Radiologic Technologist

May 19, 2024

Job Description

Employment Type: Part time Shift: Day Shift

Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:

The Radiology Technologist is responsible to review the Physician Order and reason for exam, position, and image of patients. The Radiology Technologist works closely with the Radiology leadership and the Radiologist to produce the highest quality diagnostic images possible in accordance with the department protocols. Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to obtain routine radiographs of designated body portions for interpretation by physicians. Assists radiologist in the administration of contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures. Performs a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment, with integrity and initiative.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Completion of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program and registered as a Radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Maintain Continuing Education credits (24 CEU in two year period) and other requirements to maintain ARRT certification.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • One year as a Radiologic Technologist preferred
  • Must have good working knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the principles of physics, electricity, variations of anatomical positions supine, prone, etc.
  • Must know methods of exposure to obtain clearly defined films and to set up and operate equipment, with an emphasis on reduction in patient radiation dose (ALARA As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
  • Must be very conscientious and detail oriented person with excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to deal effectively with patients, and various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers, and community groups

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Reviews requests and schedules patients for radiologic procedures, arranging for patient transport to the procedure area.

2. Reviews requests for procedures, using reason(s) for the procedures, department protocols, physician recommendations and personal judgment to determine region(s) to be examined and diagnostic images to be obtained.

3. Consults with the Radiologist to determine the need for additional diagnostic images for comprehensive examinations.

4. Prepares patients for diagnostic procedures by explaining the procedure, transferring and positioning patients, attaching or arranging immobilization and support devices, instructing and reassuring patients, using care, courtesy and tact.

5. Assists the Radiologist in performance of routine radiographs, adjusts, manipulates and controls a variety of imaging equipment, and accessories used in performing diagnostic procedures.

6. Applies knowledge of human anatomy and understanding of patient’s condition to determine appropriate radiologic or testing techniques and to assure accurate, high quality images for diagnostic interpretation.

7. Monitors patient’s condition before and during performance of diagnostic procedures, recognizing changes that may require emergency actions and initiating appropriate responses.

8. Provides accurate diagnostic image identification, processes diagnostic images, and monitors image quality.

9. Documents procedure verification and procedural, using a computerized system, and determines need for and performs necessary re-imaging.

10. Collects all completed diagnostic PACS images and forwards to appropriate location(s) for interpretation and results reporting.

11. Calculates, prepares, documents and assists the Radiologist in administering and checking contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures.

12. Practices sterile, isolation and aseptic techniques to prevent contamination, and maintains documentation of infection control procedures and activities.

13. Applies knowledge of potential radiation hazards and observes appropriate radiation safety regulations.

14. Assists in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the clinical patient areas by monitoring and ordering supplies used in diagnostic procedure areas, and by cleaning imaging equipment and accessories.

15. Monitors quality control on a daily basis; reports operational and functional equipment problems to appropriate personnel.

16. Demonstrates clinical imaging procedures to students and new staff members, as assigned, and participates in scheduled training, orientation and in-services. Educational and staff development activities.

17. May assume lead function in designated areas and/or oversee the activities of staff, as directed by leadership.

18. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.

19. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient/hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately .

20. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.

21. Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.

22. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

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