Registry Eligible Radiology Technologist - Per Diem, Variable Shifts

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs all radiographic procedures for assigned patients which creates a therapeutic environment for pediatric and adult patients and family; may not work any shift independent of a Registered Technologist. Carries out functions in a manner consistent with total quality care.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general direction of the Director of Imaging Services, and the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Radiology and within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions:

Essential Functions:

1. Maintains a working knowledge of all radiographic equipment within the department.

2. Performs all routine radiographic procedures and views.

3. Prepares and/or administers contrast media, i.e., orally, IV, rectally.

4. Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards.

5. Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures, and administers first aid/CPR.

6. Records patient history, unusual conditions/limitations and other information such as exam time, room number, technique.

7. Re-stocks supplies and maintains assigned work station/equipment in an orderly fashion and orders appropriate supplies.

8. Adjusts technical factors in proportion to patient and body part being examined while minimizing radiation.

9. Performs and/or assists with radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.

10. Performs and/or assists with radiographic examinations during operative procedures

Secondary Functions:

1. Positions patient to obtain desired views; applies immobilization devices as required.

2. Attends meetings and seminars external to the department in order to maintain professional acumen.

3. Assists in the movements of patients to and from wheelchairs, stretchers, and radiographic tables.

4. Assists physician with radiographic procedures.

5. Attends regularly scheduled meetings, i.e., staff, in-service training.

6. Checks requisition for special instructions.

7. Completes appropriate paperwork.

8. Confirms patient identification by verbal confirmation, ID band, etc.

9. Describes nature and time requirements of requested examinations to patient.

10. Greets and introduces self to patient.

11. Identifies problems and communicates to immediate supervisor, offers solutions as appropriate.

12. Keeps room/work station neat and orderly.

13. Participates in identified professional organizations.

14. Participates in appropriate role in hospital disasters, fire drills, fires and other emergency situations.

15. Exercises care in the operation and use of hospital equipment and reference materials. Performs routine cleaning and preventative maintenance to ensure continuing functioning of equipment.

16. Checks all physician orders prior to performing exam.

17. Performs similar and related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

1. Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to patient's age, physical ability and intellectual development. Must demonstrate proficiency in assessing treatment and responses and adapting care to meet the needs of the patient population served; adult size adolescent, adult and/or geriatric.

2. Physical requirements include ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine; extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; standing for sustained periods of time; moving about on foot to accomplish tasks; use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward; use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motions, raise object form a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position, pick, pinch, type or otherwise work with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm; applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm; perceive attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

3. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Essential function includes activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families and other employees, accurately, loudly or quickly.

4. Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Walking substantial amounts of time is required.

5. Visual acuity sufficient to work with analyzing data and figures, working with computer terminals, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and operation of machines.

6. Ability to plan and perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of radiology, and the use of a wide range of procedures. Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts and conditions regarding individual problems or transactions to determine what actions should be taken, within the limits of standard practice.

7. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Ability to work with wide variations in workload and stress levels.

8. Possess ability to perform functions alone following standard practices for routine procedures where questionable cases may be referred when they arise outside of the normal practice.

PHI ACCESS: Complete

WORK SCHEDULE:

• Must be able to work weekends, day and evening shifts and holidays.

• During an orientation period the registry eligible technologist will be expected to work a minimum of one eight hour shift opposite what they are hired for.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

• Enrolled in a formal Radiological Technologist training in an AMA approved school.

Experience:

• Enrolled in no less than a twenty-four-month clinical internship.

Licensure/Certification:

• Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

• Must complete ARRT exam within 1 year of hire.

• Registrant of the New Hampshire Board of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy upon graduation.

• Licensed in the State of New Hampshire with the Board of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy upon one year of graduation.