Baylor Scott & White Health IR TECHNOLOGIST II in Marble Falls, Texas

IR Tecnologist II

Full Time

Marble Falls, Texas


Performs routine and complex Invasive Vascular and Therapeutic Imaging procedures as requested by a physician and under direct supervision of a Radiologist for the diagnosis and treatment of organ and vascular disease in accordance with established protocols. The technologist must be able to effectively explain the procedure to the patient and be sure they are comfortable and at ease during the exam and provide care to the patients while obtaining diagnostic quality images for interpretation by a Radiologist.


Identifies patient service requirements by utilizing AIDET when communicating with patients to ensure they perform the correct exam on the correct patient, establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand the service requirements

Assures proper operation of all imaging and related equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques

Maintains Vascular supplies inventory in accordance with commonly accepted practice, places orders and verifies receipt of supplies

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending staff meetings, educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

Maintains safe and clean working environment

Complies with BSWH policy and all accreditation and regulatory standards

Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions

Prepares patient for invasive procedure by verifying orders, positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors

Ensures the safety of patients, staff, and individuals are monitored and screened to ensure the individuals are verified by using Time out procedures by screening them according to policies and procedures approved by the department in accordance with TJC

Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart

Maintains production and quality of Images by follow established standards and procedures

Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Patient Interaction:

Verifies the patient's identification using two forms of ID as outlined in hospital policies using AIDET

Communicates with patient clearly and in a professional manner

Ensures proper patient preparation, verifies screening protocols and answers questions Evaluates patient's history and symptoms for the procedure's clinical criteria

Assists patient in dressing for exam and attends to patient's physical well-being while transporting to and from exam room and table, and positioning for exam

Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patient's family (as appropriate) regarding the tests to be performed and assesses the patient's ability to tolerate exam

Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge, continued education and skills to provide appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, young adult, adult and geriatric

Assists the Radiologist or other physician in the performance of high quality interventional and invasive imaging procedures examination according to exam Protocols

Exam Performance:

Verifies the requisition/chart for valid written order, priority, date, ordering comments, physician's notes, precautions and patient consent forms

Ensures that images and records are properly completed with patient identification data and appropriate labeling

Utilizes technical knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria

Tracks imaging studies to complete in the appropriate Radiology Information System with the appropriate documentation for images obtained and forwards to radiologist in a timely manner

Records supply usage and assures charges are entered

Uses proper sterile technique when setting up and performing procedures

Job Performance Will Include:

Monitors and trains students in all areas of current competencies

Assists in the orientation and training of new staff

Leads the work of technologists ensuring that procedures are performed according to standards

Works with supervisor/manager/director on work schedules to ensure adequate coverage

Participates in the modality specific QA/QC program and ensures compliance with regulations

Leadership Responsibilities

Demonstrate coordination and leads groups focusing on patient safety, customer service, performance improvement, environment of Care, Employee Engagement, Physician Engagement, Quality Improvement, Inter-Departmental Relations, etc

Participates in shared governance, department, hospital, or professional organizations and committees This can also include LEAN initiatives, 5S projects, inter-departmental committee, or any professional organization participation, QC assurance with radiologist, etc Oversees the committee as requested

Additional non-direct patient care duties taken on in your department Examples, PACs super user, new hire training and students or extra duties as determined by supervisor/manager

Overseeing some level of Quality Control monitors such at TAT, Repeat/Reject, Performance Improvement initiatives (Daily, monthly and/or quarterly)

Shift leader or flow coordinator duties

Coordination and or performance of auditing of resources during yearly inventories

The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Health


Graduate of an Accredited Radiologic Technology Program

Job Family: Radiology/Rad Onc