The radiologic technologist performs imaging procedures in their area of expertise. ARRT I, II and III are determined by standardized criteria.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Provides imaging services to patients of all ages; including neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric, through knowledge of PACS.
- Provides radiation safety to self, patient and co-workers.
- Understands and practices all AIDET principles.
- Fulfills education requirements as established by ARRT, JCAHO and DCH Health System.
- Administers contrast/medications to all assigned patients, according to policy and procedure.
- Technologist may be rotated at the discretion of his/her supervisor through any work area/shift where competency has been assessed.
- Any job assignment requiring call during off duty hours becomes part of that duty and will be compensated as is customary for the hospital.
- Functions proficiently in specified area with little or no supervision.
- Instructs and supervises student technologists as assigned.
- Follows the established protocols to provide quality exams.
- Takes responsibility for the care, cleaning and maintenance of equipment and supplies used in the imaging of all patients.
- Works with other departments, modalities and personnel to provide above average care to patients and families.
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Graduate of a JRCERT approved school of radiologic technology.
- Current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography and specialty area or ARRT registry eligible. Must pass registry within one year of graduation of JRCERT approved program.
- Must be efficient in the use of all radiologic equipment, office equipment and related material essential to good patient care, imaging exams, processed film or files and reports any problems.
- Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
- Is able to stand, walk, kneel, sit, crouch or stoop with good balance for extended periods of time, exposed to patient elements. May include climbing, handling and reaching positions in assisting patients on and off exam tables.
- Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.
- Coordination skills require good motor coordination, finger and manual dexterity.
- Must be able to express and exchange ideas by means of spoken words and perceive the nature of sounds by the ear for effective communication with patients, staff and physicians.
- Is able to push a stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient.
- Physical presence onsite is essential.
- Hearing and vision to include color must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
- Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.