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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.
Operates digital equipment and performs complex invasive procedures by positioning patients and preparing contrast media to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist the physician in diagnosis and treatment. Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Works with contrast media, chemotherapy agents, radiations agents, cements, resins and embolization agents. This position may require performing procedures in other department such as O.R. Cath lab of multiple imaging modalities This position is clinical 100%. May require mandatory call as needed.
Operates IR equipment to produce accurate images while maintaining sterile technique. Assembles sterile trays and assumes scrub duties as necessary. Accurately documents procedure performed. Verify correct orders and relevant history in the patient’s chart.
Performs diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures by selecting the correct exposure factors utilizing the assessment of patient age, pathology and diagnosis to produce technically accurate digital images to assist the radiologist in diagnosing. Work with students.
Accurately inputs procedural information into electronic medical record, RIS and PACS to capture necessary information regarding exams, supply charges, resource allocations, radiation exposure as well as all relevant clinical information.
Obtains all relevant patient information, including but not limited to, current lab values, medication usage, ensuring reason for exam is concordant with exam request in order to perform the appropriate exam, on the correct patient, to procure an accurate diagnosis.
Explain procedures to patients and addresses their concerns. Utilizes ALARA principals and appropriate infection control techniques to ensure a safe work environment.
Appropriately maintains exam rooms, supplies and equipment according to performance standards. Maintains area supplies and reports equipment malfunctions. Performs and documents quality assurance testing on equipment according to established protocols to maintain high performance of the system. Transports patients as necessary.
Maintains clinical proficiency and annual health stream. Participates in the department quality, safety and compliance initiatives.
Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors to meet age specific patient needs (e.g. Pediatric, Adolescents, and Geriatrics) and cultural diversity. Works effectively as team member within the department and other units to provide quality service through pertinent knowledge, communication, cooperation and collaboration. Work to supervise Radiology students and new hires as needed.
Perform other related duties as required
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
State of Connecticut Radiographer license.
ARRT certification in Radiography required.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Education: Graduate from an accredited Radiography progam.
Experience: At least 1 year as a Radiologic Technologist required, 1-2 years IR experience preferred.
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