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Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

This position offers generous sign on bonus to external hires.Shift differentials:17% - week nights26% - weekend nights15% - weekend daysDepartment: Radiology - Interventional Rad
FTE: 1.0
Part Time
Shift: Rotating
Position Summary:
Under general direction, provide patient services in a Level I Trauma Center. Manage, coordinate, organize, and maintain supplies, equipment and technology used in each invasive radiographic area (Interventional Radiology or Cardiac Catheterization Lab). Provide clinical radiologic care by using radiographic imaging modalities and procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, disability, impairment and illness. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required
* X-RAY - Follow prescribed techniques to administer specific radiation for imaging purposes; adjust equipment; calculate exposure factors; position and immobilizes patients, as necessary; use appropriate lead shielding
* EQUIPMENT - Operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices according to department standards
* PATIENT CARE - Provide patients education and consultation on disease management
* OBSERVATION - Observe patient and equipment during procedures; document patient reactions or problems on requisition and report immediately to supervisor
* CONTRAST MEDIA - Prepare and administer contrast media/agents
* PAPERWORK - Complete and verify all appropriate paperwork involved in but not limited to exams, patient education, lab results and patient check lists
* IMAGING - Assist physician with imaging process; follow Radiology Department protocols
* SAFETY - Provide protection to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards and ALARA
* PATIENT CARE - Assume care for physical needs of the patient during examinations and procedures
* CLINICAL EDUCATION - Instruct specific units of didactic and/or clinical education as required to students, clinical staff and residents
* SUPPLIES - Clean assigned area; maintain stock supply levels through inventory control and requisitioning
* QUALITY CONTROL - Assume responsibility for portions of the quality control programs and provide instruction as required
* PATIENT ASSISTANCE - Assist in reception area, scheduling office and/or film library; aid patients and transport them, as necessary
* FLOAT - May be required to float to another work assignment/area
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* MEDICATION - Under the supervision or direction of a Radiologist, safely and properly retrieve, handle, store, and waste select medications for use during the setup, performance, and cleanup of radiology procedures

* Program Graduate
Education specialization:
* Comm on Allied Health (AMA), or Accredited ED Program
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

1 year directly related experience
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* American Registry of Radiologic Technologists License
* Intermediate Life Support Certification w/in 6 months
* NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Lic NMMIRTP

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* May be required or is required to perform on-call duties
Department: Clinical Care

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , RADIOLOGY INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIST, Healthcare , Edgewood, New Mexico

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