Radiology Assistant/Fluoroscopy Technologist

  • Altru Health System
  • 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
  • Jul 19, 2018
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

The Radiology Assistant/Fluoroscopy Technologist provides medical images/exams that are complete; assures that documentation is completed; assures that exams that require consent is acquired; administers contrast agents; functions as a resource for staff and physicians; assures that reporting and record keeping is completed; trains staff in accordance with the needs of the exams performed; advises Manager and/or Medical Director of significant and unexpected variances; monitors by evaluating, initiating and participating in restructuring of current and new procedures; provides a method of measuring the quality and appropriateness of patient care; maintains documentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) of Radiologists and staff and assists in ordering of specialty supply items and purchases of capital expenditures.
 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission, vision and values of Altru Health System.
  • Provides medical images/exams that are complete and of the highest quality to ensure they meet department standards..
  • Assures that documentation is completed according to standard operating procedure so that the needs of the radiology physician are met, i.e., appropriate reason for exam.
  • Assures that exams that require consent is acquired.  Ensures inpatients are properly identified by armband verification and outpatients via verbal name and birth date verification.
  • Functions as a resource for staff and physicians regarding procedures and techniques.
  • Trains staff in accordance with the needs of the exams performed.
  • Advises Manager and/or Medical Director of significant and unexpected variances.
  • Monitors services by evaluating, initiating and participating in restructuring of current and new procedures.
  • Provides a method of measuring the quality and appropriateness of patient care and reports to the Radiology Committee regarding progress.
  • Maintains documentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) of Radiologists and staff according to standard operating procedures.
  • Assists the Manager in ordering of specialty supply items and purchases of capital expenditures.
  • Prepares and administers IV and oral contrast under the direction of a Radiologist according to standard operating procedure.
  • Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains all licensure, certification or registration requirements specific to the position.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
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    KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
     
    Required:
    •           Current valid certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as Radiographers (ARRTR).
    •           Five (5) years of experience as a Registered Radiological Technologist.
    •           Successful completion of the fluoroscopy training by the Radiologic Health Branch of the Department of Health Services of the State of North Dakota.
    •           Current valid permit by the State Board of Medical Examiners.
     
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    FUNCTIONAL  ASSESSMENT:
     
    Standing                                 Frequently
    Sitting                                     Occasional-Frequent
    Walking                                   Frequently
    Lifting/Carrying                       Medium Work (50# maximum)
    Pushing/Pulling                       Light-Medium Work (30# maximum)
    Forward Bending                    Frequently
    Reaching                                Frequently
    Squat/Crouch/Kneel               Occasionally
    Climbing                                  None
    Crawling                     None
    Trunk Rotation                        Occasionally