Radiologic Technologist

  • Nebraska Methodist Health System
  • Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp Council Bluffs Iowa 51503 US
  • Posted: Feb 10, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Performs and assists technology duties in Radiology.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Must be a graduate of an approved American Medical Association (AMA) School of Radiologic Technology.

    • Experience
      • Previous Radiographer experience preferred, but not required.

    • License/Certifications
      • Registered Technologist in radiography; credential offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
      • Required Medical Radiographer-Iowa (RAD.IA).
      • Required Basic Life Support (BLS)

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills to interact with customers, patients, family, physicians, co-workers and hospital personnel.
      • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once, prioritize workload and organize workflow.
      • Must be able to follow established Universal Standard and Radiation Safety precautions.
      • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours and on-call responsibilities
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Sitting
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Frequent (67-100%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
      • Age Specific Criteria - (Quality and Safety)
        • Provides appropriate patient care.
        • Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories. (see NMHS form)
        • Ensures patient comfort and patient/family understanding of ordered exam.
      • Exam Performance/Quality - (Quality and Safety)
        • Identifies each patient via 2 methods prior to procedure. i.e. name, Date of Birth (DOB), Medical Record Number (MRN)
        • Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.
        • Critiques each image for identification, technical and positional accuracy making appropriate corrections as necessary.
        • Performs exams as their priority dictates.
        • Performs exams/procedures in a timely manner.
      • Workflow Management - (Heightened Focus on Efficiency)
        • Demonstrates ability to manage department workflow as needed.
        • Reviews/verifies orders for clinical and demographic consistency and accuracy.
        • Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.
        • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
        • Understands and supports the direction and workflow of the imaging team.
        • Maintains awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.
        • Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.
        • Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.
        • Available at the start of scheduled shift and appropriately manages completion of shift.
      • RIS/Cerner - (Quality & Safety)
        • Demonstrates a working knowledge of Cerner and NaviCare Systems.
        • Properly uses Exam Management for order modification, comment documentation and image verification.
        • Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
        • Demonstrates knowledge and use of PowerChart and Cerner Scheduling applications.
        • Demonstrates knowledge and use of Online Worklist to monitor orders manage status. Troubleshoots Radiology Information System (RIS)/Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) issues and utilizes appropriate available resources, (Supervisor, Help Desk)
      • Department Policy/Procedures - (Quality & Safety)
        • Ensures visualization and proper patient demographics on Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) images.
        • Routinely exhibits the behavior and attributes for superior customer/patient service as outlined in the “Behaviors Standards Agreement.â€
        • Demonstrates knowledge of Administrative, Divisional and Department Policies and Procedures through responsible behavior/actions.
        • Cleans and maintains all equipment as per hospital standards and by reporting faulty equipment to appropriate personnel.
        • Reports issues/concerns to Supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
      • Clinical Enrichment - (People)
        • Provides and monitors “on the job training†per Methodist College Standards.
        • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
        • Provides leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
      • Confidentiality - (Quality & Safety)
        • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
        • Maintains student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with Federal Educational Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).
      • Environmentof Care
        • Infection Control- identifies types of transmission, standard precautions and acceptable hand washing techniques.
        • Workplace Safety- identifies security risks, back safety measures, ergonomic guidelines and resulting actions.
        • Utility Failures- identifies various types, responses and support resources.
        • Equipment Support- demonstrates knowledge of resources and equipment ID tag information/relevance.
        • P.I. Projects- identifies facility, divisional and department projects, goals and contributing factors.

    • Essential Functions II
      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned.