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Radiologic Technologist (full-time)

Category:

Imaging

Schedule:

Full-time

Description:

Under the direction of a Radiologist, performs radiologic procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a variety of procedures that require independent judgment, initiative, and ingenuity in order to apply prescribed procedures. May work independently or assist in performing other imaging procedures.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalency, minimum. Graduate of a radiographic program approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Two years college or business school also preferred.
  • Registered with ARRT. Washington State Certification or Registration. Current American Heart Association BLS Certification or must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
  • One year practical experience in radiology department under the direction of a qualified radiologist, preferred.
  • All general radiographic equipment associated with radiographic department. Also prefer skills with CT scan and mammography.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs all radiological examinations ordered by the physician. This includes routine and special procedures performed in the department.
  • Responsible for maintaining records of procedures performed.
  • Responsible for demonstrating correct position of patients, principles of radiographic exposure and processing, and teleradiology, and professional conduct with patients, peers staff and others.
  • Responsible for proper safety precautions for radiation safety for all hospital personnel.
  • Provides input to supervisor regarding improvements and special purchases of the department.
  • Represents the imaging department at hospital meetings and other ad hoc meetings, as needed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the use and limitations of x-ray generators and tubes (i.e., rating charts, warm-up procedures, cooling times).
  • Understands and properly uses MA/time/KV values in producing radiographs.
  • Uses correct angles and distances for each film.
  • Properly positions patients and is knowledgeable of why and how positions are utilized for good imaging.
  • Measures patients to assess exposure values as needed.
  • Completely performs all diagnostic procedures.
  • Properly shields self with lead garments according to department standards.
  • Assists physicians in performing non-invasive, as well as invasive procedures, ordered.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient care.
  • Is proficient and competent in patient handling and body mechanics.
  • Is kind, gentle courteous and attentive, always being conscious of the comfort and safety of the patient.
  • Properly assesses patient and plans imaging needs.
  • Is responsible for various clerical paperwork.
  • Assures that adequate and pertinent data is communicated to peers and medical providers accurately and precisely.
  • Assures that each image has correct patient data.
  • Calls reports as needed.
  • Properly charges exam performed.
  • Is responsible for the physical areas of the department.
  • Maintains cleanliness of equipment, work area, and exam room and assures they are ready for use after each patient.
  • Maintains adequate supplies in the exam room and other work areas.
  • Immediately reports malfunctioning of equipment to supervisor.
  • Demonstrates professional clinical knowledge for the care of patients.
  • Assesses and adjusts care/treatment to be compatible with the growth and development of the patient.
  • Assesses the patient’s level of understanding and adjusts care appropriately.
  • Provides patient and family with information about the department environment and various aspects of the procedure/treatment/plan of care.
  • Obtains supplies, equipment, and instruments in relation to the size of the patient.
  • Assesses age-related changes; for example vision, hearing and skin condition
  • Assesses physical limitation of elderly patients.
  • Assesses adjustment dosage of medication relating to age.
  • Follows guidelines as established at the time of assignment.
  • Accepts assignments willingly.
  • Prioritizes workload to assure completion of assignments.
  • Asks appropriate clarifying questions relative to the scope of assignment.
  • Provides status reports to supervisor on assignments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Standard for portrayal of mission and values:

  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 core values of - One team, on Mission. Go out of your way, to brighten someone's day. Own it, embrace it. Care like crazy. Motivate, elevate, appreciate. Know the way, show the way, ease the way. Find joy along the way.
  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to foster trust and nurture a healthy community.
  • Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
  • Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors, and others with respect, dignity, and fairness.
  • Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
  • Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers, and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
  • Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
  • Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
  • Willingly participates as a member of the work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
  • When answering the telephone, is courteous to the caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.

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