As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
HMC RADIOLOGY - ANGIOGRAPHY has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly variable shift IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST - ANGIOGRAPHY. Under general direction from the Imaging Lead and/or Imaging Supervisor, the person in this role will perform complex technical procedures and assist physicians during clinical and research examinations such as angioplasties, embolization's and intracranial chemotherapy treatments. Additionally, this individual will participate in the training of residents, fellows and students.
Standards of Daily Practice
•Independently performs and assists the physicians in performing all vascular procedures in body, neuro, and cardiac. Including, but not limited to Embolization, Angioplasty, Drug Infusions, Stent and Filter placements, and Pressure measurements.
•Participates in performing diagnostic interventional Angiograms; monitors patient vital signs and conditions during examinations; performs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) if necessary.
•Is able to operate the following equipment/systems: PACS, MacLab, IntelliShelf/MPOUS, Hospital Information System, and the Radiology Information System. Able to print and retrieve images. Can implement downtime procedures as needed.
•Assists in training new angiography technologists and residents. Participates in formal training programs for residents, fellows, and student technologists.
•Prepares patient for examination: explaining the procedure, making sure there is a signed consent form. Prepare the area of access using sterile technique.
•Performs or assists with Angiography procedures in areas outside Angio suite such as Operating Room, using the OEC c-arm and Procedure Room 1.
•Provides the appropriate education to patient and their families prior to and post Radiology procedure.
•Materials oRelated narcotics - administration oFamiliarity with use and location of catheters, wires, stents, film, and embolization materials oAssist in maintaining inventory of supplies
•This position is involved with patients included in the following age groups: o•Infant, 0-1 year•Pre-teen to teen, 10-16 years o•Toddler, 1-4 years•Adult, 15-65 years o•Child, 5-9 years•Geriatric, 65 years and above •(Attached is a sheet for special consideration based on patient's age)
•Will be required to work on-call.
•Performs other related duties as needed.
•The above reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Condition of Employment:
Works in clinical or patient care areas of Radiology Department.
Regularly exposed to radiation and chemicals with little chance of injury when established safety procedures are followed.
Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and tuberculosis with little or no chance of injury when established safety procedures are followed.
Work requires regular walking, standing and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs., as well as pushing stretchers and helping move patients on and off tables.
Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school, registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT),
Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.