RT, Radiology Tech PRN - Radiology
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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016
San Antonio, TX
At the direction of the Radiologist and under the general supervision of the Lead Technologist; and indirect supervision of the Manager of the Department of Radiology, operates radiographic equipment to make radiographs of designated portions of the body and assist the radiologist in the production of fluoroscopic procedures. Adjusts radiographic equipment to correct settings for each procedure, positions and instructs patients, determines proper exposure mas and calibration field for each radiograph. Arranges attaches or adjusts immobilization and supportive devices such as sandbags and angle sponges to obtain the precise position and prevent the patient from moving and lessen discomfort to the patient; adjust lead shields to protect unaffected parts of the body from exposure to ionizing radiation. Operate a variety of fixed and mobile radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment; obtains diagnostic results while adhering to prescribed radiation standards, assures that accuracy and quality of examination is maintained and performs other related duties as required or directed by the Lead Technologist or the Manager of the Department of Radiology
KEY JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- A. Is given job assignment from the Lead / Circulating technologist and ascertains work area, supplies, equipment status and anticipated workload. Reports any problems which could change the work flow and makes sure corrective action is taken to resolve the problem(s). (E)
- B. Produces a variety of radiographic exams using the proper technique, giving appropriate procedural instructions to the patient. Check for correct procedure ordered. Assures the patient's safety, and uses proper immobilization devices to assure of precise positioning to prevent repeat exposure to the patient. (E)
- C. Adjust lead shielding and uses other protective devices to protect the patient's unaffected body parts from exposure to radiation. (E)
- D. Selects the proper film size, collimate and positions equipment at the proper distance and angle to patient's body to produce a clear, undistorted, diagnostic radiograph. (E)
- E. Assists the radiologist in performing and producing a variety of fluoroscopic procedures by setting the proper required radiographic technique factors on the equipment, preparing and administering the appropriate opaque media and positioning the patient for the various exposures needed to complete the procedure. (E)
- F. Be proficient to operate a variety of fixed and mobile radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment located in the surgical wing and throughout the hospital on an as needed basis. (E)
- G. Should be knowledgeable and be able to assist with the Quality Control/ Quality Assurance and Continued Quality Improvement programs instituted by the Department of Radiology. (M)
- H. Should become familiar with the functions of the receptionist, film librarian and darkroom areas to ensure of independent capabilities in the absence of these personnel in each area. (M)
- I. Is responsible for the maintenance and replacement of emergency trays and supplies needed in their respective assigned area. (M)
- J. Technologists will be accountable for the proper instruction and evaluation of student technologists while under their clinical supervision. (M)
- K. Performs other duties as may be requested or directed by the lead technologist or manager of the Department of Radiology. (M)
- L. Report all incidents, accidents or unusual occurrences which may occur in their respective room while on duty and fill out the necessary paperwork to ensure of detailed and complete documentation. (M)
- M. Ensure that the patient is given a thorough explanation of the procedure he/she is about to receive and is treated with dignity and respect as mandated through the Core Values and The Mission of Santa Rosa Hospital.(E)
- N. Must always look clean and dress professional in accordance to the dress code policy of wearing scrub suits as their uniform. Must exhibit the highest professional appearance and wear their respective name badge as per policy. (E)
- O. Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the population-specific and developmental needs of patient served by the department. (E)
- P. Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific and other developmental needs of each patient served. (E)
- Q. Demonstrates adherence to the CORE VALUES of the Santa Rosa Health Care Systems. (E)
- R. Performs other duties as assigned. (M)
- High school graduate.
- Graduate of an approved School of Radiologic Technology.
- One (1) to three (3) years experience in a hospital base setting, preferred.
- Can be a new graduate from an approved school of radiologic technology, preferably students who made their clinical rounds through The Radiology Department at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital.
- Registered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
- Licensed by The Texas Department of Health.
- Credentials must be obtained within one year of employment. Failure to do so will be grounds for termination.
- Technologists are responsible and will be held accountable for having copies made of their respective credentials and see to their renewal and maintenance.