Job Description

Imaging Technologist - Benson Hospital
Job CategoryAllied Health
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Benson Hospital Position Description

Job Title: Imagining Technologist- Multi Modality Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Reports To: Director of Lab/ Diagnostic Imaging

POSITION SUMMARY

The Imaging Technologist performs high quality procedures that require ingenuity,

initiative and independent judgment. Duties include and are not limited to performing

routine test, monitoring the quality of tests, and obtaining maintenance service on

equipment. must routinely perform procedures in these modalities. Also responsible for

performing all CT examinations for assigned patients which include adolescents, adults

and older adults. Carries out functions in a manner consistent with total quality care.

RESPONSIBLITIES/ FUNCTIONS

1. Provide maximum customer satisfaction.

2. Accomplish the mission and meet the goals of the Hospital and Imaging

Department.

3. Assist patients, Imaging Department and Hospital Staff. Work at a level not

requiring constant supervision.

4. Conduct daily department operations efficiently and correctly in accordance with

policies and procedures.

5. Operate within Physicians orders either written or verbal to perform a wide

variety of radiographic procedures.

6. Operate upper level advanced imaging equipment and be familiar with associated

equipment, procedures and techniques.

7. Operate a variety of advanced imaging as well as general x-ray equipment.

8. Efficiently operate computed radiography equipment as well as film and film

processors.

9. Exercise independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to produce images that

are correct and diagnostic.

10. Apply ALARA principle to limit radiation exposure. Transport patients safely

and efficiently as needed.

11. Schedule patient appointments and provide preparation for required procedure.

12. Receive and transmit various information including images, interpretive reports

and prescriptions for services.

13. Accurately input and manipulate a variety of data sets using information

management and manual file systems.

14. Monitor the X-ray to transcription workflow; promote timely reporting.

15. Provide excellent customer service while assisting patients, Imaging Department

and Hospital Staff.

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16. Apply training, experience and skill in the correct operation of all general x-ray

equipment and perform related procedures.

17. Apply training, experience and skill in the correct operation of all advanced

imaging equipment and conduct related procedures.

18. Apply training, experience and skill in the correct operation of all upper level

advanced imaging equipment and perform related procedures.

19. Operate within Physicians orders either written or verbal to perform a wide

variety of radiographic procedures.

20. Exercise independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in the application of

ionizing radiation in a safe judicious manner.

21. Produce images that are diagnostic with correct exposure, positioning and

anatomic markers. Apply ALARA principle to limit radiation exposure.

22. Adhere to the Intravenous Contrast Protocol. Review questionnaires and lab

results. Contact Physicians as needed.

23. Perform venipuncture in accordance with hospital procedure and policy. Observe

established safety measures including Universal Precautions as needed. Employ

aseptic techniques as required following Benson Hospital Policies.

24. Efficiently operate computed radiography equipment as well as film and film

processors.

25. Accurately input and manipulate a variety of data sets using information

management systems.

26. Make patients and family members comfortable and explain procedures and

equipment to alleviate anxiety.

27. Transfer patients between x-ray tables, beds, wheel chairs, chairs, and gurneys

carefully. Use proper body mechanics and ask for assistance wherever needed.

28. Observe patients while transporting and conducting procedures noting any

changes in condition or mental status. Report any changes to the proper authority.

29. Assess patient’s condition, medical history and ability to tolerate requested

procedures. Seek clarification and/or modification from proper authority.

30. Conduct daily department operations efficiently and correctly in accordance with

policies and procedures.

31. Schedule studies correctly gathering all required information. Provide adequate

patient instruction for special procedure preparation.

32. Monitor the X-ray to transcription workflow; promote timely reporting.

33. Operate and handle all equipment with due care and safety observing operational

and mechanical limits. Monitor equipment operation and report any malfunctions

to the supervisor. May arrange for equipment service if necessary.

34. Maintain a safe, clean, comfortable work environment.

35. Actively communicate problems and incidents to proper authority. These include

but are not limited to changes in patient condition, activities not routine,

complaints and safety issues.

36. Directly supervise radiologic technologist students. Provide

instruction/orientation to students and new employees.

37. Maintains adequate control over film records, read and unread. Maintain

radiology file system. Follow up on outstanding loaned films.

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38. Comply with the requirements of the Benson Hospital Corporate Compliance

Program.

39. Comply with all requirements of HIPPA.

40. Perform all other duties as assigned within the scope of Diagnostic Imaging

Department.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

1. Possess excellent human relation and communication skills.

2. Be able to work at a technical level not requiring constant supervision.

3. Must be willing and able to function in a team environment.

4. Maintain registration through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

and hold current valid Arizona State license.

5. Maintain current Computed Tomography License. (Must be able to obtain within

one year of employment.)

6. Meet bi-annual requirements for continuing education.

7. Possess experience and / or training in upper level advanced imaging equipment

and procedures.

8. Possess experience and / or training in advanced imaging equipment and

procedures. Includes Computed Tomography and / or Magnetic Resonance

Imaging.

9. Possess experience and / or training in all general radiographic equipment and

procedures.

10. Be familiar with power injectors and their safe operation.

11. Be comfortable integrating new technologies.

12. Be willing to cross train in other modalities as needed.

13. Have a basic working knowledge of computers and basic office software.

14. Must be comfortable working with digital information systems.

15. Must be able and willing to work Holidays, weekends and take call.

16. Maintain CPR certification

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands

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.

X Balancing X Crouching X Kneeling X Seeing X Stooping

X Carrying X Keyboarding X Lifting (50

lbs)

X Color X Talking

X Climbing X Grasping X Pulling X Depth X Walking

X Crawling X Hearing X Sitting X Standing

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Exposures

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

X Airborne Particles X Explosives X Muscular Strain X Temperature

X Caustics X Fumes X Noise X Toxicants

X Chemicals X High Places X Odors X Vibration

X Electrical Current X Moving Parts X Physical Abuse X Vision Strain

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive

listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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