Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 11/29/2023
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0401.52900 CARN Rad - Diagnostic

****$15,000 Sign-on Bonus for all New-to-Steward, or rehires who have been gone for more than 1 year ****

Position Summary:

Performs a wide variety of Radiographic procedures which require use of independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative. Assumes responsibility for quality and quantity of work in designated area.

1. Pre-exam responsibilities:

Greet patient courteously, within 5 minutes presentation of requisition and/or flash card by clerk receptionist with less than two legitimate complaints per six-month period as determined by supervisor.

Introduce self to patient and instruct the patient regarding your role, the exam the patient is having and answer any questions relevant to that exam; establishing and maintaining patient confidence, with less than two legitimate (as determined by supervisor) complaints in a six-month period.

Review patients' requisition and/or history determining the appropriate supplies needed and/or direction given to patient for appropriate undressing.

Prepare room and/or equipment per departmental procedure per exam.

2. Performance of exam: Provides care to patients ranging in age from childhood, through adolescence, adulthood and geriatrics. The technologist must possess the ability to assess the requirements of the patients as they pertain to age, and must perform examinations as defined in Department Policies, in a manner consistent with the patient's age.

Assist patient on or off x-ray table, pursuant to departmental safety guidelines and/or the correct utilization of body mechanics.

Position patient appropriately for adequate imaging utilizing appropriate restraining devices if required.

Select proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.

Operates the equipment as directed with proper care to minimize equipment breakdown, and/or the delivery of proper radiation protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.

In the performance of exams requiring contrast media, intravenously, intra-arterially, orally, rectally or by other method, the preparation of these materials must be by departmental prescribed standards and/or safety standards and 100% accurate.

Practice sterile technique and/or be cognizant of infection control practices at all times as instructed by departmental and hospital infection control precaution guidelines.

During examination, observe patient's condition and if unusual, report to attending physician, radiologist or other appropriate personnel. In the event that the patient experience's crisis, summon the nearest available help or initiate emergency medical procedures.

3. Quality control:

Check all exams with radiologist as specified by departmental procedure.

Sends images from CR, DR, C-arm to the PAC system w/ 100% accuracy

Have knowledge to resolve basic QA issues, ability to move or delete images and create annotations in the PACS system.

Scans paper documents into appropriate folders in the PAC system

Completes the performed by section and closes the exam as reviewed w/100% accuracy

4. Post exam requirements:

Obtain and call out wet readings as specified by request and/or departmental procedure.

Dismiss patient upon completion of exam with attention paid to explanations to the patient on an as needed basis.

Arrange for transportation of patient to the appropriate location

5. Perform all related data collection and entry functions as directed by departmental policy.

Scan requisition for completeness and accuracy and complete or correct if necessary per departmental guidelines.

Assess patient's status regarding pregnancies, mobility, and/or cooperative factors as determined with notification given to radiologist for interpretation.

It is the responsibility of all technologists to sign or initial their name on each requisition or case they have completed 100% of the time.

Logs all fluoroscopy times into the appropriate log books for each exam

6. Equipment maintenance surveillance:

Maintain and utilize x-ray equipment as instructed or for its intended purpose, per departmental guidelines, manufacturers' instructions and departmental procedure manual.

Perform cleaning procedures on x-ray equipment between patient exams as required per departmental and/or hospital infection control guidelines.

Inform Director of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging of any malfunctions in the equipment to minimize any potential accidents, as required by the departmental safety procedures.

7. Maintain an adequate stock of pertinent supplies. (Per room assigned and personal supply requirements):

Establish needs for daily assignments in assigned room per departmental procedure guidelines.

Notify Department Director of impending supply shortages.

Maintain adequate supply of markers, cassettes, gloves, or other shielding/protection devices as required, as specified or discussed at departmental safety in-service education meetings.

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