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Radiographer-Interventional (Surgical Services-OR), Full-time, Rotating

Company: Northwestern Medicine
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionThis IR position is for Surgical Services - OR and will be in the surgical hybrid OR suites.The Radiographer-Interventional reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.The Radiographer-Interventional provides imaging services to assist in diagnosis or treatment of inpatients and or outpatients. This role performs radiographic and related procedures to demonstrate vascular structures for interpretation and/or therapeutic interventional by or at the request of a licensed practitioner.The Radiographer-Interventional will exercise professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics. This individual provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patients conditions essential for successful completion of the procedures. Services are provided in accordance with industry standards, department protocols, and hospital policies and procedures.Responsibilities:Performs vascular interventional, neuro interventional, spine interventional, endo urology, and shockwave lithotripsy imaging proceduresEvaluates the request for radiographic service and assesses the patient to determine the appropriate procedure protocol and method of application.Corroborate patients clinical history with procedure, assuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed practitioner.Prepare patient for procedures; providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.Operate imaging equipment and accessories.Select appropriate program for desired protocol.Position's patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort.Appropriately employs imaging systems, accessory devices, and patient positioning techniques to generate interventional imaging images.Cares for the patient throughout the procedure according to department and hospital standards of nursing care, age-specific sensitivities, and patients' first guidelines. Participate in lifting and transporting patients to and from imaging devices.Evaluate the resultant images in comparison with industry standard (Merrills Atlas of Roentgen graphic Positions) and takes corrective action if needed.Provide patient education in the form of written material and/or verbal explanation prior to, during, and subsequent to the procedure in order to reduce the patients anxiety and enhance his/her comfort with and tolerance of the procedure.Perform imaging procedures in accordance with safe radiation safety practices as determined by the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to limit radiation exposure to patient, self, and other members of the healthcare team.Documents imaging procedures manually and /or electronically to insure correct charging, and patient and film file tracking.Monitor's stock of supplies in imaging rooms to assure their regular availability by timely reordering, rotation of dated items, and by maintenance of a clean and orderly environment.Report incidences of equipment failure, irregularities in equipment performance, and equipment in disrepair to supervisory and/or quality control personnel as soon as possible.Provide imaging services of optimum quality with optimum productivity and customer service.Collects data to support the measurement and tracking components of quality management.Participate in formal and informal process improvement and problem solving to enhance the quality of service to customers.Identifies areas for potential improvement and recommends corrective actions.Ensures the continuity of care through effective interactions with other departments (i.e.: surgery, emergency department, registration, patient escort, nursing services)QualificationsRequired:Current Illinois license through IEMAARRT registry in radiographyCPR certification (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA)Graduate of an accredited radiography programPreferred:Advanced certification in Vascular Interventional RadiologyAssociates or Bachelors degree1-3 years Interventional Imaging experienceCT experience#LI-JL1#NMDIEqual OpportunityNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.by Jobble

Keywords: Northwestern Medicine, Chicago , Radiographer-Interventional (Surgical Services-OR), Full-time, Rotating, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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