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Radiology Technologist, PRN

Company: Seton Med Ctr Harker Heights
Location: Florence
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

This position is responsible for assisting in the delivery of personalized, professional and quality patient care, internal and external customer service, performance of all diagnostic x-ray examinations, transportation of patients to and from Imaging Services, preparation of all departmental paperwork, answering the department s telephone, scheduling of patients, entering and retrieving patient information from the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) and Hospital Information System (HIS) and maintaining the work area in a clean and organized manner.

Responsibilities

Major Responsiblities:

  • Maintains effective communication with medical staff, administrative staff, nursing staff and other team members
  • Assists the organization in incorporating the guiding principles into its radiology practice
  • Ascertains the delivery of patient care is provided in a personalized, professional and quality manner
  • Ascertains that Joint Commission, local, state and federal accrediting and licensing bodies requirements are met
  • Ascertains that the delivery of patient care is compliant with the accrediting and regulatory agencies
  • Assists in the Quality Assurance / Improvement Program of Imaging Services
  • Performs quality control on equipment and notifies management immediately of any potential malfunction or hazard of equipment
  • Adheres to appropriate radiation safety, practicing the concept of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
  • Explains diagnostic x-ray procedure to the patient and/or family member in a thorough and professional manner
  • Performs diagnostic x-ray examinations to include routine, fluoroscopic, portable and surgical procedures
  • Ascertains appropriate radiographic parameters (MAS, KVP, positioning, etc.) are utilized, providing physician with a quality radiographic image
  • Documents digital image with appropriate radiographic identification markers
  • Enters and retrieves patient information from the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) in a proficient manner
  • Enters and retrieves patient information from the Hospital Information System (HIS) in a proficient manner
  • Provides minimal nursing care to patient, ascertaining the patient is comfortable in the department
  • Seeks additional nursing or physician assistance when necessary
  • Transports patients to and from Imaging Services ascertaining that the patient is relocated without injury or incident
  • Prepares and maintains department paperwork, verifying accuracy of information
  • Ascertains that the delivery of patient care and billing are compliant with the accrediting and regulatory agencies
  • Ascertains that patient charges are entered correctly
  • Releases patient information in accordance with policies and procedures and accrediting and regulatory agencies
  • Answers telephones in a courteous and professional manner within three (3) rings
  • Schedules patient examinations according to departmental procedures
  • Maintains x-ray procedure rooms and work area in a clean and organized manner
  • Any other duty that may be assignedQualifications

    Education/Skills/Experience:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Completion of required education to obtain registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
    • Previous employment as a Radiology Technologist preferred, but not necessary Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
      • Registered or registry eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) preferred
      • Licensed by the Department of State Health Services Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT)
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association Associated topics: arrt, cardiac, cath, cath lab, cath laboratory, catheterization, ndt, radiographer, radiology, scan

Keywords: Seton Med Ctr Harker Heights, Austin , Radiology Technologist, PRN, Healthcare , Florence, Texas

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