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PTI Radiology Technologist
Part Time Intermittent
Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The technologist specializes in using medical imaging equipment to produce images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels; including head, spine, trunk and extremities in both X-Ray and CT. The purpose of this position is to perform Radiology and CT examinations and apply advanced skills appropriate for the position within assigned functional area to meet the more complex requirements of the position. They will produce high quality images for interpretation by Radiologists that meet the standards established by the CIHA Radiology Department. This requires competence, as determined by competency assessments, in a variety of imaging equipment and technology. Performance of other functional duties and tasks as assigned will vary and be somewhat complex to assure efficient and optimal patient care. They will practices proper safety guidelines for themselves, support personnel and patients. The promotion of teamwork will be implemented through effective communication. This will ensure high levels of service and quality care are given for a positive experience for every patient. Technologist will resolve most questions and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher level. Works under minimal supervision. May assist in training and checking the work of lower level employees. Maintaining the flexibility to be open to various shift times, holidays, and weekends is important.
• Associates of Science in Radiological Sciences or currently enrolled in a Radiology Accredited Program as a second year student.
• Must be Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiology or students must be registry eligible and register for exam within 3 months of graduation.
• Must maintain required continuing education credits to maintain registry (24 CE/2years).
• Must have a minimum of one year experience in a clinical care setting.
• Must be able to operate new technical computer and imaging equipment.
• Experience in CT preferred but not required.
• Must have experience in working with Adults, adolescents, children, and infants.
• Must possess critical thinking skills and work efficiently in traumatic situations.
• Must possess a personality to work with and welcome diverse cultures and backgrounds.
• Must be flexible to work any day during the week, weekends, and/or holidays for any shift.
• Must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with the critically sick (physically or mentally) or traumatically injured.
• Must possess effective communication skills.
• Must be able to perform well as a team and independently.
• Must possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
• Must possess and maintain certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for CPR.
• Must possess a Valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
• Knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices and techniques including concepts of accumulated dosage and genetic changes, effects of radiation on living organisms, and the effects of x-ray techniques on patients and operator exposure in order to assure that adequate safeguards are maintained.
• Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the locations, appearance and function of various major systems. Skill in using this knowledge to interpret accurately the examination request and understand the functioning and relationship of the various organs of the system; to select the best Imaging views of particular interest to the doctor; and to identify the organs appearing on the images and the various stages of the examination in order to judge the acceptability of the images for diagnostic use.
• Knowledge of the physics, function and operations of various types of X-ray and CT equipment.
• Knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques including how to use formulas for determining technical factors, how to control density, contrast and distortion and how to use intensifying screens, buckys, collimator, filters, grids and other accessories to produce radiographs of high diagnostic quality with a minimum of repeats.
• Knowledge of CT positions and how to get the accurate images for the highest quality exam with the least amount of radiation exposure.
• Skill in positioning of patients for a number of difficult radiographic examinations in order to obtain a diagnostic radiographic image.
• Knowledge of first aid practices including emergency cardiac arrest procedures in order to assist patients until a medical or nursing team can arrive.
• Communicate with Radiologists and convey information effectively to and from the ordering provider for quality care for patients in primary care clinic and emergency department.
• Must be skilled in tactfully working with people in coordination with exams and provider appointments.
• Communicates effectively with management, within the healthcare community, with medical professionals and with other medical staff in the Cherokee Indian Hospital.
• Must be able to work with diversity among internal and external customers and staff.
• Must promote a positive working environment and maintain a positive attitude.
• This department works mostly in a team environment and with shared knowledge.