Radiology Staff Technologist Part-time
Description

The following statements are intended to describe the major elements and requirements of the position and should not be taken as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and skills, required of an individual assigned to this job. Performs Diagnostic Radiographic Procedures according to department protocols, JCAHO, CMS, State and Federal Regulations. Functions as the first line interface with customers and is successful in the accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in PI/QC activities. Responsible for processing and transmission of Images to PACS.

Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of quality patient care


Requirements
  • Graduate of a JRCERT accredited program of Radiologic Technology
  • Must have current state and ARRT license and CPR certification
  • Must be familiar with State and Federal regulations as well as The Joint Commission standard

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Positions patients and sets technical factors for all diagnostic procedures. Sets high personal standards for image quality.
  • Follows department exam protocols.
  • Completes all ordered exams as per department protocol- documents why exam is not completed per protocol.
  • Modifies patient protocols relative to the patient, physical and cognitive abilities.
  • Ensures all exams are accurately labeled with patient ID, date, technologist ID and time of exam.
  • Covers patients during transportation and while performing procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with JCAHO /CMS, State and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains medical and surgical aseptic procedures. Practices good infection control techniques, can fully explain universal precaution principle.
  • Able to assess pain interfering with imaging procedure- makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Has understanding and participates in PI process.
  • All QC is done at required intervals and appropriately logged service calls are placed if QC is out of controls. Note left for supervisor.
  • Consistently maintains neat & clean workplace appropriate to hospital standards.
  • Able to assist Radiologist with therapeutic procedures by having all supplies and techniques ready.
  • Sets technical factors accurately to minimize patient dose.
  • Utilizes Radiations Safety Techniques while performing radiographic procedures and properly shields patients when appropriate.
  • Follows all radiation safety standards for patients, employees & family members. Consistently determines pregnancy status of women of child bearing age (as defined as age 10-60), before performing exam.
  • Wears radiation badge as per protocol.
  • Uses personal protective equipment appropriately and regularly.
  • Informs and educates patients and families regarding procedure to be performed.
  • Ascertains patient understanding of process
  • Checks patients’ identification before exams by at least two methods.
  • Reduces risk of health care acquired infections through proper hand washing and equipment disinfecting.
  • Follows hospital policies to reduce risk of wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure occurrences.
  • Documents all medication reactions/infiltrations on appropriate form.
  • Works to improve effectiveness of communication among caregivers.
  • Communicates and documents patient's condition/history for Radiologist
  • Sends all applicable results of prior examinations including telerad examinations
  • Calls all abnormal results that are given verbally read back to ensure accuracy
  • Demonstrates safe/ careful use of all equipment.
  • Reports all equipment malfunctions and call for service immediately using department protocol.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.