(Per Diem) Special Procedures Technologist - UMHC/SCCC - Plantation

(Per Diem) Special Procedures Technologist - UMHC/SCCC - Plantation

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center | Plantation, FL, US

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The University of Miami/UHealth UMHC/SCCC Plantation has an exciting opportunity for a Special Procedures Technologist.

  • Verify the patient’s ID by checking their name and date of birth by method of positive communication.

  • Corroborating patient's clinical history with procedure, ensuring information is documented and available for use by an Interventional Radiology

  • Attending. Routinely question the patient before a procedure to obtain a patient history. 

  • Always question female patients as to whether they may be pregnant; document all relevant information or inform nurse or radiologist.

  • Always insure the Attending Radiologist obtains the proper informed consent. Initiating basic life support action when necessary.

  • Preparing the patient for procedures, including providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.

  • Notify appropriate person of any change(s) in patient status.

  • Perform work in a safe manner adhering to University of Miami & UMHC/SCCC Policies & Procedures in accordance with OSHA Regulations.  

  • Maintain proper sterile techniques for procedures as defined by UMHC/SCCC Polices & Procedures; strictly practice aseptic technique and obey UMHC/SCCC isolation and infection control procedures Policies & Procedures, prevent cross contamination during procedures, i.e., gloves, gown, mask, eye protection and hand washing etc.

  • Assist the radiologist throughout the procedure with all the necessary supplies until completion of the exam.

  • Applying principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others in accordance with State of Florida Radiation Protection Statues and Rules & Regulations and University of Miami Radiation Control Policies & Procedures.

  • Position the patient for the examination and obtain good technical quality scout film of the area before starting the procedures. 

  • Properly position the patient for special procedure using immobilization to obtain a precise position; demonstrate a concern for patient comfort while obtaining the desired results as ordered by the physician. 

  • Have knowledge of positions and views needed, plus angles required for all procedures.  

  • Provide patient care basic services, i.e., provide bedpan/emesis basin as needed, apply dressings and bandages, and fixate catheters properly. 

  • Assume care for physical and psychological needs of the patient during the procedure. 

  • Initiate life support measures for patients as needed, assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation during medical emergencies.

  • Providing patient education in collaboration with Radiology Nursing. Participating in the department's quality assessment and improvement plan. 

  • Perform duties as specified under State of Florida Statue & State of Florida Rules and Regulations as a General Radiographer.

  • At no time will an Interventional Radiologic Technologist perform any role that is outside this Scope. The Sr. Technologist is responsible for assisting with the day to day smooth and effective operation of their modality.

  • Coordinates purchase of supplies and equipment and makes recommendations concerning department operating budget.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma / Equivalent

  • Graduate of approved Radiologic Technology program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

  • ARRT registered,

  • Valid State of Florida License as a General Radiographer

  • ARRT certification in primary modality preferred.

  • BLS/CPR Certification required

  • Three (3) years experience in Vascular-Interventional Technology Radiography required. Plus 2 years supervisory experience preferred

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

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