Baylor Scott & White Health INTRA OPERATIVE TECH II in Temple, Texas

Intra Operative Tech II

Full Time

Temple, Texas


Performs a variety of intra-operative imaging procedures on patients in hospital settings such as the Operation Room, Urology or other units as requested by a Physician or Licensed provider. The Intra-operative technologist must be able to perform a wide variety of exams ranging from diagnostic radiographic images, fluoroscopy, angiographic and at times 3D (as required by facility), guidance, and other imaging procedures in support of orthopedic, neurological, endovascular and other intra-operative service lines requiring imaging.


Identifies patient service requirements by utilizing AIDET when communicating with patients to Assure they perform the correct exam on the correct patient as part of the time-out process, establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand the service requirements

Assures operation of interoperative imaging devices and radiographic equipment in surgical settings following manufacturer's instructions calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques

Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies

Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements and enforces adherence to requirements; advises management on needed actions

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 by complying with procedures, rules, recommendations and regulations of the TDH, OSHA, TJC and ACR

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

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

Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, knowledge of exposure factors and documentation of dose used Documents pregnancy status of female patients of child bearing age and the shielding precautions taken in the performance of the imaging study

Wears personal monitoring device on collar and outside of apron consistently and submits it promptly and regularly for assessment of occupational dosage Reports any loss, damage, or unusual events associated with personal monitoring device immediately to the Radiation Safety Office

Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control and aseptic surgical 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 radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments

Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related patient documentation and results as needed

Fulfills continuing education and/or certification requirements to maintain required qualifications

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

Assures 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 as required

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

Exam Performance:

Verifies the requisition/chart for valid written order, to Assure the right patient, exam body part is correct, the right side and priority, date, ordering comments, physician's notes, precautions and patient consent forms are completed

Assures 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 and enters charges for supplies used

Uses proper sterile technique when operating in a sterile environment

Performs high quality radiology procedures according to exam protocol in a timely manner Assists the physician as needed in the performance of semi-invasive imaging exams in surgical settings

Job Performance Will Include:

Participate in education activities of the Radiology and Surgical divisions including the training of new Technologists, Students, Nurses, Residents, and Fellows as required

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

Participates in the modality specific QA/QC program and assures 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