- Purpose of Job
- Performs diagnostic imaging examinations.
- Prepares and performs patient laboratory testing.
- Job Requirements
- Diploma/Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.
- Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.
- 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.
- Current and maintained license from the Department of Public Health required for the work state.
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered or board eligible required.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as providers and coworkers.
- Must have analytical skills necessary to manage exposure factors and the ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
- Knowledge of radiologic practices, methods and procedures.
- Knowledge of physician office laboratory testing and quality control.
- Ability to process and manage confidential information with discretion and according to HIPAA protocols.
- Skill in the use of computer equipment and applications related to work functions.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Rare (1-33%): -
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF).
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc).
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means).
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations.
- Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards.
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
- Identifies each patient by two identifiers and ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
- Provides comfort measures and engages patient to obtain optimal cooperation and positioning.
- Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.
- Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
- Performs Exams as their priority dictates.
- Provides management of department workflow with minimal assistance or as needed.
- Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy.
- Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.
- Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
- Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
- Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.
- Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.
- Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.
- Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
- Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
- Perform radiology reception duties including but not limited to: Answer phones, schedule appointments, enter orders and reminder calls as needed.
- Perform radiology medical record clerk duties as needed.
- Maintain a working knowledge of system applications.
- Consistently uses proper system applications for order modification, to document comments and exposures/repeats.
- Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
- Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.
- Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
Articulates and/or demonstrates knowledge of systems.
- Articulates knowledge of Digital Dictation System.
- Demonstrates working knowledge of PACS (picture archiving and communication system).
- Identifies and resolves image exceptions as needed.
- Provides memo comments as needed for study interpretation.
- Ensures proper patient identification on all study images to comply with department policies and procedures.
- Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care or assist others as needed.
- Shows knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
- Report issues/concerns to supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
- Provides and monitors “on the job training” per Methodist College Standards.
- Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
- Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
- Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
- Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.
- Successfully completes annual Age Specific Competency Quiz.
Performs and documents quality control activities to ensure accuracy of test results.
Prepares specimens to be processed in-house and sent out by labeling specimens accurately, separating specimens for processing and entering data in LIS.
Analyzes specimens to obtain information for diagnosis by performing necessary tests according to standardized procedures.
Maintains proper documentation of laboratory activities to ensure quality testing integrity by confirming test results.
Performs proficiency tests to meet CLIA/COLA regulations by running unknown test samples on a quarterly basis.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Characteristics of a 5 Star Employee - Peer Review
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Resource Identification and Utilization
- Demonstrates and/or responsible for practice standards that reflect best practice.
- Considered to be a resource by peers.
- Responsible for delivery of clinical quality and regulatory standards of care.
- Responsible need for, and identifies appropriate community resources to achieve patient outcomes.
- Demonstrates effective problem-solving and ability to improve efficiency of work.
- Makes decisions based on evidence-based practice or research.