Performs all Imaging exams. Is knowledgeable in the operation of equipment and the procedure/protocols for producing high quality images to furnish diagnostic information to radiologist. Provides quality care for all patients. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Embodies the Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.
• Graduate of an Accredited School for Radiologic Technologist, required
• ARRT, required.
• IEMA, required.
• BLS CPR certification, required
• Previous Imaging Experience, preferred.
Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Working Conditions-Physical Requirements & Atmosphere:
• Functions effectively in a team oriented environment.
• Demonstrates a positive attitude and strong customer service skills.
• Potential exposure to infectious diseases.
• Requires ability to lift over 50 pounds occasionally.
• Physical demands include repetitive motions of the hands, walking, standing, and reaching above the head.
• Physically able to perform the duties as stated above.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCE:
Infant: 0-12 months
Child: 1 year -12 years
Adolescent: 13 years – 18 years
Adult: 18 years – 65 years
Older adult: 65 years+
Principle Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Embodies the Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values:
• SAFETY: Prevent Harm - I put safety first in everything I do. I take action to ensure the safety of others.
• COURTESY: Serve Others - I treat others with dignity and respect. I project a professional image and positive attitude.
• QUALITY: Improve Outcomes - I continually advance my knowledge, skills and performance. I work with others to achieve superior results.
• EFFICIENCY: Reduce Waste - I use time and resources wisely. I prevent defects and delays.
2. Via a team approach, all General Imaging staff will coordinate the patient flow and the schedule of the Fluoroscopy, Surgical, Portable, BMD, Orthopedic, Pain Clinic and General Imaging modalities.
3. The technologist checks the patients’ chart or scripts to be sure the exam ordered by the physician matches the requisition received by the department.
4. Use independent professional judgment to assure exam will clinically evaluate the given diagnosis. Refer discrepancies to radiologist or ordering physician.
5. Prepares the room, equipment, medication and secures supplies needed to perform the exam and maintain a clean and safe environment for patient.
6. Will adhere to safety standards set forth by the organization in accordance with ACR guidelines (ALARA).
7. The technologist will explain the procedure and the function of the equipment to the patient as well as answer any questions the patient may have, will intently review the medical history, to include a medication list and Lab results, if performed, prior to starting procedure, check patient record for previous pertinent information or procedures, contact radiologist when direction is needed, document appropriate information in the patient record/PACS system.
8. Performs requested exams of appropriate regions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols of the organization and the reading radiologist. Assists Radiologist in the performance of special exams. Observes patient during procedure, reports unusual occurrences and records patients’ condition when necessary.
9. Lifts, moves, and transports patients via wheelchair or cart when necessary.
10. Maintain knowledge on the composition, storage, and administration of contrast media agents according to department protocols under guidance and approval of a physician.
11. Transfers, maintains basic quality assurance issues and recalls images from PACS system.
12. Performs equipment quality checks and troubleshoots when appropriate. Reports any need for service or repair to appropriate leadership.
13. Participates in ongoing QA/QC and process improvement programs.
14. Assists in providing a safe work environment and is dedicated to providing patient satisfaction.
15. Maintain continuing education credits in compliance with licensing agency.
16. Maintains clinical competency.
17. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures including, but not limited to, those regarding infection control, hand hygiene, attendance, and appearance.
18. Performs other related work as required or requested.