Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With talented, hardworking, and friendly staff, we work toward the common goal of serving residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are adding talented people in all of our locations!
The Radiologic Technologist performs prescribed radiographic procedures in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures, and protocols while ensuring optimal care/treatment to our patient population. This position uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified below and be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. The below is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Reviews patient history and physician orders. Ensures correct patient and exam identification.
- Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment, and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
- Assists patients with dressing, when appropriate.
- Positions patient to achieve a high level of image quality and performs diagnostic procedures as required.
- X-rays patient, using radiologic equipment that produces radiographs (x-rays) of body for diagnostic purposes. Uses a variety of radiation protection and shielding materials.
- Moves x-ray equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance, based on knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques and protocols. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters.
- Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results.
- Takes appropriate action to resolve imaging quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure.
- Prepares and maintains accurate documentation.
- Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment.
- Is proficient in the technical operation of all diagnostic equipment; uses proper care in handling equipment.
- Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
- Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services.
- Participates in ongoing education programs.
- Keeps the work area neat and clean.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Associate’s Degree from a certified Radiologic Technology program.
- One year experience in imaging in similar setting, preferred.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, ability to quickly learn medical software system, and similar computer applications.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Valid American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification, required. Must be in good standings.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required.
- Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
- Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
- Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information. Ability to communicate with clients or customers.
- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
- Confidentiality - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.
Independence of Action
Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager; follows precedents and procedures and may set priorities and organizes work within general guidelines established by supervisor/manager.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to ? of working time, “regularly” means between ? and ? of working time, and “frequently” means ? and more of working time.)
- The work environment is a typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others. The position is occasionally exposed to minimal radiation.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 8 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear up to 8 hours per day. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl up to 8 hours a day.
- The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. The employee will regularly assist patients in turning; will frequently assist patient in arising from exam table; will frequently push wheelchair patients; and frequently assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
- Employee Assistance Program
- Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
- Paid Time Off
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.