Under the direction of a physician, performs all duties associated with obtaining fluoroscopy images during interventional spine procedures in a busy practice. Responsible administratively to the Practice Manager and Clinical Coordinator RN. This is a day shift; however, the incumbent must be able to work flexible hours. The hours will be majorly dictated by the procedure schedule.
Positions patient and selects appropriate options to demonstrate cross-sectional anatomy of interest based on accepted X-Ray/fluoroscopy principles and the referring physician’s request.
Assists in maintaining the fluoroscopic image database for reference (i.e. assure all fields are entered in a systematic way on the fluoro-machine). Schedule and arrive procedures in ImageCast, transfer images to PACS, troubleshoot connectivity issues as needed.
Performs clerical responsibilities associated with acquisition, processing and archiving of patient records. (Bring up prior images for physician viewing, load MRI discs, save images in Life Image, etc.)
During fluoroscopic down time, assist in ancillary staff duties which may include rooming patients, patient call backs, obtain authorizations, answering phones, and any other duties delegated.
Offers detailed explanation of diagnostic procedures to patients and answers questions as appropriate within the scope of a fluoroscopy tech. Pre-procedure or post-procedure follow-up patient phone calls.
Observes patient while in the fluoroscopy area for change in status and makes appropriate intervention when necessary.
Identifies and corrects problems as appropriate with all critical occurrences reported to the next level of authority.
Operates and maintains equipment on a daily basis maintaining logbooks with equipment performance data: schedules PM, performs QA, maintains records required for and participates in inspections.
Graduate of an AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology, NYS License, ARRT certified.
0-1 year experience required
1-2 year experience preferred
Incumbent must be able to travel to multiple locations- 180 Fort Washington Ave., 155 White Plains Rd., and 51 W. 51st Street.