Interventional Radiology Specialty Technologist Days
Posted on: September 24, 2022
**Location: Main Campus**
**Schedule: 7:00am -5:30pm**
Will CROSS TRAIN
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County's public health system, and
its staff of nearly 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth's four
hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health
centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The
health system is home to Cuyahoga County's most experienced Level I
Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio's only adult and
pediatric trauma and burn center. As an academic medical center,
MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active
staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine. Our main campus hospital houses a
Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and
health. The MetroHealth System is committed to creating a healthier
Under the general supervision of the fluoroscopy operator, assists
with a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures, which
encompass the vascular, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery,
interventional radiology, and neuroscience service lines. The
patient population shall range from infancy through geriatric.
Provides a safe and supporting care environment for those patients
undergoing procedures involving the use of fluoroscopy. Functions
in a multipurpose role depending of the needs of the individual
patient and operator, and in line with The MetroHealth System
approved policies and procedures and in accordance with specific
governing ODH regulations. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and
customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.
1.Contributes to patient safety by:
b.Providing a safe environment for patients.
c.Reporting safety concerns, errors and near misses.
d.Participating in system improvement initiatives to prevent
e.Providing evidence-based care as applicable to the role.
2.Reviews patient data to ensure a safe and effective procedure
a.Obtaining relevant information from all available resources as
b.Verifying patient identification and the procedure requested or
c.Verifying that the patient has consented to the procedure.
d.Reviewing all available patient medical record information to
verify the appropriateness of the procedure requested or
e.Verifying the patient's pregnancy status.
f.Assessing factors that may negatively affect the procedure, such
as medications, patient history, insufficient patient preparation,
or artifact producing objects.
g.Recognizing signs and symptoms of an emergency.
h.Reviewing patient lab values prior to procedure.
i.Reviewing patient risk for allergic reaction to medication prior
3.In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, selects the most
appropriate and efficient action plan as it relates to the imaging
procedure and fluoroscopy equipment by:
a.Determining the need for and selects supplies, accessory
equipment, shielding, positioning, and immobilization devices.
b.Determining that all procedural requirements are in place to
achieve a quality diagnostic or therapeutic procedure.
c.Employing professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to
improve diagnostic quality and therapeutic outcomes.
d.Analyzing and determining action plans in conjunction with the
e.Interprets and documents hemodynamic data.
f.Interprets and documents EKG rhythm data.
4.Performs a variety of interventional procedures, demonstrating
clinical competency throughout, and provides comprehensive patient
a.Using an integrated team approach.
b.Preparing the patient for the procedure by:
i.Transferring patient to and from the procedure / OR table
ii.Positioning patient accurately for anatomic area of interest,
respecting patient ability and comfort.
iii.Immobilizing patient for procedure.
c.Working in conjunction with the Nursing staff to apply, monitor
and record ECG, blood pressure, respiration and oxygen saturation;
observe level of consciousness and pain pre-, peri- and
d.Applying principles of sterile technique.
e.Evaluating the patient and the procedure to identify variances
that might affect the expected outcome.
f.Explaining each step of the action plan to the patient as it
occurs and eliciting the cooperation of the patient.
g.Adjusting imaging parameters to achieve a quality diagnostic
h.Monitoring the patient's physical, emotional and mental
i.Monitoring the patient for reactions to medications.
j.Identifying exceptions to the expected outcome and develop a
revised action plan to achieve the intended outcome.
k.Modifying the action plan according to changes in the clinical
l.Communicating the revised action plan to appropriate team
m.Acting based on patient and procedural variances.
n.Performing procedural timeout as warranted.
o.Administering first aid or providing life support as
p.Adjusting imaging parameters, patient procedure, or
computer-generated information to improve the outcome.
q.Evaluating access site for complications requiring intervention
or further treatment.
r.Completing the evaluation process in a timely, accurate, and
s.Collecting, labeling, and documenting blood and tissue samples
t.Performing routine and specialized post-processing.
u.Assisting the RN in the post-procedure care and recovery of
patients as needed
v.Measuring the procedure against established policies, protocols,
w.Evaluating the process and recognizing opportunities for future
5.Ensures documentation is completed and the patient medical record
is accurately updated according to department standards by:
a.Documenting diagnostic, treatment, and patient data in the
medical record in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner.
b.Documenting unintended outcomes or exceptions from the
c.Providing pertinent information to authorized individual(s)
involved in the patient's care.
d.Recording information used for billing and coding procedures.
e.Archiving images or data.
f.Verifying patient consent is documented.
g.Documenting procedural timeout.
h.Obtaining and documenting data in the medical record pre-, peri-
i.Documenting use of sedation as necessary
j.Documenting radiation exposure parameters and initiates further
action as needed.
k.Documenting administered medications and contrast.
6.Educates and informs the patient, public, and other health care
providers about procedures, equipment, and facilities by:
a.Eliciting confidence and cooperation from the patient, the
public, and other health care providers by providing timely
communication and effective instruction.
a.Providing accurate explanations and instructions at appropriate
times and at a level the patient and their care providers can
understand. Addressing questions and concerns regarding the
b.Participating in the education of staff, residents, and fellows
regarding principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient,
self, and others.
c.Assists with teaching of staff, students, residents and fellows
d.Preparing patients for procedures and providing patient
7.Ensures the procedure room, work station, computer console, and
stat cart is neat, clean, orderly, and accurately supplied/dated as
required.Maintains and rotates supplies/inventory, monitor
expiration dates and remove expired products from inventory
8.Performs quality assurance activities by:
a.Taking an active role in system and department quality
b.Assisting with implementation of the radiation safety policies
and educating staff and providers in accordance with department
c.Maintaining current information on equipment, materials, and
d.Participating in safety and risk management activities.
e.When appropriate, wearing one or more personal radiation
monitoring devices at the location indicated on the personal
radiation monitoring device or as indicated by the radiation safety
officer or designee.
9.Performs other functionally related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or passage of a high school equivalency
Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program.
Possess a valid Radiographer License for the State of Ohio.
Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) with the American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Possess ARRT Vascular Interventional and/or ARRT Cardiac
Interventional credentials or obtains within the following time
1st missing credential within 18 months of employment
2nd missing credential within 36 months of employment
Possess a BLS Certification from the AHA, or obtains within the
standard probationary period.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), or obtains within 120 days of
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work on-call hours on a rotating basis to meet the needs
of the department.
One year of related experience with advanced certification through
the ARRT in Vascular Interventional and/or Cardiac Interventional
Experience in the use of computers and sophisticated diagnostic
Basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy, hemodynamics, and ability to
Experience working with a sterile field using sterile
Experience operating a C-arm.
May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the
May need to sit or stand for extended periods.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Ability to lift 250-300 pounds with assistance.
Ability to push/pull up to 500 pounds with assistance.
Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
Requires some exposure to chemicals and cleaning products.
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