Under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor, provide patient services in a Level I Trauma Center. Perform radiographic procedures for Diagnostic Radiology, apply principles of radiation protection. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
PROCEDURES - Perform diagnostic radiographic procedures including portables and the OR; operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices
X-RAY - Follow prescribed techniques to administer general and specific x-rays; adjust equipment; calculate exposure factors, position and immobilize patients as necessary, use appropriate lead shielding
QUALITY CONTROL- Evaluate filming for technical qualities and remedies; provide corrective action to improve quality
OBSERVATION - Observe patient and equipment during procedures; document patient reactions or problems on requisition and report immediately to supervisor
PAPERWORK - Complete and verify all appropriate paperwork involved in but not limited to exams, patient education, lab results and patient check lists
PATIENT CARE - Assume care for physical needs of the patient during examinations and procedures
IMAGING - Assist physician with imaging process; follow Radiology Department protocols
QUALITY CONTROL - Assume responsibility for portions of the quality control programs and provide instruction as required
SAFETY - Provide protection to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards and ALARA
SUPPLIES - Clean assigned area; maintain stock supply levels through inventory control and requisitioning
PATIENT ASSISTANCE - Assist in reception area, scheduling office and/or film library; aid patients and transport them, as necessary
CLINICAL EDUCATION - Instruct specific units of didactic and/or clinical education as required to students, clinical staff and residents
FLOAT - May be required to float to another work assignment/area
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Comm on Allied Health and Accred (AMA), or accred ED pgm
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Radiography)
NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Licensure(formerly RTC)
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
May be required or is required to perform on-call duties
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