Job DescriptionAs a Radiologic Technologist, you will provide clinical services according to radiology practice standards and act as a resource to radiography students and other technologists to ensure optimal department functions. To help achieve our mission, you will administer sound patient care practice according to hospital and department policies/procedures to ensure the safety of patients. Your ability to demonstrate radiation protection/safety for patients, staff and self as outlined in department protocols and regulatory guidelines is of vital importance. Maintaining equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition is expected. Completing ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations while demonstrating the initiative for self-development, to ensure proficiency of staff with new technological changes, is required.
- Demonstrates a thorough understanding of radiologic principles, theory, anatomy and pathology processes by utilizing the most appropriate techniques and/or positioning for optimal examinations.
- Adheres to department policies and protocols by ensuring all examinations are optimized for interpretation.
- Confidently operates radiological equipment in all care settings (i.e. fluoroscopy, trauma, Emergency department and the Operating Room).
- Demonstrates the ability and skills to assist in teaching radiography students sound radiography principles.
- Administers sound patient care practices according to hospital/department policies and procedures to ensure the safety of patients.
- Communicates effectively with patients to obtain clinical history and informed consent from patients' and/or patients' charts to assist physicians in optimizing the performance and interpretation of examinations.
- Explains procedures to patients/families and answers any questions to ease anxiety and assure patient cooperation.
- Assists physicians in performing a variety of examinations by using standard department protocols, isolation precautions and/or sterile technique.
- Demonstrates the ability to recognize clinical and/or emergent problems that may interfere with exams and takes appropriate action to resolve them and produce the most desirable outcomes.
- Demonstrates radiation protection/safety for patients, staff and self as outlined in department protocols and regulatory guidelines to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
- Maintains exposure readings within the "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" limits.
- Demonstrates patient safety in department through the use of side rails, braking mechanisms and patient monitoring.
- Reports, documents and corrects any adverse, unsafe or unusual condition.
- Demonstrates the effective use of radiation protection procedures with collimation devices and protective shielding.
- Maintains equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition.
- Ensures that rooms are appropriately stocked with supplies for procedures.
- Operates Imaging and other related equipment according to manufacturers' specifications.
- Troubleshoots equipment effectively and reports equipment to Biomedical Engineering and/or vendors.
- Performs/recognizes the need for routine maintenance of imagers/processors to maintain consistent quality images.
- Completes ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations.
- Correctly identifies patients and their files while ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
- Tracks patients according to department procedures.
- Identifies errors and takes immediate action for corrections.
- Participates in department/hospital performance improvement initiatives, in-services and meetings.
- Demonstrates proper technique for injection of IV contrast under the American College of Radiology guidelines.
- Demonstrates the initiative to stay abreast of technological changes and updates.
PRN Day Shift as needed
Graduate of an accredited radiology school or program. Associates Degree preferred, but not required.
Two years of combined classroom and clinical training in radiology. Recent experience in a hospital/healthcare environment as a Radiologic Technologist or student.
ARRT upon start
BLS from AHA Upon Start
Active Virginia Rad Tech License