Northwest Radiology would not be successful without the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team! We are proud to have such outstanding team members who not only provide exceptional care to our clients, but who also work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly every day.
We want to thank our team members for their service and show everyone what a wonderful team we have, so we want you to “Meet the NWR Team.”
Please meet … Steve. He joined the team in 2011, making this his six-year anniversary with Northwest Radiology! Learn more about Steve.
Q: What is your title and role with NWR?
A: I am the paramedic at Meridian North Imaging Center (MNIC). I am one of six part-time or PRN paramedics who work for NWR. I work two days a week at MNIC, and I am still a career firefighter/paramedic with the Fishers Fire Department. My duties at NWR include: starting IVs for CT, PET/CT and MR patients who will receive IV contrast dye; drawing blood to check creatinine levels prior to some patients getting IV contrast dye; administering emergency care to patients who experience an adverse/allergic reaction to the contrast dye; and administer TB tests and flu shots in the fall to employees and Doctors at NWR. I also work with the other paramedics to create a schedule that ensures we have a paramedic working every day.
Q: How did you get started with Northwest Radiology?
A: MNIC was extending its hours into the evening, and one paramedic was not able to cover all the hours. I was recruited by the then-full-time paramedic to help fill in gaps in the schedule. Since then, we have hired five other part-time or PRN paramedics to help fill the schedule. My coworkers are a great group of people to work with.
Q: Describe a memorable moment you have had while working for NWR.
A: I think I am lucky to not really have a “memorable moment” at NWR. My days are mostly pretty steady and uneventful. If a day is eventful, then someone else is having a very bad day.
Q: What has surprised you most about working for NWR?
A: What has surprised me most about working for NWR is the fact that I am still here going on six years. My previous part-time jobs as a paramedic were usually in hospital emergency rooms or on an ambulance, and compared to NWR, they were very fast-paced. It was initially a culture shock for me to not be the lead person and have my mind constantly thinking about the next step in a protocol, or looking ahead to the next procedure I would have to do at all times. Here, I can also help the technicians out with lifting and patient comfort, but I don’t have to be the lead guy, and that took a while to get used to.
Q: Why would you tell someone to work for NWR?
A: I think NWR is a great place to work; the people are fun to work with, wages are comparative, and we have holidays off! In my line of work, holidays are the same as any other day, and to have them off is fantastic.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I live in Pendleton and volunteer for Pendleton Emergency Ambulance a couple days a month. I help teach fire safety in the elementary schools in Fishers with the fire department, and also teach CPR, EMT and other fire department-related classes. In my free time, I like to play golf, play with my three dogs, and go camping.