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Interventional Radiology Technologist



Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Job Description


You chose to work in healthcare because you want a fulfilling career that will make a difference in others’ lives. If you’re seeking a greater purpose—a mission-driven culture where your contributions are valued, where your voice is heard and where you’ll work alongside a team with a shared vision that every person will receive safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch—choose PeaceHealth!

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington is seeking an experienced Interventional Radiology Technologist / Rad Tech - Special Procedures for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $42.82 – $67.04. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

***Hiring Bonus and Relocation Assistance May Be Available***

This position will be scheduled for 4-9 hour day shifts per week.

As an Interventional Radiology Technologist, you will provide patient services to a wide range of patients, from neonates to geriatric patients, using imaging modalities. You will perform angiographic procedures, applying the principles of radiation protection and evaluating images for technical quality.  Exercising professional judgment in the performance of procedures, you will provide patient care essential to procedures and will recognize when patient conditions require immediate action and will initiate life support measures. You will maintain knowledge current with developing requiring technology.

Details about the position:

  1. Conducts examinations for diagnostic interpretation, evaluates procedures, and makes recommendations for improvement. Integrates previous imaging studies, laboratory results, patient history and medical records to optimize exam. Evaluates patient information for potential risk factors
  2. Provides patient services using imaging modalities; performs examinations, assists in procedures; applies principles of radiation protection; evaluates images for technical quality; recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures; maintains knowledge of current/developing technology.
  3. Administers ionizing radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Performs angiographic procedures.
  4. Administers contrast agents as required by specified procedures under the direction of a qualified physician.
  5. Perform surgical x-ray examinations utilizing appropriate radiation safety measures and adhering to AORN standards.

What you bring:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of radiologic technology required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Interventional Radiology / Special Procedures is preferred
  • PACS/RIS knowledge required. ImageCast/CareCast experience preferred.
  • ARRT-R certification required.
  • Washington state Radiologic Technologist license required at time of hire.
  • Current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) must be obtained within six months from hire or transfer, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.

Relocating to Bellingham? Here are some reasons while you'll love it:

  • No Washington state income tax
  • Relocation assistance may be available
  • Located just 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia
  • Endless outdoor recreation opportunities: head to Mt. Baker for a day in the snow, tour the San Juan Islands, hike the North Cascades
  • Small-city feel blended with urban living, strong schools, and great shopping and cuisine
  • Spotlight on Bellingham

About Us:

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For a detailed description of this position, or for questions, please contact Andrea, atworek@peacehealth.org.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.