Radiology Technologist: Job Description

Position Title: Radiology/CT Technologist FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Radiology Reports to Nurse Manager

Date Effective: Immediately

 

Job Summary: To provide high-quality patient-focused health care services to all patients within the scope of practice through physician orders in accordance with all Texas State Laws and Regulations and company policies. Currently licensed as ARRT in the State of Texas with CT experience. Follows prescribed techniques for producing general and specific x-rays and CT scans for diagnostic purposes. Performs laboratory testing according to industry standards of practice and CLIA.

 

Essential Job Functions: Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

 

Role Qualifications:

  • • Graduate of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology
  • • Ability to work with patients of all ages.
  • • Clinical experience performing CT scanning is documented.
  • • Ability to perform CT procedures without constant supervision
  • • Ability to assist with specialized procedures involving sterile techniques.
  • • Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology program
  • • Current ARRT License in good standing.
  • • Current Texas MRT License in good standing.
  • • Current BLS required, ACLS a plus.
  • • Continuing education hours are required to keep up license renewal according to state-specific guidelines.
  • • Pass background check(s).
  • • At least 2 years of Radiology and CT experience, free-standing Emergency Center experience a plus.
  • • Must have exceptional technical skills.

Radiology Duties:

  • • Prepare patient for x-ray, CT scan, explain the procedure to patient and/or family, prepare the room, equipment, and materials needed.
  • • Position patient and arrange immobilization and support devices for patient
  • • Practice radiation protection techniques to limit exposure to patients and medical staff.
  • • Adjust equipment controls, determine proper voltage, and exposure time.
  • • Administer routine x-ray exams.
  • • Observe patient and machine during procedure. Report unusual occurrences and record patient’s condition.
  • • Document patient chart with procedures performed.
  • • Clean and disinfect radiology room and equipment, maintain and order supplies for radiology.
  • • Perform radiology quality assurance tests and maintain records.
  • • Assist with front-end registration staff or additional clerical duties as necessary.
  • • Knowledge of specific and OSHA requirements regarding radiological procedures.
  • • Ability to accurately read and write medical terminology.
  • • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment while maintaining excellent patient care and customer service.
  • • Ability to work all shifts including day, evening, weekends, and holiday hours as needed.
  • • Effective team player.
  • • Detail oriented with exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • • Efficient time management skills with the ability to anticipate workflow and perform synchronous tasks
  • • Basic typing and computer proficiency, preferably experienced with Windows, Microsoft Office, EMR/EMP systems, etc.

 

Laboratory Duties:

  • • Ability to learn and master immunoassay instrument procedures including running calibrations, controls, reagents, detergents, sample testing, and all consumables.
  • • Ability to learn and maser simple daily immunoassay machine maintenance.
  • • Complete training in the use of laboratory equipment and required documentation to comply with all OSHA and CLIA standards.
  • • Patient interview and documentation relevant to the completion of lab-required paperwork.
  • • Decanting of urine specimens into sample tubes and completion of immunoassay testing per protocols within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and/or instruction manual for laboratory machines.
  • • Perform laboratory testing on patient samples per SOPs and instruction manuals, including proper daily controls and intermittent calibrations as required.
  • • Perform corrective actions as required and simple routine maintenance of lab equipment as instructed in training, SOPs, and equipment instruction manuals.
  • • Prepare report of machine assays in such a fashion that can be placed into the physician’s medical records.
  • • Contact equipment servicer, Lab Director, Clinical Consultant, or technical consultant as needed for assistance.
  • • Dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous waste per OSHA guidelines
  • • Properly prepare labs billing sheets, and supply billing company with a copy of patient insurance face sheet and insurance ID card by FAX transmittal or as otherwise required.
  • • Maintain proper inventory of consumables, office supplies, and paperwork necessary to continue daily operations.
  • • Assist in Labs’ operations as directed by Nurse Manager or other delegated authority. Such duties may include but are not limited to inventory management, accounting, and marketing.
  • • Report immediately to Nurse Manager any clinical, equipment, or business issues that arise during operations that are unusual, hazardous, disruptive, or that require corrective actions.

 

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and General Requirements: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Physical Demands: Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds; walking, standing, feeling, reaching, seeing stooping, smelling, depth perception, color vision, pushing. Handles multiple priorities; manages stress appropriately, independent discretion/decision making; works alone effectively; makes decisions under pressure; works in close proximity to others or in a distracting environment. Employees must be able to perform CPR and do chest compressions. Employees must be able to work with their arms above their head for long hours while moving and manipulating the x-ray tube.
  • Working Condition: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to some chemical hazards as described in materials safety data sheets and in accordance with OSHA standards. Considerable exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, and physical contact from disruptive patients.
  • General Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to some hazards as described in materials safety data sheets and in accordance with OSHA standards. Works in a safety-conscious manner which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others in the workplace. Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with patients, families, visitors, and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient, and effective caring environment that ensures self-respect, personal dignity, patient rights, and physical safety of each patient guest. Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and dress code. Have reliable transportation to get to and from work.

 

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