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PTI Radiology Technologist
Job Code:2021-05-012
Department:Radiology
FT/PT Status:Part Time Intermittent
Salary Minimum17.89
Salary Midpoint21.02
  
Position Closes:
12/31/2021

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Primary Function

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.

 

Job Description

  • Make sure equipment is operating properly; following the manufactures instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Greets patients by confirming patient identification, reviewing imaging request; checking for special instructions; reviewing patient’s history and worksheets; confirming anticipated service with patients.
  • Perform mandatory daily quality control on all equipment as necessary (CT).
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of imaging procedures; explaining equipment; answering patient’s questions.
  • Review and follow physician’s orders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology.
  • Independently perform radiographic and CT examinations of the head, spine, trunk and extremities, which may include contrast (see CT description for further details).
  • Perform procedures with the Radiologist and independently such as, IVP’s, Upper GI Series, Barium Swallow studies, Small Bowel follow through studies, Barium Enemas and Arthrograms.Sets up the room for appropriate procedure and assures the sterile supplies, local anesthetics, contrast materials, catheters and other required equipment are present and ready.Prepares contrast material for all exams.
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy in X-ray and CT positioning exposure techniques.
  • Minimizes radiation to patients and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques (ALARA).
  • Keeps all rooms stocked with necessary supplies.
  • Maintains safe, secure and health work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures; including proper cleaning techniques.
  • Provide support to the clerical staff when needed by assisting with checking in patients for exams, scheduling patients for procedures, answering phone calls, directing patients to desired locations and following HIPPA protocol for releasing imaging studies and/or faxing reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Education/Experience/Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.