Interventional Radiographic (IR) Technologist

Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Job Category: Technologist Job Number: 4383

Job Description

Currently recruiting a IR Technologist in San Antonio, Texas, to work at San Antonio Military Medical Center (BAMC) and associated clinics in the greater San Antonio area providing medical care for military members, retirees, and their families. The IR Technologist is a full-time position, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8: 30 AM and 5PM.

DUTIES OF THE IR TECHNOLOGIST:
  • Independently performs computerized axial tomography scanning of patients, utilizing 2- Dimensional (2D) doppler spectral analysis, color power angios, real time ultrasounds, high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for both inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Performs specialized radiologic procedures involving complex arteriography examinations, including but not limited to biplane cerebral, selective abdominal and peripheral arteriography, arches, carotids, aortograms, renal, hepatic, splenic, runoffs, extremity venograms, inferior vena cavagram lymphangiograms, nephrotomies, balloon dilation (angioplasty), dilation of arteries, cyst punctures, embolization (chemical & mechanical of kidney, liver, uterine fibroids, spleen), medi-port placements and removals, dialysis catheter placements and removals, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter placements andretrievals, vascular stent placements, nephrostomy catheters and stents, cholangiograms and biliary drains, radio frequency and microwave ablations, cryoablation (benign and non- benign tumors in the liver, kidneys and lungs) thoracentesis, paracentesis, chest tubes for pneumothorax, biopsies (bone, liver, lung, lymph nodes, renal, soft tissue), vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, lumbar punctures, myelograms, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUs), varicose vein laser sclerosis, Endovenous Laser Treatme ts (EVLTs), carotid and cerebral interventions &stenting, thrombolysis, and abscess drains.
  • Responds to emergency situations such as cardiac arrests and assists physicians in the application of defibrillator paddles and other blf/acts/pals measures, as needed.
  • Possesses knowledge of current imaging techniques and stays abreast of any new developments within the field of study.
  • Assists Radiologists and physicians in performing radiologic procedures and image processing for the Department, which provides services throughout the MTF.
  • Confers with other HCPs during procedures, including anesthesia personnel, other diagnostic technologists assigned to the special procedures area, respiratory therapy technicians and intensive care unit personnel.
  • Confers with recovery room and ward personnel regarding visual checks of patient's puncture sites and/or distal pulses, and the holding of additional pressure as required.
  • Coordinates work with additional technologists when procedures require assistance.
  • Maintains patient appointments, schedules outpatient examinations in accordance with
  • Radiologist s clinical direction, and notifies ward of date/time of each examination.
  • Under Radiologist's clinical direction, prepares all Intravenous (IV) and closure devices and administers antispasmodic drugs such as Epinephrine, Benadryl, Demerol, and valium via IV injections and Intramuscular (IMs) injections, heparin, IV antibiotics and IV contrast media.
  • Determines technical requirements for each examination, ensures adherence to aseptic techniques, and enforces rigid radiation protection procedures to ensure staff and patient safety.
  • As necessary, suggests different catheters and guidewires for selected vessels.
  • Performs the set-up and operation of a variety of equipment, including images, intensifiers, as
  • well as high-pressure intra-arterial and intravenous injectors.
  • Selects proper milliampere exposure times and kilovoltage to obtain high quality films.
  • Under sterile procedures, prepares and drapes arterial puncture sites.
  • Determines timing and number of exposures required in the amount of IV contrast media used, loads selected contrast media into high-pressure intra-arterial injectors, and notifies Radiologists of selected catheter flows and pressure rates.
  • Starts IV fluids and monitors all devices to ensure the patient s safety and comfort, looks for signs of distress, and informs Radiologists as needed.
  • Ensures proper flushing of arterial catheters to prevents clotting while the Radiologist is absent from the area.
  • Applies pressure to arterial puncture sites after catheter removal.
  • Sets-up equipment for 3-Dimensional Rotational Angiography (3-DRA) and Bolus chaseexaminations and renin examinations.
  • Selects, sets-up, adjusts, and operates portable and stationary ultrasound equipment, and operates this equipment during perioperative procedures.
  • Set-ups sterile tables with guide wires, catheters, various access needles, syringes for flushing catheters, sterile water, Telfa, surgical instruments, and interventional packs.
  • Ensures all emergency carts are in a "ready status", monitors and maintains the daily inventory/stock levels of supplies, and logs the utilization of controlled substances.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IR TECHNOLOGIST:
  • Graduated from an accredited program or military equivalent program in order to meet the education requirements established for the certification(s) listed below.
  • BLS
  • Maintain a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification as a Diagnostic Radiology Technologist.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience within the last five 5) years providing services as a certified Radiology Technologist.
  • Maintain a current Medical Radiological Technologist license.
  • Must be an US citizen for access to government computers.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE IR TECHNOLOGIST:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • 17 days of paid vacation and sick leave per year
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health insurance, short- and long-term disability ins.
  • Dental & vision plans and 401k program, plus many other benefits.

ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP

The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over 500 healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE/AA/M/F/VET

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