Travel Interventional Radiology Tech Jobs

Make a Difference as an Interventional Radiology Tech

As an interventional radiology tech, you stand beside the physician as they perform procedures that will significantly impact patients' lives. Your expertise contributes to accurate diagnosis and effective therapeutic strategies, making you an indispensable part of the medical team.

Being a travel IR tech allows you to live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel professional, you choose your specialty and your next adventure.

What is an IR tech?

An interventional radiology technologist, or IR tech, plays a crucial role in patient care within the realm of radiological services. They are primarily responsible for assisting physicians in performing minimally invasive procedures using imaging guidance. These procedures include Angioplasty, where a tiny balloon is inflated inside a blocked blood vessel to help improve blood flow, stent placement, which involves inserting a small tube into a blocked passageway to keep it open, and biopsies, where small samples of tissue are taken from the body for further examination.

Typical Interventional Radiology Tech Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patients for procedures by explaining the process
  • Positions patients for optimal imaging
  • Ensures the safe use of equipment
  • Monitors patients' vital signs throughout the interventional procedures
  • Troubleshoots interventional radiology equipment

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

Advantages & Perks for Travel IR Tech Jobs

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Competitive pay
Medical travelers are competitive and financially unique to fit your tech skills and desired travel lifestyle. Did we mention that you’ll know your compensation upfront before you apply for travel jobs?
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Per diem
Travel interventional radiology techs qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
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Certifications
You need certifications before you get on your way, traveler! Your state licenses and certification costs are covered, so you can get and stay qualified.
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Travel life
See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure

Being an IR tech can help you achieve your personal and professional goals, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? No biggie. Your medical tech training, licensing, and certifications are covered with financial assistance.

Degrees and Certifications

In order to be a traveling medical professional, you need to be compliant in the states where you want to work. It sounds harder than it really is. You’ll get the support and certifications you need in your correlating specialty (or modality). Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required to work travel Phlebotomist jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty.

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams

FAQs

Who can become an interventional radiology tech?

You can enroll in an accredited radiologic technologist program, which typically takes two years to complete, to earn your associate's degree. After graduation, you'll need to become certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certification as an interventional radiology tech requires passing an exam that tests your knowledge in this specific field.

Gaining experience in a clinical setting is a must, and it is recommended that before applying for travel IR tech jobs, you have two years clinical experience in your field. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.

How much do IR tech Jobs Pay?

As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for radiologic technologists, including an interventional radiology technologist, is $62,280. However, the average pay for travel IR tech jobs can vary based on several factors, including their level of experience, education, geographical location, and the size and facility budgets in which they work. An interventional radiology technologist with cardiac interventional radiography or neuro interventional radiology experience could potentially earn more.

Where are Interventional radiology jobs available?

An interventional radiology technologist can find employment in a variety of healthcare settings. They primarily work in hospitals in the radiology department to carry out complex, minimally invasive procedures performed by physicians. Other common settings for travel IR techs include outpatient care centers and diagnostic laboratories, which often need their expertise for various procedures.

Will taking travel interventional radiology jobs help my career?

Working as a travel interventional radiology tech is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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