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Interventional Technologist - Duke Hospital - Durham
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 194334
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks eminent in operating radiographic equipment to perform vascular and neuroradiology angiographic and interventional procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of radiographic equipment to make special study radiographs of designated body portions in accordance with radiation safety procedures.
Position patients; immobilize as necessary.
Assist radiologist during angiographic and interventional procedures.
Operate fluoroscopic equipment. Position patients for rapid sequence filming during contrast media administration.
Set up sterile trays and other equipment practicing sterile technique.
Assist radiologist during procedure to include handling of instruments, operating and monitoring equipment, calling out equipment readings; alerting physician to changes in patient condition.
Scrub to assist with passage of catheters/guidewires.
Load power injectors with contrast media; prepare for injection.
Maintain studies within the Image archival system.
Schedule patient procedures from referring physician's offices.
Charge patients for procedures and supplies in EHR.
Assist in orientation of new technologists; provide education and training to student technologists. Maintain patient records and statistical data. Coordinate scheduling and patient flow within the neuro/vascular radiographic suites; coordinate procedure performance across different hospital divisions (anesthesia, pediatrics, radiology). Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein (patient transport, etc.)
Maintain supply inventory; order supplies.
Assist with training of new physicians (attendings, interns, residents, and fellows).
Assist radiologists with development of new protocols and imaging techniques that are unique to facility. Participate in research initiatives and development of research protocols. Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of neuro and vascular angiographic and interventional procedures.
Orient new technologists to these procedures.
Monitor charging of procedures and supplies for division to ensure correctness.
Monitor assigned inventory expiration dates.
Maintain a par inventory of catheters, balloons, stents, guidewires, and miscellaneous kits under discretion of manager.
Monitor inventory levels and par-levels.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduate of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology
Graduate of a bachelor's degree program in Radiology
Level I must obtain ARRT certification within 12 months of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as an Interventional technologist.
Level III A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
ARRT certification in radiography
ARRT certification in vascular interventional technology must be obtained within 12 months of hire
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work with the most complex technology
Ability to assume a leadership role
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.