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RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

Perform high quality imaging services while maintaining radiation safety standards to assist the Radiologist in accurate diagnosis. Responsible for scheduling, prepping, and performing a variety of radiologic services offered and acting as a resource to patients and customers in and outside of the radiology department.

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Radiology Technology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • CT Certification with State of Colorado or ARRT
  • Previous experience as a Radiology Technologist preferred

General Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Equipment, Tools, Materials

  • Calculator
  • General office materials/supplies
  • Information Systems
  • Telephone systems
  • All Radiology equipment

Security/Access

Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs a variety of radiographic procedures for radiographic diagnosis as requested by the healthcare provider.
  • Provides radiological services by exemplifying the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a variety of radiographic procedures utilizing ionizing radiation for radiographic diagnosis.
  • Assesses the patient determining their ability to comply with the physical requirements of the examination to minimize patient or examination problems.
  • Enters proper technical parameters into the x-ray generating equipment to enhance visualization for best imaging per protocol.
  • Performs various procedures in imaging areas such as: X-rays, CT scan, Ultrasounds, bone density, and Electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • Follows established protocols for administration of contrast media.
  • Follows protocol for diabetic patients receiving contrast media.
  • Operates mobile x-ray equipment in emergency room and at patient bedside.
  • Ensures all radiographic and other modality examinations reflect the highest quality results obtainable.
  • Follows radiation safety guidelines.
  1. Maintains equipment and supplies and organizes work area.
  • Monitors that key supplies are not exhausted.
  • Inventories medical supplies and equipment.
  • Reports any malfunctioning equipment.
  1. Performs and maintains documentation.
  • Verifies correct patient information entered into all systems.
  • Maintains documentation of performance measures and quality improvement efforts.
  1. Communicates effectively.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with other healthcare team members.
  • Identifies and recognizes abnormal symptoms/changes in patient condition. Appropriately reports condition changes to the ordering healthcare provider.
  1. Promotes and ensures patient safety in performance of all responsibilities.
  • Administers procedures in a timely and safe manner according to health care provider orders.
  • Demonstrates proficient technical/clinical skills and operational knowledge of equipment on unit.
  • Utilizes proper body mechanics, transfer/lifting techniques to minimize fall risk to patient and injury to self.
  • Implements infectious disease controls as appropriate including isolation procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), proper use of hand washing and gloves.
  • Follows proper procedures for wasting narcotics and disposal of sharps and hazardous materials.

 

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

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Department: Radiology
Reports To: Director of Radiology
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Base Wage: $21.76/hour (additional salary commensurate with education and experience)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Retirement offered with Employer Contribution. Additional Voluntary Benefits offered.