LIMITED RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST – CPG CAROLINA FOREST FAMILY MEDICINE

  • Conway Medical Center
  • 5010 Carolina Forest Blvd Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29579 United States
  • Jan 29, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Offers of employment at Conway Physicians Group (CPG) are for a primary work location (typically one medical practice) and they will work at that location the vast majority of the time.  However, all CPG staff function as one larger team when needed. In order to ensure patients, receive consistent care with little disruption, employees are required and must be positively willing to “float” to assist at any CPG location as a condition of accepting employment with CPG.  This may include any support function and across any case load including work assignments at other offices that may not be the normal primary work location. When “floating” occurs, staff may request reimbursement for mileage expense for travel that otherwise would not have occurred to and from the primary location. Additionally, it is understood that staff may float to secondary work locations where they aren’t familiar with staff, physician preferences and the physical work location.  Thus, an orientation to the secondary location will occur and staff reserve the authority to professionally, temporarily and without recourse decline a task for which they feel they aren’t adequately trained or competent to perform safely, until such time a staff member can conduct competency training and education.

Position Summary:
The Limited Radiologic Technologist (LRT) will be responsible for performing a variety of technical and clerical tasks. The LRT will be responsible for operating radiographic equipment, making radiographs of designated portions of the body, and performing prior authorizations for scheduled procedures. The LRT will be responsible for operating and adjusting x-ray equipment for proper radiographic exposure while utilizing best practice techniques, and explaining x-ray procedures to patients.  The LRT will also position patients for each anatomical view and monitor accessory equipment. The LRT will accurately process images for optimal quality, match with appropriate paperwork for interpretation, and demonstrate acceptable film quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors, and collimation. LRT will assist with administrative functions such as scheduling patient’s appointments, adjust scheduling for emergency cases, obtaining insurance verification assisting patients to exam rooms, preparing patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature. The LRT will complete prior authorizations for scheduled procedures, as well as update Electronic Medical Records (EMR). In general, the LRT functions as part of the medical office team and is willing to step in and complete any front and back office assignments within the scope of education/certification/training. The LRT must be willing to coordinate alternate housing within a CPG/CMC facility in advance of shifts when inclement weather potential threatens the ability to get to a facility. The LRT may be required to report to work at an alternate location during any emergency situation i.e. mass casualty, internal disaster, etc.

All organization staff including this position are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats.  Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.

Education:
  • Completion an approved program of Limited General Radiology required.
Experience:
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a diagnostic radiology technologist preferred.
Licensure/Certification/Registration:
  • Registered by the ARRT required.
  • Certification with the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association (SCRQSA) required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Special Skills:
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with peers, departmental colleagues, physicians, and medical practice leadership.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and radiographic exposure required.
  • Proficiency in radiation protection practices required.
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication skills required.
Working Conditions:
  • Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
  • Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
  • Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable.
  • Radiation Risk.
  • Must operate biomedical equipment.
  • Prolonged standing and walking required.
Physical Requirements:
Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.