|Location||Monroe County Hospital|
The radiologic technologist position is responsible for conducting radiographic procedures using imaging modalities.
•Performs diagnostic radiographic exams.
•Evaluates radiographs for technical quality.
•Applies principles of radiation protection and calculates exposure factors.
•Exercises professional judgment in the performance of procedures.
•Provides patient care essential to radiographic procedures.
•Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of patient during examinations and procedures.
•Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
•Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contract media, administering first aide, and using the emergency supplies.
•Practices aseptic technique and needed.
•Administers contrast media, utilizing policies and procedures as set for by department director.
•Assists physician with imaging procedures.
•Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.
•Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures.
•Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
•Maintains patient film and records as required by policies and procedures.
•Maintains competency in radiologic technology.
•Maintains professional relationships with members of medical staff, hospital staff, and patients.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
This position and requires standing, pushing, pulling, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Working in dim lighting environment required.
Required Education and Experience:
•Associate’s degree from an accredited school of Radiologic Technology and registered with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
•Current, valid AHA Healthcare Provider training (BCLS).
•Demonstrated ability to perform radiographic procedures in accordance with the policies and protocols in effect (assessed within 90 days of hire).
•Familiarity with the technology related to practice in the assigned functional sections.
Note: CT experience is preferred. Applicant must be able to work independently in performing all duties. Applicant must be able to work varying days and shifts including weekends. This position does not require personnel to be on call.