Radiologic Tech I - PT Varies

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Jan 14, 2022
Medical Imaging Technologist Therapy

Job Description

Under general supervision, prepares patients for and performs Radiologic examinations. Core Competencies Uses ALARA and safety principle at all times. Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, politeness and accountability when dealing with customers. Provides healthcare services in own job category to all age groups. Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups. Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS. Answers telephone inquiries of a technical nature from physicians or hospital personnel in other area of the hospital while maintaining good phone etiquette Maintains a safe working environment: Keeps work area clean and free of hazards. Alerts appropriate resource of faulty or broken equipment. Observes all safety guidelines. Recognizes and reports unsafe acts Maintains appropriate quantities of medical stock for the department. Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice. This includes maintaining current licensure and completing educational requirements. Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients. Assists student technologists who may rotate through the department. Transports and moves patients using appropriate body mechanics and safety precautions. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of safe patient handling devices. Follows Universal Protocol by using two patient identifiers prior to working with a patient. Uses the appropriate hand off communication techniques (SBAR) when bringing patients to and from the department. Provides patient and family with information/instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding. Evaluates patients medical histories and clinical data. Completes the necessary paperwork and notes discrepancies according to departmental procedure. Determines need for translation services or communication aides and arranges for the appropriate resources to meet these needs. Department Specific Competencies Operates all x-ray equipment and systems. Calibrates and maintains equipment for quality control. Selects exposure factors, positions and consistently produces radiographic images of diagnostic quality. Performs portable procedures in high stress environments includes Intensive Care Units, Surgery Suite and Emergency Room. Administers contrast as needed per exam. Instructs and prepares patients for radiographic/ Fluoroscopic examinations and assists Radiologist during procedures. Follows universal Protocol by using two patient identifiers prior to performing the exam, using pre-op/pre procedure verification check list, site marked with the physician’s initials (physician performing procedure) and using “Time Out”. Practices aseptic technique in opening sterile drape packs, catheters, equipment and supplies. Assists the Radiologist with the consenting of patient. Corrects supplies are charged and tech notes are written at the completion of each exam in RIS. Collects specimens, properly labeling and transporting to laboratory. Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call. Works cooperatively with all members of the department to resolve problems expediently. Follows Lean principles and creates SOPs for the Department as needed. Orients and trains new employees and students. Assists in training and development of existing employees. Education Degree Program N/A N/A Additional Information Graduate from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology. Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience N/A Additional Information N/A License / Certification Requirements Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) ARRT License for Radiologic Technologist BCLS or ACLS Certification Fluoroscopy License - New hires have 6 months from date of hire to obtain