Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.  Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC Radiology - Angiography has an outstanding opportunity to fill multiple part time temporary/hourly Imaging Technologists - Angiography. The Imaging Tech - Angiography performs a variety of imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols. This role functions as the first line interface with patients in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.

The Angiography Imaging Technologist is able to independently produce high quality images. Competent in the use of all Angiography/Interventional equipment. Follows all outlined safety protocols while ensuring patient comfort and confidentiality. Assists the Radiologist and other physicians with a wide range of procedures. Competent in the use of all relevant computer systems.


EQUIPMENT:
•Understands, is able to independently operate, and practices proper use of all equipment to include:
•All Philips FD20 exam rooms
•C-Arms
•RFA Generators
•Physio monitoring equipment
•All IVUS units
•RFA units
•IRE units
•All Ultrasound machines
•Able to troubleshoot minor problems with radiology equipment
•Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor, shift lead, or Clinical Engineering
•Practices proper aseptic techniques following use of all equipment
•Excellent working knowledge of inventory selection for each procedure
•Able to monitor and maintain proper inventory levels

IT/COMPUTER SYSTEMS/IMAGE MANAGEMENT:
•Schedules, begins, completes, and cancels exams in RIS,  Patient Tracker, Spacetrax as indicated
•Knowledge of RIS, Patient Tracker, Spacetrax and PACS to perform daily duties
•Follows department guidelines for documenting dose in RIS,  Patient Tracker,  Spacetrax and Dose Watch(If applicable)
•Documents any contrast or medications used during imaging in RIS, Spacetrax and Patient Tracker
•Verifies all images sent to PACS
•Reconciles any unspecified images in PACS and manages exceptions in RIS
•Able to images process pre, during and post procedures
•Able to merge exams in PACS
•Demonstrates knowledge in EPIC and ORCA
•Demonstrates knowledge of white board (If applicable)
•Ensure that all supplies are billed properly in HEMM
•Chooses correct patient from work list or enters required patient information to maintain an accurate permanent record of test results

IMAGING/PATIENT CARE:
•Examines all orders for accuracy in determining if signs and symptoms match exam ordered and follows departmental protocols.  Clarifies orders with ordering physician
•Explains study to the patient, appropriately questions patient for exam to be performed, instructs, and assists patients in proper positioning for the examination
•Selects equipment and settings to optimize the image for diagnostic purposes as described by UWMC protocol
•Exercises independent judgment and is able to tailor examination relative to patients clinical presentation and pathophysiological state  
•Appropriately monitors and communicates with the patient during exam and is able to assess patient pain and notify proper personnel for intervention if necessary    
•Practices proper room set-up and clean-up for all procedures
•Evaluates images for technical quality and accurate positioning
•Independently performs and evaluate both clinical and research examinations
•Completes all examinations assigned in an efficient and timely manner without reduction in exam quality   
•Performs work accurately and quickly even during peak workloads and maintains an acceptable volume of examinations as described by department policies
• Practices proper sterile techniques prior and during procedures
•Proper handling and labeling of specimens post procedure

SAFETY:
•Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health errors
•Performs all quality control checks as prescribed and contacts the appropriate staff in the event of a system or equipment malfunction
•Follows all departmental policies regarding radiation safety and shielding patients
•Chooses and correctly labels all contrast and medications under the direction of the Radiologist
•Screens all patients for allergies and contrast contraindications prior to exam.  Appropriately  questions patient regarding history, allergies, and pregnancy
•Appropriate use of TLDs for pregnant patient and fetus
•Uses appropriate labeling for all imaging
•Follows department protocols for all imaging studies
•Know basic CPR to assist in patient care
•Initiates and participates in all Final Verification/Time Out with all staff members present for any procedures
•Always uses personal protection (wears lead protection

OTHER:
•Orient, educates, and provides a positive learning environment for students, trainees, technologists, residents, and fellows
•Completes annual educational requirements
•Maintains required certifications
•Helps others when necessary
•Consistently performs good work flow management
•Consistently communicate effectively with staff and patients
•Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to independently use KRONOS timekeeping system and follows the Department‘s guidelines
•Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school, registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT),

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.

Desired Skills:

Completion of a 3-month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR 1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced course work in the applicable modality.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.