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    If you have experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of new imaging methods and techniques, please consider joining the NIH, Clinical Center Nursing Team today! Learn more about this agency

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    Responsibilities

    Interventional Radiology (IR) is a growing and evolving specialty within Radiology in which both vascular and nonvascular diseases are treated by minimally invasive approaches using catheter-based instruments such as needles and wires to direct catheters and/or device(s) to desired sites without the need for surgical incisions or general anesthesia. The procedures/exams are performed with local and moderate intravenous sedation as well as Anesthesia-assisted and are guided by radiological imaging techniques such as x-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, MRI, Ultrasound and CT. The interventional technologist is trained in radiographic imaging guided procedures and has the professional skills required to integrate interventional procedures/exams into overall clinical management. Frequently, interventional procedures are the viable therapeutic option for unstable critically ill patients unable to undergo surgical procedures or requiring the interventional procedure/exam in order to determine the course of therapy. Major duties of this position includes, but is not limited to the following:

    • Participate in the placement of various vascular access devices to support therapeutic interventions of patients on various protocols and treatment plans.
    • Perform repeated biopsies of tumors for both diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes.
    • Perform venous samplings of adrenal, parathyroid, petrosal, ovarian and testicular.
    • Assist physicians (Interventional Radiologists) in conducting highly specialized diagnostic examinations/procedures in the IR section.
    • Loads and operates high pressure injector systems and troubleshoots, as needed.
    • Operates Ultrasound console or CT scanner in conjunction with biopsies, ablations, embolizations, IV access device placement and/or angiography.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    10

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