Radiology Technologist - Liberty - Part Time - Days

Job Description

Performs routine radiographic, fluoroscopic and portable examinations in the diagnostic department of Radiology, on nursing units, outpatient areas and the surgery department.

Responsibilities

1. Takes radiographs per physician orders.

A. 95% of films are satisfactory as measured by repeat rate.

B. Exams are to be completed following procedure outlined in the routine book including signing out requests with correct information.

C. All requests must contain history pertinent to ordered exam.

2. Must be versatile within the diagnostic department of Radiology.

A. Possesses ability to work in the following areas without assistance: Routine room, IVP, fluoroscopy, portable (c-arm and routine radiograph), and GU.

Must be able to perform all exams listed in the routine book.

3. Protects all patients and employees from unnecessary radiation.

A. Technical factors used are to be diagnostic while not subjecting anyone to unnecessary radiation. Shielding is to be used on patients when doing so would not compromise the purpose of the exam.

B. Evidence of coning and use oflead orientation markers is to be present on all films.

4. Has knowledge of the front desk operations as well as the computer systems and reports all equipment problems to manager and Clinical Engineers.

A. Can schedule all exams done through the whole department-alerting a supervisor when necessary.

B. Can use the centralize transport program for patient transportation.

C. Can look up pertinent information in the computer systems concerning patient exams, ordering, reprinting or canceling when necessary.

D. Able to interact professionally with other departments.

E. Can effectively call in needed on call imaging associates as required.

F. All equipment problems are called to the clinical engineering 24 hour phone number. Messages are communicated to co-workers, written or verbal.

G. Managers are alerted to all equipment problems (paging during periods of on call) if necessary.

5. Other duties as directed.

A. Remains available for assignment as needed.

B. Assisting the Radiologic Technologist Students.

C. Performs operationally required duties associated with equipment quality assurance, regulatory compliance (ODH, Joint Commission), ordering of supplies, scheduling of staff and hospital and departmental audits.

6. Job Description additional task/responsibility:

Access to patient records in course of normal operations to conduct the business of medical imaging is a responsibility of all designated personnel. Access of records is limited only to records that are pertinent to the patients care or regulatory requirements and only occur when necessary to carry out duties as part of the imaging team.

Confidentiality and protection of all records is the responsibility of each individual. This access may occur for the reasons stated below:

• Pre procedure in preparation for the scheduled exam

• During the procedure in care of the patient

• Post procedure to follow up on care,

• To QA processes to insure data is correct

• To conduct retrospective reviews for the purpose of education, research or for compliance to ODH, MQSA, ACR or other regulatory requirement

• To respond to daily calls from patients, other departments, physicians or Physician's offices requesting us to access records to review historical procedure record.

Documentation of access must occur where appropriate and feasible in log form, comments in EPIC, HIM or McKesson or other available media/format.

For further guidance, refer to the following TCH Policies.

Policy Number 2.26.153 Access to Protected Health Information.

Policy Number 2.26.133 Employee Access to his or Her Own Protected Health Information

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

EDUCATION: Graduation from ARRT accredited Radioloigic Technology school.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of medical terminology, isolation and sterile techniques/procedures. Patient positioning and equipment operation (x-ray machines and printers).

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

Technologists must have successfully graduated from a program accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and be eligible for certification by the ARRT in Radiology. As such, they can begin department and corporate orientation with the requirement that they have their ARRT(R) certification and obtain a valid Ohio license as a Radiographer within 4 weeks after their start date in order to begin operating RGE.