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Radiology Technician

Company: Little River Healthcare
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: November 4, 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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