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Radiology Technologist

Perryville, MO | Full Time
10 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

Status: PRN


SHIFT: Evenings/ Monday through Friday 5p-7p  and Saturday 9a-2p


POSITION SUMMARY

Perform certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and maintaining medical records. Clinical duties may include: performing x-rays, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician, including injections and refilling medications per physician standards of practice. Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.


ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Demonstrates a complete working knowledge of at least two modalities and associated equipment to operate independently and efficiently within the department.

2. Performs all routine radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures including surgical and portable exams.

3. Adjusts technical factors in proportion to patient and body parts being examined while minimizing radiation exposure to patient, self and others. Provides radiation protection to patient, self and others according to radiation safety standards.

4. Reviews exposed radiographs for proper positioning, technique, laterality markers and patient identification data. Makes adjustments as necessary to ensure a complete data set is sent to and stored in PACS.

5. Escort patients to exam rooms, updating and recording medical history, medications, vital signs, allergies, chief complaint, history of present illness and other pertinent data into the computer system. Assist patients in the flow throughout the office. Reads and enters physician dictation. Following instructions provided through physician note for each patient, forwarding copies of dictation to primary care physician as directed.

6. Documents a thorough patient history related to the procedure. Provides patient and family education related to the imaging procedure. Communicates with other caregivers to ensure continuity and appropriateness of patient care.

7. Prepare the exam rooms and instruments for examination and testing. Stock supplies, keep rooms clean, sterilize instruments and patient care equipment according to procedure. Monitor inventory controls and inform the Inventory Nurse for reordering. Labels and maintains proper storage for specimens and tests. Assist physician with patient examination. Change patient dressings, using proper bandaging techniques, pack wounds, remove sutures, implementing proper aseptic practices. Uses proper sterile technique, when setting up a sterile tray for minor office surgical procedures. Assist nurse and physician as needed during minor surgical procedure, maintaining a Sterile Field, handling specimens appropriately, giving proper patient instructions & needed prescriptions.

8. Performs phlebotomy when needed.

9. Ensure lab reports, x-rays and other patient records are available. Issue outpatient material. Assist patients with scheduling of tests and procedures. Triage patient concerns and communicate effectively to provider and advise patients and/or families when appropriate. Call orders to pharmacies, hospital, other physicians, nursing homes, Home Health, etc.

10. Dependability. Promptness. Flexibility. Reports to work on time. Begins work at scheduled time. Maintains less than a 4% absentee rate. Makes the most of “work time” and accomplishes tasks prompt and efficiently. Keeps edit sheet completion below 25%.

11. Positive motivational attitude. Works well with others. Maintains a positive working relationship within the clinic and hospital. Performs well in stressful situations. Adaptive to change. Teamwork. Cooperation with others. Ability to work in conjunction with multiple departments and employees on all different levels. Open communication between members of your direct department. Accepts authority and constructive criticism.


SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

Skills:

· Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

· Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

· Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

· Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

· Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

· Instructing - Teaching others how to do something


Attributes:

· Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

· Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

· Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

· Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

· Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

· Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.




Requirements

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

Successful completion of an accredited radiologic technology program Minimum of 1 year clinical experience;Must be registered and in good standing with the ARRT R.T.(R)