Imaging Technologist I - Diagnostic Radiology
This job description is for radiology technologists.
Ensures operation of imaging equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Transfers, positions, and instructs patients regarding the procedure in order to obtain and affect the desired imaging diagnostic results as specified by the physician.
Maintains production and quality of images by following established standards, guidelines, and/or procedures; developing images, observing results; making necessary adjustments.
Works as a member of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in diagnostic testing procedures.
Adheres to medical and surgical asepsis and standard precautions as required per procedure.
Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patient and staff, following established safety protocols.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patient’s status before, during and after procedure.
Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of examinations and procedures, answering questions.
Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.
Performs clerical duties and transports patients as required.
Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, and transport, and radiology information system.
Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required..
Assists in the clinical education of students and peers.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Radiology specific duties:
Is able to produce diagnostic images utilizing general radiography and mobile radiography equipment in all areas of the hospital, which include but is not limited to: the main department, nursing units, O.R., and E.R. Is able to produce diagnostic images utilizing fluoroscopy. Administers contrast media and other medications under the direction of the radiologist.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience operating radiograph equipment preferred, but not required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Arizona Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT), American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT), and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Additional certification will be required per department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of radiograph equipment and how to operate machinery.
Skill in operating and maintaining radiograph equipment.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to listen and accurately interpret others' communication or instructions to take appropriate action; ability to speak effectively with customers.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.