Radiologic Technologist

  • Nebraska Methodist Health System
  • Physicians Clinic Inc Omaha Nebraska 68114 US
  • Posted: Dec 31, 2018
Other Allied Health

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Performs diagnostic imaging examinations.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Diploma/Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.
      • Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.

    • Experience
      • 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current and maintained license from the Department of Public Health required for the work state.
      • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered or board eligible required.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as providers and coworkers.
      • Must have analytical skills necessary to manage exposure factors and the ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
  • 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) (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

      • Exam Performance/Quality
        • Identifies each patient by two identifiers and ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
        • Provides comfort measures and engages patient to obtain optimal cooperation and positioning.
        • Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.
        • Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
        • Performs Exams as their priority dictates.
      • Workflow Management
        • Provides management of department workflow with minimal assistance or as needed.
        • Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy.
        • Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.
        • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
        • Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
        • Maintain 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.
        • Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
        • Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
        • Perform radiology reception duties including but not limited to: Answer phones, schedule appointments, enter orders and reminder calls as needed.
        • Perform radiology medical record clerk duties as needed.
      • RIS/Cerner
        • Maintain a working knowledge of system applications.
        • Consistently uses proper system applications for order modification, to document comments and exposures/repeats.
        • Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
        • Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.
        • Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
      • Articulates and/or demonstrates knowledge of systems.
        • Articulates knowledge of Digital Dictation System.
        • Demonstrates working knowledge of PACS (picture archiving and communication system).
        • Identifies and resolves image exceptions as needed.
        • Provides memo comments as needed for study interpretation.
      • Department Policy/Procedures
        • Ensures proper patient identification on all study images to comply with department policies and procedures.
        • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care or assist others as needed.
        • Shows knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
        • Report issues/concerns to supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
      • Clinical Enrichment
        • Provides and monitors “on the job training†per Methodist College Standards.
        • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
        • Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
      • Confidentiality
        • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
        • Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.
      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteriaâ€.
        • Successfully completes annual Age Specific Competency Quiz.

    • 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 Behavior and company policies/procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned.

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  • Resource Identification and Utilization
    • Demonstrates and/or responsible for practice standards that reflect best practice.
    • Considered to be a resource by peers.
    • Responsible for delivery of clinical quality and regulatory standards of care.
    • Responsible need for, and identifies appropriate community resources to achieve patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates effective problem-solving and ability to improve efficiency of work.
    • Makes decisions based on evidence-based practice or research.