Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

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Special procedures technologist provides technical assistance for all diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures, which includes supply, equipment operation, monitoring, imaging and use of medical devices.

Special Procedures Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists Cardiologists during diagnostic/interventional cardiac and or peripheral procedures
Assists with prepping the patients for diagnostic/interventional cardiac/device implants/EP studies and or peripheral procedures
Assists Radiologists during all special procedure studies (i.e., angiograms, vena cavagrams, ) to provide optimal Diagnostic/Special Radiology examinations
Assists the physician in diagnostic procedures
Operates angiographic equipment to obtain and optimize diagnostic imaging
Uses independent judgement to assess the particular circumstances of each procedure, performs a broad range of imaging procedures to produce diagnostic medical images that meet the acceptability criteria established by the Department Chairman
Perform diagnostic and interventional radiographic procedures
Scrub and assist medical staff with the performance of both diagnostic and interventional procedures for neuro and peripheral vascular procedures
Experienced in the area of special imaging needs for the age specific patient groups, has demonstrated knowledge and abilities in adapting special procedures exams for patients with special needs
Responsible for sterile table set-up for specific angiographic/implant procedures

Special Procedures Technologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Special Procedures Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ARRT, CPR, BCLS, ACLS, AHA, CVT, MRT, VI, CI

Education for Special Procedures Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special procedures technologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Primary Degree in Education, Radiology, Technical, Radiologic Technology, Technology, Graduate, Allied Health, Medical Terminology, Physiology, Anatomy

Skills for Special Procedures Technologist

Desired skills for special procedures technologist include:

Medical terminology relating to Imaging procedures
Principles of operation and care of x-ray machines and accessory equipment
Physiology
Diagnostic
Therapeutic procedures and their associated equipment through CEU's
Anatomy
Aseptic technique for patient prep
Catheters
Computer applications and digital technology
Cross-sectional anatomy

Desired experience for special procedures technologist includes:

Responsible for turning the procedure room around in a timely manner
Responsible for groin management and removing the groin sheath when appropriate
Responsible for processing of angiographic studies and providing quantitative measurements when requested by the Cardiologists
Performs all functions at a high level of competence without direct supervision
Must be able to comply with departmental policy for 30-minute response time for after-hour call backs
Two (2) years of recent EP, interventional cardiac, and/or vascular lab experience

Special Procedures Technologist Examples

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Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a special procedures technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for special procedures technologist
  • Completes all required documentation for procedures regulatory, billing protocols and image distribution
  • Performs various x-ray exams according to established standards, processes and procedures of the division
  • Ensure high quality of all images and documents to PACS or Cardio-Merge to include image quality, correct lead markers, and patient data/history
  • Receives or escorts patients into examination area
  • In consultation with the Radiologists performs dyna computerized tomography (CT) scans on any and all parts of the body as ordered by the physician
  • Operates all equipment properly and with care and regularly performs maintenance and quality control work
  • Assists with transporting patients to and from their rooms when patient is an inpatient
  • Monitors the equipment for mechanical safety
  • Must practice AITET daily
  • Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of patient care and recommends areas for improvement
Qualifications for special procedures technologist
  • Organization skills, time management, prioritization, planning
  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) - Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist (RCIS), or Registered Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES), or The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Cardiac-Interventional Radiography (ARRT-CI) or Vascular-Interventional Radiography (ARRT-VI)
  • EKG Rhythm / Dysrhythmia Recognition
  • MRI Modality - Required
  • Must have a current California license as a certified Radiologic Technologist with Fluoroscopic permit
  • Experience in acting courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public effectively and empathetically deal with agitated, ill and distressed patients
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Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of special procedures technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for special procedures technologist
  • Positions patient on examining table and adjusts immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by Physician
  • Successfully complete competency test
  • The Radiographer collaborates with physicians, physicists, nursing units, radiation oncology and other clinical disciplines in making decisions regarding each patient's needs for care
  • Completion bonus for every 13 week assignment
  • Variety of shifts available
  • Per mile travel reimbursement
  • License reimbursement
  • 403(b)/Health/Dental/Life Insurance
  • Private housing (or salary in lieu)
  • Paid orientation
Qualifications for special procedures technologist
  • Ability to coordinate several assignments and establish work priorities work effectively to adjust priorities as circumstances require
  • Expereince in the above procedures Dialysis Shunts and Mediport placements is preferred
  • Previous Neuro Interventional experience preferred
  • Prior experience in IR, Cath Lab, Special Procedures with a strong emphasis on Neuro will be considered
  • Computer skills and ability to interface with department computer systems, Inventory Management software, scheduling and completion of cases image networking/review through PACS
  • 2+ years previous Radiology Technologist experience required
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Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a special procedures technologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special procedures technologist
  • Prepare the equipment, room and supplies necessary for each patient and regular daily use
  • Execute paperwork and Radiology Information Systems functions as necessary for each patient exam
  • Remain up-to-date on developments and trends in imaging techniques, procedures and equipment by reading appropriate manuals and technical journals
  • Performs venipuncture for purposes of contrast administration under the direction of a radiologist
  • Maintains neat and clean work area, observes that equipment is in safe operating condition
  • Completes all procedures by determining appropriate patient charges and enters all information into R.I.S
  • Maintains and preserves patient privacy, dignity and comfort by using table pads, patient gowns, blankets and sheets, to cover the patient during all procedures 95% - 98% of time
  • Participates in QI/QC efforts within Imaging Services and with other departments to improve services and to solve problems
  • Prepares and stocks work area as required to perform procedures as assigned/requested
  • Assures the identification of all patients before proceeding with the requested examination
Qualifications for special procedures technologist
  • Cardiac Cath lab and/or Interventional Radiology experience required
  • BLS required, CI/VI certification preferred
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task, works well as part of a team, keyboarding skills a must
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and to work well under pressure
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as radiological technologist, required
  • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) OR ARRT Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI)
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Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a special procedures technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for special procedures technologist
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested, including clerical tasks
  • Scrubs in and assists physician when necessary
  • Performs all special procedures according to department policies
  • Takes turn on emergency call
  • Preps patient for sterile procedure and maintains sterile field
  • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis for each examination
  • Applies sterile dressing to injection site
  • Initiates and assists in controlling Code Blue procedures if called
  • Cleans and disinfects equipment in procedure room
  • Operates Cerner System proficiently, trouble shots problems with orders and makes corrections within scope of user level
Qualifications for special procedures technologist
  • Recent prior angio/cath lab experience
  • Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic
  • Cardiac Cath lab and/or Interventional Radiology experience preferred
  • Candidates must have RTT, RTTF and BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Graduate of a two (2) year AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology
  • Must be currently certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT VI) in Vascular-Interventional or within two years of hire become certified
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Special Procedures Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a special procedures technologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special procedures technologist
  • Scrub in and assist the physician in the diagnostic or interventional procedure
  • Documents diagnostic and interventional treatment and patient data in the appropriate records
  • Sets up and maintains all physiological monitoring equipment and supplies
  • Prepares room for procedure - including sterile field
  • Utilizes PACS and Cerner in an effective manner
  • Operates Medrad Injector
  • Calculates catheter data
  • Administers opaque media and medication
  • VI Registry (within one year of hire)
  • Up to 1 Year Experience Preferred
Qualifications for special procedures technologist
  • FL State License
  • Organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records, maintain a high degree of accuracy in procedural details and required documentation
  • Current Cardiovascular Interventional (CI) or Vascular Interventional (VI) certification preferred
  • Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiology Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained
  • ACLS Certification preferred (must obtain within six (6) months of employment and maintain current)
  • At least 5+ years experience as a Technologist displaying competency in general radiology in addition to two other modalities MRI and CT and X-Ray

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