FLUOROSCOPY (X-RAY) TECHNICIAN

Allevio - Toronto, ON (5 months ago)

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Reporting to the Clinical Team Lead, the Fluoroscopy Technician works as a clinical assistant at Allevio Pain Management with a primary mandate to provide superior patient care through effective collaboration with interventional pain physicians. Duties include but are not limited to performing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the fluoroscopy unit under aseptic technique; and providing overall clinical support. The Fluoroscopy Technician operates the fluoroscopy machine and understands the anatomical reference in order to change the position of the machine, as needed. In addition, the Fluoroscopy Technician is responsible for performing patient assessments before and after diagnostic procedures, documenting the level of the pain, and maintaining accurate patients’ record.
Allevio Pain Management strives to improve the way the world manages pain. Allevio has a thriving private healthcare facility specializing in multidisciplinary interventional pain management. Our team is comprised of Anesthesia and Neurology-trained specialists, almost all of whom have fellowships in Pain Management from Departments of Anesthesia from leading universities across North America and the UK, or who are academically affiliated with a similar program. Our flagship clinic is located at 240 Duncan Mill Road, Main Floor (Suite 101), North York, Ontario, M3B 3S6.

Responsibilities:Clinical Functions:
Assist physicians when they perform interventional pain management procedures; set-up and operate fluoroscopic equipment.
Carry out requests in a timely manner with a strong level of attention to detail. • Document patient’s pain before and after the procedure.
Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties, obtain cooperation and address any concerns.
Adhere to infection control procedures for the work area.

Technical Functions:
Review procedure orders provided by physicians to determine materials/supplies that will be needed.
Enter patients’ information accurately for upcoming interventions into the Fluoroscopy machines.
Operate the fluoroscopy machine in compliance with safety standards.
Observe strict safety precautions when handling the equipment.
Prepare procedure room in compliance with health and safety regulations.
Ensure proper use of x-ray equipment to protect the patient and other staff from unnecessary radiation.
Clean rooms after each procedure. • Maintain fluoroscopy files and record all patient information on the file.
Keep current with knowledge around the operation of x-ray and fluoroscopy machines.
Monitor equipment operation and report any concerns or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
Directly report any concerns to the radiation safety officer
Other
Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum education required is medical or nursing background; education from a medical radiation technology program is preferred.
CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) certification is an asset.
Previous experience in the field of radiology and experience operating C-Arm.
Excellent communication skills required to speak and write fluently in English ensuring clear and accurate understanding of instructions, information and delivery of care is provided.
Exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills required to collaborate with physicians, clinical team members and patients to deliver quality, innovative and kind care.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
High level of independence and ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
Demonstrated knowledge on how to operate and maintain fluoroscopy machine; proficiency with C-Arm.
Knowledge of universal precautions and personal protective equipment to be utilized when operating radiology systems.
Knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions.
Current and accurate knowledge of fluoroscopic examination.
BLS (basic life support) license is required.
Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to accuracy and detail.
Adaptable and responsive to change with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
Highly motivated with demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Previous hospital experience is an asset

Working Conditions:
Part-time position with a minimum of 15.0 hours of work per week.
Shift work including evenings and weekends.
Working with patients and medical staff in a clinical environment.

Physical Conditions:
Frequent standing, walking and bending.
Frequent assistance of patients including but not limited to supporting their mobility.
Wearing protective equipment as required
Allevio is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
If this sounds like you, send us your resume today! We look forward to hearing from you!