HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Interventional Radiology Technician in Conroe, Texas


Under the general supervision of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Manager and the Interventional Radiology Supervisor, the Interventional Radiology Technologist and the general direction of the medical staff is responsible for professional patient care and related assistance to patients upon admission to the department. The Interventional Radiology Technologist utilizes the patient care process in ensuring safe, competent and quality patient care. The Interventional Radiology Technologist in the Interventional Radiology department supports all aspects of the patient’s procedure under the direction of the Medical Staff pursuant to the mission and objectives of the hospital. This person ensures a safe environment for the patient and others, appropriately communicates with physicians, co-workers, volunteers, other hospital departments and patient family members. The Interventional Radiology Technologist acts to provide care in a competent, efficient and cost effective manner. Must be able to assess own learning needs to enhance personal and professional development. Increases knowledge and skills related to patient care by attending workshops, formal classes, seminars and inservices. The Interventional Radiology Technologist’s patient care skills are subject to the policies and procedures of the hospital. Responsible on-call participation is required for this position.


A. Current licensure in Texas as a Radiologic Technologist B. Registered American Radiologic Technology (ARRT) C. Graduate from an accredited School of Professional Radiologic Technologist. D. BLS Certification
E. ACLS Certification (recommend)


  1. Physical Activity: D.O.T. Strength Rating: M B. Working Hazards or Risks: routine hazards and risks involved in performing nursing activities, including potential exposure to infectious processes, potential exposure to hazardous substances, potential muscular-skeletal injuries, and potential for exposure to radiation. C. OSHA Blood Borne Risk Category I. D. Must be able to use hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to talk and hear. Position requires frequent standing and walking. Occasional lifting and/or moving objects up to ten (10) pounds are necessary. Specific vision requirements include the ability to focus adjustments for close-sighted tasks.


  1. Occasional pressure due to nature of situations involved with. Occasional irregularity of hours due to increased intensity of workload and emergency call backs with 7 days a week 24 hour coverage on a rotating schedule.


A. Administrative Competencies

  1. Patient Care Responsibilities:

    1. Obtains informative, accurate and concise needs from patient.
  2. Demonstrates an understanding of basic radiation and protection
    regulations mandated by the State of Texas.
    3. Identifies patient problems, symptoms and psychosocial needs. 4. Utilizes clinical experience and knowledge to anticipate potential patient care problems and/or emergencies and makes provisions to meet them.
  3. Validates data obtained by others by reviewing plan of care with attending nurse and medical staff for a specific patient
  4. Plans, implements, sets priorities, and collaborates with physicians and other team members in the care of all patients. 7. Ensures patient and family understanding and provides education of procedure by reviewing the procedure step by step prior to and during the procedure. 8. Prioritizes and organizes care to be given to each patient, using patient’s input when possible.
  5. Assesses patient’s needs on a continuum basis. 10. Keeps immediate manager or designee informed of patient care problems. 11. Identify unsafe patient care practices, reports and
    documents to the supervisor of the department. 12. Practice, implements and enforces radiation protection for themselves, supportive staff and physicians. Wears radiation badge, protective clothing and glasses for all exposure. 13. Monitor and assure proper use of badges, protective clothing and glasses by persons in the interventional radiology lab during radiation exposure. 14. Changes film badges monthly, post radiation reports; note
    excessive levels and notifies manager of individual’s high readings.
  6. Maintains record of radiation reports; initialed by all interventional radiology staff and physicians.
  7. Maintain complete QM records according to JCAHO standards regarding radiography and fluoroscopy.
  8. Responsible for all maintenance repairs; log in appropriate books, maintain all service reports in appropriate books, report all malfunctioning equipment to manager; communicate with appropriate vendors.
  9. Participate in rotating coverage of unscheduled shifts and
    holidays to provide continuous availability of services.
    1. Assist physicians in performing and procedures.
      1. Assist scrub personnel in total set-up of procedure and assist the RN as needed. 21. Investigate all unfamiliar procedures and techniques.
        22. Complete work within an acceptable time limit. 23. Utilizes time wisely during shift. 24. Performs several task simultaneously during peak work load situations.
  10. Consistently utilizes appropriate communication channels, methods, and initiates constructive approach to problem identification, promotes cooperative interaction with other departments.
  11. Interact and communicate appropriately and effectively with other departments and coordinate patient schedules based on the needs of the individual patient.
  12. Anticipate and communicate need for patient teaching to physician and receiving unit.
  13. Interact and communicate appropriately and effectively with medical staff.
  14. I understand that I am responsible for adhering to the hospital policy on ensuring proper surgical count. (Counts-Sponge, Sharps, and Instrument)

  15. Leadership Responsibilities:

    A. Plans teaching strategies in conjunction with the health care team to meet individual needs that involve the patient and/or significant other.

  16. Satisfactorily functioning as a team leader or team member.

  17. Makes recommendations for assigning personnel to provide for patient care during assigned shifts.

  18. Acts as a resource person and gives assistance to staff in performance of their duties.

  19. Evaluates patient care goals.

  20. Organizes and conducts patient/family conferences as a team leader and submits documentation of meeting in a timely manner.

  21. Assist with identification of learning needs and has input regarding the evaluation of orientee and ancillary personnel.

  22. Annually assists in formulating unit goals and objectives.

  23. Participates in at least 50% of staff meetings.

  24. Follows through with assignments, informs manager of an inability to complete task.

    1. Consults manager during light workload situations for additional assignments or independently seeks tasks needing to be completed.

    2. Willing to adjust personal schedule in case of workload fluctuations or other department needs.

    3. Performs several task simultaneously during peak work situations.

    4. Demonstrates good judgment in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions.

    O. Employee reflects HCA values and sensitivity to HCA ethics and compliance principals in his/her daily activities. 1. Adheres to policies on appropriate access. 2. Respects patient confidentiality. 3. Upholds code of conduct.

  25. Professional Growth Responsibilities:

    A. Attends hospitals and unit inservices as required, and maintains continuing education, based on licensure requirements. B. Maintains BLS recertification. C. Maintains ACLS recertification (recommend). D. Participates in self-evaluation: 1. Identifies areas of strength and growth needs. 2. Identifies goals and objectives for professional performance. 3. Achieves and identifies goals and objectives. E. Understands the philosophy, policies, guidelines and protocols of the hospital, nursing department and own unit and participates in evaluation and revision of same. F. Serves as a member of selected hospital committees as appointed or interest indicates.
B. Technical Competencies: 1. Supervises invasive procedures as to adherence to aseptic and sterile technique, providing needed equipment and supplies in a timely manner. 2. Records and scans all supplies and enters appropriate exams into Meditech. 3. Operates angiographic equipment competently to produce high quality images. 4. Prioritizes and organizes patient care and procedure. 5. Ensures implementation of invasive standards for the Interventional Radiology Department including but not limited to: a. Informed Consent b. Clarification of patients expectations c. Explanation of treatment process d. Maintenance of privacy with minimization of patient exposure during procedures. e. Maintenance of confidentially of patient information. f. Advanced Directives - Do Not Resuscitate. g. Organ procurement program. h. Ethical considerations. i. Handling of patient complaints. j. Reports all technical malfunctions to cath lab manager or interventional radiology supervisor immediately and documenting in appropriate place. k. Maintenance of patient privacy. l. Religious and cultural beliefs. m. Recognizes and reporting suspected abuse or neglect. 6. Safely and effectively utilizes equipment in the provision of patient care. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the following areas: a. High risk medication procedure. b. Invasive procedures c. High risk equipment d. Code Blue response e. Age specific competencies
  1. Checks schedule and assignments, plans for assigned cases.
  2. Assist in transferring patient from I R table to stretcher and transporting as needed.
    1. Coordinates patients care with other departments and other health care team.
  3. Communicates infectious disease processes and appropriate clinical information involving patient to other personnel involved in patient’s case.
  4. Demonstrates competence in computer skills.
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of and indications for all diagnostic, guides, stents, peripheral equipment and balloons catheters.
  6. Maintain log book recording date of procedure, patient information, actual procedure done, any special equipment used and physician.
  7. Able to transfer patient images from X-Ray equipment to PACS for archival.
  8. Demonstrate competence in “scrub” position, assisting physician with catheters wires, while maintaining strict sterile technique.
  9. Regularly practice aseptic techniques, wash hands before and after patient contact; follow infection control policy and procedure and universal precautions.
  10. Prepare suite for next patient after each case; utilizes appropriate container for disposal of contaminated waste. Notifies Environmental Services for needs, replaces linen.

C. Interactive Competencies:

1. Maintains own personal growth through appropriate organizations, workshops, seminars and other educational endeavors.

2. Actively participates in hospital and departmental committees and group meetings with a focus on improving the quality of patient care. 3. Communicates effectively with staff and management members maintaining a harmonious relationships. 4. Readily accepts re-assignments of duties from supervisor or manager when department priorities change. 5. Completes additional assigned department duties. 6. Consistently checks with other staff members and assists them when needed. 7. Maintains awareness of current developments and trends in Interventional Radiology practice as appropriate to the provision of the Interventional Radiology department. 8. Assist with maintaining orderly environment, free of safety hazards; clean and restocks as needed. 9. Demonstrates awareness of radiation safety standards. 10. Reports damaged equipment to supervisor or manager labels and secures faulty items. 11. Notifies supervisor or manager of problems with department functions.

Title: Interventional Radiology Technician

Location: Texas-Conroe-Conroe Regional Medical Center - Conroe

Requisition ID: 06437-61688