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Special Procedures Tech

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York US


Requisition Number: 14058

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Purpose:The Special Procedures Neuro Vascular Technologist performs imaging procedures and assists in the performance of Interventional Radiology, Neuro Endovascular procedures and Vascular Surgery (Hybrid). Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as assigned, demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the appropriate age-based care to the patient population served based on the scope of services in the department.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Assists in the checking of daily quality controls for a wide range of equipment utilized in the routine care of a patient presenting to IR, Neuro Endovascular procedures, and Vascular Surgery (Hybrid), ensuring medical equipment is in working order. Assists with inventory management and properly stocks assigned room, prior to the start and end of shift, to ensure all required supplies are available.

2. Reviews history and pertinent images with designated Radiologist/Surgeon and nurses to determine plan and equipment necessary for procedure. Properly identifies patient using two patient identifiers, checks the imaging order for complete information, proper procedure and schedules/prioritizes as needed. Explains the procedure to the patient with professionalism and compassion. Assures that informed consent has been obtained and risk of pregnancy has been assessed, formal time out has been performed prior to the start of the procedure, and that all questions and concerns have been answered to the patient’s satisfaction prior to commencing with procedure.

3. Prepares sterile tray and radiopaque materials for administration by Radiologist. Opens contrast material, maintaining integrity of the sterile syringe, needles, and draws up contrast for injections. Operates power injectors in preparation for and administration of contrast media under the direct supervision of the supervising physician in accordance with department policy and regulatory standards.

4. Assist the physician in the performance of IR, Neuro Endovascular Radiology and Vascular Surgery (Hybrid) procedures to include, but not limited to positioning and prepping patient, maintaining integrity of a sterile field, circulating and scrubbing to assist with handling of instruments, operating and monitoring equipment, passage of catheters/guidewires, calling out equipment readings and alerting team of patient’s change in condition, within scope of practice.

5. Practices Radiation Safety in accordance with regulations. Selects accurate technical factors on an individual patient basis. Applies knowledge of radiation physics and safety regulations to limit radiation exposure of the public, patient, fellow workers, and self to as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) and exercises discretion and judgement in the performance of radiographic procedures.

6. Is proficient in the operation of post processing. Performs critique of exam for completeness and correct labeling. Systematically and continuously collects, assesses and documents data in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide procedural care for the patient. Is responsible for accurate and timely exam verification within the hospital’s RIS system, archival of completed studies to the PACS system and supply charging and inventory systems. (Hi-IQ).

7. Troubleshoots technical and mechanical problems and performs minor maintenance on equipment. Properly enters service requests for equipment failure and notifies Lead IR Technologist or IR Manager appropriately. Assists in training of new technologists, physicians, and nurses.

8. Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area. Participates in ongoing, unit-based quality improvement programs.

9. Pursues knowledge and education that enhances professional practice. Utilizes product literature, professional literature, and company representatives as competency resources. Identifies and communicates educational needs using formal and informal resources. Seeks supervision of performance when appropriate.

10. Maintain and Model Nuvance Health Values. Strives to maintain constructive, positive working relationships with physicians, peers, other units and support staff.

11. Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance and consistently documents such in the hospital’s scheduling / payroll system

12. Performs other duties as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:


Minimum Graduate of a School of Radiologic Technology

Preferred Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Work Experience:

Minimum Two (2) year clinical experience in Radiologic Technology

Preferred Two (2) years of clinical experience in Interventional Radiology / Cardiology.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

• Ability to self-direct and to organize a varied workload is required.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet objectives and deadlines.

• Effective oral and written professional communication skills.

• Always demonstrates ethical and professional behaviors.

• Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with all HIPAA requirements.

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, healthcare professionals and external vendors.

• Demonstrates flexibility with demands of external/internal customers placed on operating functions of the department.

• Able to wear lead aprons for extended periods of time.

• Physical ability to lift and position patients and assist with patient transfers utilizing beds or stretchers.

• Flexible with work schedule, work overtime and be On-Call.

• Well versed in multiple computer platforms, applications, peripherals, and general office equipment.

• Performs all daily tasks independently, while working as part of a team, within a demanding environment.

• Demonstrates respect and person-centered care in all communication.

• Maintains composure and demonstrates excellence under interrupted or high stress conditions.


License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

American College of Radiology (ARRT) Certification

Valid New York State (NYS) Radiological License

New York State (NYS) Injection License

Basic Life support (BLS) Certification


Location: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day/Eve 10

Work Shift: 8:00 - 18:30 Rotating weekday / weekend call and holidays

Org Unit: 1374

Department: Interventional Radiology


Exempt: No


Grade: U5



EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Poughkeepsie

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Special Procedures Tech

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Poughkeepsie, New York US

Job Number: 41709