Under the direction of a physician, performs all duties associated with obtaining fluoroscopy images during interventional spine procedures in a busy practice; responsible for the care of the patient while in the fluoroscopy suite and pre/post procedure areas. Assist in ancillary staff duties as needed. Lead Fluoro Tech will oversee this position.
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). Assists physician in administering opaque media.
Schedule and arrive procedures in EPIC other systems as needed, 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.)
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.
Operates and maintains equipment on a daily basis maintaining logbooks with equipment performance data, maintains records required for and participates in inspections if needed.
Minimum Education: Associate’s degree
Minimum Requirements: Graduate of an AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology, NYS License, ARRT certified.
Special Training/Skills: Must be able to remain calm in stressful situations. Must display courtesy and empathy toward patients, co-workers and physicians. Must be able to make sound judgments and execute the appropriate actions based on the needs of patients and knowledge of departmental policies and procedures. Must have excellent communications skills and maintain confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines.