Radiologic Technologist Night Shift

Performs diagnostic radiographic procedures, CT and/ or Ultrasound, MRI, or Mammography on patients and works with members of the Hospital District and the community to improve the delivery of patient care.

Payscale: Non-Exempt, Hourly, Night Shift Differential, Weekend Shift Differential, Holiday Differentials, Specialty Pay, Call Rate =$3/Hour Covered, Callbacks Paid at 1.5X Hourly Rate with a 15 minute minimum
Department: Radiology
Chain of Command:Director of Radiology, Chief Nursing Officer, CEO
Location(s): Memorial Hospital

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • extended periods of standing/ walking
  • manual dexterity
  • pushing pulling carts <300 lbs
  • repetitive motion
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • crawling
  • climbing
  • kneeling/bending
  • visual acuity
  • hearing acuity

Work Conditions

  • inside
  • Occasionally highly stressful

Hazards

  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I
  • Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

Job Qualifications

Education

  • (minimum) Graduate of 2 year accredited program in Radiologic Sciences (Associate or Certificate)

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • Registered technologist ARRT (R)
  • Texas Board of Medical Examiners General Medical Radiologic Technologist GMRT
  • Current CPR

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Proficient in use of diagnostic radiology equipment in performance of radiology procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good deductive reasoning skills/ problem solving skills
  • Ability to relate positively to the members of the community
  • Computer knowledge essential.

Experience

Prior Work Experience

  • Exemplary clinical education skills. One year experience as registered RT preferred.
  • Prior didactic and/or clinical training in CT, US, MRI, or Mammography preferred or must be willing to train in CT or other modalities.

Technical Training

  • Proficient with computed radiography, digital radiography, PACS, EMR’s, teleradiology.
  • Ability to work with computers, (Windows OS), Microsoft Office

Primary Responsibilities

Radiologic Technologist:

  • Performs diagnostic radiology procedures on patients under radiologist supervision.
  • Follows body substance isolation policies to include frequent hand washing and cleaning all patient contact surfaces after each patient.
  • Verifies orders for accurate patient, exam, diagnosis, and laterality.
  • Properly educates patients regarding procedure and all associated preparations.
  • Positions patient properly. (Maintains acceptable repeat rate 4-6 %.)
  • Modifies procedures according to patient age and pathology as appropriate.
  • Permanently identifies exposures prior to processing (uses markers).
  • Processes CR cassettes proficiently.
  • Maintains equipment, cassettes, reporting problems to supervisor.
  • Transports patients to and from department within 15 minutes of order when possible.
  • Properly performs patient immobilization and transfer when needed.
  • Consistently wears personnel radiation monitor and consistently wears lead aprons/gloves/glasses when appropriate.
  • Assists other providers, physicians, and departments in a professional manner.
  • Participates in call and holiday schedules to include evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Assists in scheduling exams, giving necessary prep information.
  • Assists in maintaining daily patient exam log.
  • Sends exams to HPRA and scans in associated consents, questionnaires, worksheets, and reports.
  • Follows procedures for burning CD’s for patient transfer or printing, checking out, returning, and maintaining log of all film transfers

If also CT Technologist:

  • Performs computed tomography procedures on patients under radiologist supervision.
  • Properly inputs patient identification, scan indications prior to scanning patient.
  • Backs up patient scans to PACS or to CD-R.
  • Prints films to thermal printer proficiently when needed.
  • Maintains equipment, power injector, and thermal printer, reporting problems to supervisor.

If also US Technologist:

  • Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam.
  • Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study/ assists physicians in doing same.
  • Prints or exports studies to PACS following each exam.
  • Maintains ultrasound equipment, gel warmer, reporting problems to supervisor.
  • Consistently wears gloves on scanning hand.

If also MRI Technologist:

  • Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam.
  • Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study.
  • Prints or exports studies to PACS following each exam.
  • Maintains MRI equipment, coils, injectors reporting problems to supervisor.
  • Consistently educates and ensures safety to the public from dangers associated with magnetic field.

If also Mammography Technologist:

  • Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam.
  • Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study.
  • Prints or exports studies to PACS following each exam.
  • Maintains mammography equipment, paddles, printer reporting problems to supervisor.
  • Performs all regulatory QA and associated communication consistent with ACR, FDA, and MQSA protocols.

Job Related Factors

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations.
  • Adheres to the attendance policy.
  • Follows District and Department Policies.
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely.
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor.
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department.
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately.

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