University of Utah Health Care

Interventional Radiology Technologist

Requisition Number
44253
Reg/Temp
Regular
Employment Type
Full-Time
Shift
Day
Work Schedule
4-10 hour shifts, weeknight and weekend call required
Location Name
University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care?
Yes
City
SALT LAKE CITY
State
UT
Department
UUH ANC 12C RAD SPECIAL PROCED
Category
Radiology / Imaging

Overview

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH IS HIRING INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS TO JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM!  At the U we perform a wide variety of cases, both outpatient based and inpatient cases, often which are emergency and life-saving procedures. Our Interventional Radiology (IR) division is growing and we have a diverse group of energetic physicians (growing from 4 to 9), wonderful nurse colleagues and a solid cadre of enthusiastic techs. We are expanding in case volume and facilities and need more technologists to help with this busy and exciting time in our IR group. We recently opened our new state of the art facility at University Hospital inclusive of 3 procedure bays as well as our own prep and recovery floor. In addition to University Hospital, we operate out of the Clinical Neurosciences as well as the newly remodeled Huntsman Cancer Hospital each offering exposure to unique patient populations. Graduating X-ray students, current X-ray students and current IR techs or techs of other modalities are all encouraged to apply. We train all new hires for a period of 4 months to allow full exposure to the wide breadth of procedures that are done here at the U. Continuing education of the technologists are of paramount importance in our group with both informal and formal lectures given to the technologists. Joining this group would be a wonderful opportunity for any imaging technologist interested in the exciting and expanding field of IR.  As we grow and expand we will be hiring for multiple positions with current and future start dates so please apply now to start the conversation!

This position is responsible for performing angiography and specialized abdominal and neurovascular types of interventional radiology.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

UNIVERSITY of UTAH HEALTH INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (Click link for more information)

 

University of Utah Health was ranked 35th in the nation as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a top 10 academic medical center for quality and safety for NINE consecutive years. Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety. It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!

UNIVERSITY of UTAH HEALTH AWARDS AND HONORS (Click link for more information)

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Responsibilities

  • Prepares patient and equipment for catheterization procedures by preparing site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting-up pressure transducers and tubing.
  • Performs specialized vascular and neuro procedures.
  • Selects and modifies technical factors to produce optimum diagnostic results with the least practical radiation exposure to the patient.
  • Assists and supports the physician during specialized vascular and neuro radiographic procedures.
  • Administers contrast media under direct supervision of a physician.
  • Assists with the department's quality control program.
  • Tests, monitors and maintains equipment for proper and safe operation.
  • May act as a preceptor and instruct new technologists and students.
  • Restocks supplies when time allows.
  • Maintains availability on a rotational call schedule for procedures after normal hours.
  • Supports the Vascular OR with tech coverage.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Ability to provide care to the population served.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems effectively.

Qualifications

Qualifications

 

Non-Certified Qualifications:

  • Ability to complete ARRT Registration for Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI) within one year of hire.
  • Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah.
  • ARRT Registration as a Radiologic Technician R.T. ( R) (ARRT)
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

Certfied Qualifications:

  • One year experience in Vascular Interventaional Radiology or Cardiovascular Interventaional Radiology
  • Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah.
  • ARRT Registration as a Radiologic Technician R.T. ( R) (ARRT).
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Six months of Angiography experience preferred.
  • ARRT Registration as R.T. (VI).
  • ACLS may be required by some departments.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

Physical Requirements

Climbing, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

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