An Imaging Technologist assists Physicians in identifying illnesses and injuries by using diagnostic imaging equipment such as an X-ray, CAT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, and Mammography. The Radiologic Technologist must be registered in X-Ray and registered or be registry eligible in one more modality such as CAT scan, MRI, or Mammography.
This position is a weekend position, normally scheduled, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12 hours shifts. Occasionally scheduled Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 12 hours shirts.
This weekend position will receive a weekend differential.
• Completing the patients' intake process, taking patients' histories, and preparing and educating patients about the imaging procedure.
• Reviewing patients' charts and Doctors' notes before the examination, and maintaining patients' records during and after procedures.
• Preparing radiopharmaceuticals for contrast in the diagnostic images.
• Positioning patients and equipment to capture the correct area and produce clear images.
• Monitoring patients and ensuring their safety during imaging procedures.
• Calibrating the equipment to ensure clear, usable images are taken of the correct area, as specified by the Doctor.
• Logging and organizing image results, assisting with the interpretation of the radiograph results, and consulting with Radiologists to determine if other images need to be taken.
• Ensuring the proper sterilization and storage of the equipment, maintaining radiographic equipment, and reporting any equipment failures.
• Coordinating with the Imaging department to schedule and complete radiographic procedures.
• Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current Imaging practices.
• Performs other duties as needed.
• Adheres to the facility’s Standards of Excellence.
• Must satisfactorily complete the on-the-job training provided by the qualified Imaging staff during a probationary period unless an extension is granted by the Director.
• Good communication skills.
• Knowledge of medical terminology and certification for CPR preferred.
Education and Experience:
• An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Radiography or Radiologic Technology.
• A state license and certification to practice.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and patient service skills.
• Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
• The ability to operate and understand radiographic technology and equipment.
• The physical stamina to stand for long periods and operate heavy machinery without assistance.
• The flexibility to work shifts, weekends, nights, and holidays.
• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
• May require prolonged periods of standing, moving and bending.
• Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds at times.