Radiology Technology – Posted on 11/4/2015 @ 6:00pm
External and Internal Candidates may apply at www.thayercountyhealth.com – click on Careers
SHIFT: Part Time with on-call evening, weekends and holidays
This position contributes to the fulfillment of Thayer County Health Services vision and mission by utilizes independent judgement in the performance diagnostic imaging procedures in the radiology department.
Reports to Radiology Director
• Graduates from an accredited School of Radiologic Technology.
• Registered and certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
• Certified Mammography experience preferred, but not required.
• Licensed by the state of Nebraska as a General Radiographer (each state has different licensure
• Possess professional oral and written communication skills.
• Performs diagnostic procedures on patients to meet the established practice parameters and standards of care including proper positioning/centering of part/patient, proper technical factor selection, proper image/patient identification, proper use of image receptors, proper professional patient care and assessment, proper radiation protection provided for patient/staff/general public, and proper documentation maintained.
• Works as a member of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in diagnostic testing procedures such as fluoroscopy, trauma and surgery.
• Utilize a fluoroscopic unit to image patients in certain procedures as outlined in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Practice standard document, state certification requirements and institutional parameters.
• Performs specialized procedures for diagnosis and assistance in the design of treatment for patients including myelography and gastrointestinal exams.
• Adheres to medical and surgical asepsis and standard precautions as required per procedure.
• Administers contrast media and barium products under the direction of the radiologist/physician.
• Insures contrast media used in exams is prepared and available for use in accordance with accepted practices in sterility and infection control.
• Works closely with radiologists, orthopedic physicians, other specialty physicians, lab technologists nurses, patients, patient’s family members and other healthcare professionals.
• Patient requisition is reviewed/verified for accuracy to ensure correct procedure is performed.
• Performs clerical duties, transports patients as required, processes images and proper inventory supplies.
• Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required.
• Insures that radiographic images are available for review by radiologist as necessary.
• Performs radiologic exams in surgery suite as necessary.
• Operates portable machine in patient rooms, obstetric suite and ER as necessary.
• Follows precise procedures as to exposure and position of patient.
• Maintains the quality of radiographs, procedures and services. Reviews quality of radiographic images.
• Works closely with radiologists, physicians, specialty physicians, lab technologists, nurses, patients and other facility staff personnel.
• Assists with on-call coverage by participating in on-call schedule.
• Wears dosimetry badge at all times while involved in radiological procedures.
• Participates in committees where needed, attends in-service programs and hospital meetings.
• Patients are identified in accordance with established hospital policies using two patient identifiers.
• Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Recognized and has a commitment to meet the ethical, moral and legal obligations of nursing.
• Maintains and promotes good health practices.
• Will conform to TCHS policies and procedures.
• Will perform all duties as described by the job description within the scope of licensure.
• Maintains current professional license/certifications in accordance with state law.
• Provides leadership in medical concerns in the absence of the physician.
• Does not discuss patient matters such as medical treatment, diagnosis or history outside of the clinical setting in; keeping in compliance of HIPAA.
• Maintains the TCHS Behavior Standards and CORE VALUE program.
• Willingly accepts new responsibilities and cooperates with implementation of change.
• Ensures pay roll and time card information is complete and accurate every pay period.
• Dresses in a neat, clean uniform for patient care; maintains high personal hygiene standards.