At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a Interventional Technologist in the Radiology department to assist radiologists, cardiologists, and neurosurgeons in performing interventional procedures.
UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
SCHEDULE Temporary, day shift, 10 hours per shift and 8 hour shifts during on call status, variable days per week.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Assists physician in performing interventional diagnostic exams & procedures, includes but is not limited to: •Assists radiologists, cardiologists, and neurosurgeons in performing angiographic, interventional, neuro-injection, neuro-embolization, and other radiographic procedures. Performs assigned radiographic exams and procedures in accordance with established protocols and standards. Performs the entire variety of technical procedures expected of an Interventional Technologist. •Prepares and positions patient for exam. •Scrubs and assists the radiologist, cardiologist, or neurosurgeon; sets up sterile procedure trays; circulates and monitors patient during exam. •Administers contrast/IV fluids/medications and monitors patient vital signs post-injection of medication, in accordance with hospital guidelines. •Safety: Provides protection for patient, self, and other staff in accordance with prescribed safety standards and protective devices. Uses proper sterile technique. •Produces technically acceptable Interventional images in accordance with departmental procedures. •Provides physician with the requested information for each exam; assists physician with problem-solving. •Completes daily work in a timely fashion within exam time-window. •Performs quality assurance checks on equipment and processes per department policies. Investigates and informs supervisor of any quality issues or problems.
2.Operates, troubleshoots, maintains equipment, includes but is not limited to: •Provides equipment vendor/contractor and/or supervisor with timely notification and documentation of equipment issues.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.