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Radiology Technician

Company: Little River Healthcare
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Works--within the objectives and policies established by the Imaging Department,--performs Radiology and other related procedures to produce high quality--diagnostic images for continued patient care, which will aid physicians in the--diagnosis and treatment of their patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Verify type of exam and prepare exam room for procedures in advance.
  • Confirm patient's identity and explain procedure to them prior to performing the exam.
  • Transport patient to and from radiology department.
  • Position & immobilize patient according to guidelines.
  • Select proper cassette size.
  • Insure all images are properly identified and all records are properly filed.
  • Provide proper use of radiation protection by all personnel, patients, and self in --

    accordance--with the facility and governmental safety standards.

    • Process films according to processing criteria and prepare them for radiologist.
    • Review film for proper positioning, technique, and identification. Adjust technical--

      factors--as needed while minimizing radiation exposure.

      • Demonstrate working knowledge of all radiographic equipment.
      • Perform and/or assist with images taken in other areas of LRHS with portable and C-Arm when applicable.
      • Accurately log patient exams, to include the FGI Dose Log.
      • Complete and process radiological charges.
      • Comprehends the full function of performing radiographic examinations' utilizing the PACS and EMR systems.
      • Analyzes data following case flow and priority while assessing patient condition versus procedural needs.
      • Responsible for verifying that the patient identifiers are correct in the electronic medical record, prior to the study being performed.
      • Responsible for documenting and maintaining the patient's electronic medical record.--

        The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve--as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this--classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary--of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to--perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional,--position-specific duties.

        ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

        • Possess the ability to learn and perform various examinations within the department.
        • Perform secretarial duties.
        • Assist in care and maintenance of the department. Restore rooms and work areas--

          with supplies.--Keep department clean and neat.

          • Demonstrate a positive and cooperative attitude by working effectively with others.--


            • Project a positive public image towards patients, visitors, and fellow employees--

              through--a courteous, respectful and cooperative behavior.

              • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation for effective safety practices, adhere to --

                department--safety standards. Demonstrate awareness--and understanding of infectious

                disease--control practices, and adhere to department and LRHS infectious disease

                policies and--procedures.

                • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation to all LRHS and department policies and--

                  procedures,--rules and regulations.

                  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of LRHS disaster, fire, and safety rules.
                  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information and knowledge about other employees--

                    gained through position within LRHS.

                    • Demonstrate dependability on the job and be on time and ready to work.
                    • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
                    • Attend staff meetings when requested and participate in committees as directed.
                    • Maintain CE hours to keep in compliance with ARRT.
                    • Participate in public relation activities as requested.--

                      EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

                      • Graduate of an accredited program in radiologic technology and/or licensed by the ARRT (or registry eligible).
                      • Current and Valid State License.
                      • Current BLS--


                        WORKING CONDITION AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES

                        • Standing and walking for most of the shift.
                        • Bending and stooping.
                        • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
                        • Moving patients from chair to bed and back.
                        • Ability to focus on details.
                        • Must be able to communicate with staff.
                        • Must be able to work well under stressful situations.
                        • Subject to electrical, chemical, and radiation energy hazards.
                        • Work with patients of all ages.
                        • Works with and around hazardous and biohazard materials.--


                          KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES(Possesses skills and knowledge in the following areas)

                          • Reading comprehension
                          • Controlling operation of radiology equipment
                          • Basic computer skills
                          • Communication skills
                          • Active listening
                          • ALARA
                          • Radiation Protection
                          • Radiation Physics
                          • Patient Care--


                            --

                            Keywords: Little River Healthcare, Georgetown, Radiology Technician, Healthcare, Georgetown, Texas

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