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Lead Neuro Radiology Tech - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 181017
Category: Radiology/Imaging
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

  • The Lead PeriOp Neuro Radiology Technologist will work in conjunction with the Associate Director of Operations to provide leadership, administrative support, and management for the department. Works in collaborative partnership with the division's clinical leadership, nursing, providers and other clinical staff. Promotes and ensures that the highest quality of care is provided to patients and families in the department. The lead technologist needs to be sure all of the employees work together as a team and routinely rotate through each area. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of all operational responsibilities for the department. Coordinates all aspects impacting patient care and procedures in the department. Maintains and participates in performance improvement activities while assuring competency of all personnel. Maintains efficient and effective section operation while requiring compliance with all TJC, state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.
  • The Lead Neuro Radiology Technologist will support the expanding technology needs of complex Neurosurgery, Neuro Endovascular, and Vascular cases in the operating room. This clinical / technical position will be hands on with the multiple imaging / navigations systems (Brain lab, Stealth, Fusion, Vison Sense, VTI) used to guide surgeons in complex head and spine procedures. The Technologist will assess technology needs for the day related to CPT codes and procedures scheduled and ensure equipment readiness. They will proactively manage schedules, identifying needs and conflicts for technology. Pre-procedure activities will include, pulling or loading of images into the systems so they are available as reference during the procedure. Post procedure activities will include the movement of data from the navigation system, microscope and angio equipment to multiple places – folders, database, etc. The technologist role contributes to successful execution and has a significant impact on neuro surgical procedures including, assisting in troubleshooting and use of intraoperatively thereby allowing surgeon to remain focused on the patient; performing post procedure processes also allowing the surgeon to remain with the patient, minimizing scheduling conflicts, and decreasing delays due to parallel processing. The technologist will assist physicians and provide support in a variety of brain and spine interventional cases. Some of these cases include mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke, brain aneurysm treatment, AVM/AVF treatment, vertebral augmentation for compression fracture, lumbar puncture for chemo administration, CT myelogram, and more. This technologist should be able to scrub and circulate in a room, know how to prep neurovascular and spine devices, as well as manipulate imaging systems. They should be able to use EPIC to schedule cases, understand billing and CPT codes, post process 2D and 3D imaging, and utilize power injector. Pre procedure activities will include discussing a case with an attending physician, pull relevant products and devices, and set up a sterile field. During a case, the technologist will be responsible for triaging any imaging related issues, maintain sterility/circulate for the scrub personnel. Post procedurally, the technologist should ensure all relevant images are transmitted to PACS, maintain equipment, perform post processing, and completing cases.

Responsibilities:

  • Duties as assigned by the Senior Leadership of Perioperative Services
  • Supervising the day to day activities of PeriOperative Radiology Technicians
  • Ensuring that the Radiology Techs are a high performing team. Establish/update processes and work practices for the unit/department. Regularly meets with all employees to improve communication and to build productive relationships.
  • Support coverage is meeting the needs of PeriOperative Services Manage the daily scheduling of staff. Mange the on-call schedule for all staff.
  • Assist in staff recruitment and training
  • Staff competencies and required certifications
  • Investigate Safety Nets and other issues regarding staff performance
  • Compliance with regulatory and governing agencies
  • Ensure that intra-departmental and inter-departmental activities are coordinated with the appropriate leadership in a cooperative manner.
  • Education- Possess knowledge of procedures performed in the department and is able to answer questions/ concerns the patient or family may have. Supervises and teaches radiology students. Identifies education, training and development needs necessary to achieve section performance objectives and goals. Provides staff education with an emphasis on the organizational quality improvement program.
  • Operations - Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Responsible for producing high quality procedures. Ensure that all of the equipment have the most current diagnostic protocols loaded. Monitors and holds staff accountable regarding compliance and following protocols and best practices.
  • Radiology Equipment - Safely operates radiology equipment using proper techniques. Maintains radiology equipment and troubleshoots service problems.
  • Employee Satisfaction - Works effectively with all staff. Able to build productive relationships and improve communication among staff. Effectively communicate issues to PeriOperative Services Leadership
  • Patient Care- Ensures patient safety at all times. Aids radiologists, doctors, and other UPHS team members in completing procedures. Responds to emergency situations according to department/hospital policies. Takes initiative to resolve concerns from physicians, UPHS personnel, and co-workers.

Credentials:

  • Amer Registry Radiologic Tech (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • 2+ years Interventional Angio and/or OR experience highly preferred
  • Associate of Arts or Science
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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