• Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Sep 19, 2022
Medical Imaging

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs patient preparations and screening processes, as well as transporting patients for the department. Core Competencies Provides health care services in own job category to all age groups. Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups. Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS. Maintains a safe working environment: ensures gurneys are in locked position except when transporting, ensures side rails are in up position as indicated, keeps unit free of hazards/clutter, adheres to infection prevention guidelines, disposes of infectious waste properly Speaks up when others are taking safety risks. Follows rules designed for personal protection and environmental safety, including safe use of equipment. Understands role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Adheres to infection prevention guidelines: Uses good hand washing technique, foam in and out of room. Adheres to isolation policy. Disposes of infectious waste properly. 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. Assists outpatients from reception area to the department. Ascertains needs and the appropriate gowns to change into for exam. Ensures patient comfort and confidentiality at all times. Provides coverage for clerical staff when needed. Understands and carries out role in department and organizational emergency and disaster plans in a prompt and effective manner. Cleans and maintains all wheel chairs and gurneys. Meets safety needs of patients, and using equipment safely and properly ( O2, Hoyer lift, electric beds ) Department Specific Competencies Assists with answering telephone, scheduling appointments, confirming appointments and answering questions. Prepares patient’s paperwork for examinations. Orders and stocks department supplies. Assists technologist in cleaning and preparing exam room. Restocks linen and patient care supplies in the department. Answers the telephone courteously within three rings, identifying self and department, routes calls, ascertains needs and takes accurate messages as appropriate. Follows cleaning and high level disinfection of semi-critical devices, policy and procedures. Transports specimens to the laboratory. Utilizes MRI safety at all times. Watches MRIS safety video before working in MRI. Provides supportive care during patient's scans (hand holding, gentle verbal conversation, simple presence). Attends to difficult/claustrophobic patients. Screens visitors, other hospital employees and anyone entering the 5 Gauss line with any and all ferromagnetic materials, pacemakers, ID badges, tools, etc. Education Degree Program High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies License / Certification Requirements BCLS or ACLS Certification