Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire an Interventional Radiology Tech III who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
Imaging is integrally involved across the spectrum of patient care, assisting medical staff in the diagnosis and treatment of patients ranging from routine imaging studies to advanced interventional procedures. Annually, imaging performs 375,000 procedures across emergency, inpatient, surgical, and outpatient settings. The department operates within the hospital and Health Village at 8 locations and utilizes over 50 imaging rooms.
The imaging team includes more than 300 skilled and engaged staff including radiologists, technologists, nurses, and support staff, working to ensure the right patient receives the correct, quality study, at the right time. This capital-intensive department generates over $460 million in gross charges per year, including high yield outpatient revenue. Our vision is to become a pacesetting tertiary Imaging service supporting best practice clinical outcomes by optimizing leading technologies, leveraging resources, and providing exceptional patient care. Interventional Radiology or Cath Lab experience preferred
Under general supervision, the Interventional Radiology (IR) Technologist 3 performs sterile radiographic (IR) procedures and administers contrast agents at a technical level. Takes call as rotated/assigned and responds (in hospital) within 30 minutes. Provides safe care and processing of patients, ranging in age from newborn to geriatric. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accept responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge, Skills and Education Required:
- Knowledge of procedure-specific equipment (EKO’s, AngioJet, etc.)
- Knowledge of Fluoroscopic equipment
- Ability to learn and master new tasks related to Interventional Radiology
- Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of diverse backgrounds
- Independent judgment
- Ingenuity and initiative
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (Preferred)
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Radiography or healthcare-related field (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
- ARRT (R)
- ARRT (VI) or (CV)
- Current active Florida State license as a General Radiographer
- Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
- Assists physician with sterile procedures, anticipates their needs and is knowledgeable of all necessary equipment and supplies. Ensures aseptic techniques are observed. Removes sheaths and holds arterial pressure until hemostatis. Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before administering exam. Confirms proper exam/patient before releasing images to PACS. [Exam Supervision and Administration]
- Maintains intra-arterial access as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Participates in physiologic monitoring of patients. Performs manual and mechanical hemostasis, including the use of closure devices, as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Places, maintains and removes peripherally inserted central catheters as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.
- Utilizes proper positioning criteria and technical exposure factors. Ensures study has correct patient demographics and RT/LT annotation when post processing. [Image Quality and Documentation]
- Assists healthcare team. Handles various job tasks simultaneously. Works to improve productivity by maintaining IR Suite ready status by preparing the Suite and equipment for the next procedure. [Personal Productivity and Accountability]
- Inputs procedural charges into the computer system. [Data Processing]
- Applies appropriate use of PPE: follows the OSHA/Florida Hospital Infection Control policies for handling blood or body substances, waste disposal for biohazardous and non-biohazardous waste and keeps a safe environment for patients, visitors and co-workers. Operates and maintains equipment in a safe manner. Properly wears Dosimeter badge and seeks to minimize radiation exposure. [Safety and Environment of Care]
- Performs a full range of IR procedures. Utilizes the knowledge and skills for age-specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective procedures on patients of all ages (neonate/infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics). The knowledge and skills are acquired through formal training, inservice, continuing education and/or experience. Willing to learn/adapt to new technologies and protocols and help develop the knowledge and competency of co-workers and students. Addresses patient needs, questions and anxieties. [Clinical Competence]
- Participates in quality improvement initiatives while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Participates in department Gallup and patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery resources when appropriate. [Performance Improvement]
- Attends department meetings consistently and promotes positive dialogue with respect to department objectives. Listens and is responsible to understand all agenda items. [Department Meeting Attendance]
- Takes call as rotated/assigned and responds (in hospital) within 30 minutes.
- Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
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The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.