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Under the direction of a director or other supervisor, assumes the responsibility and accountability for producing diagnostic procedures on anatomical regions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols of the individual site radiologist. The Radiologic Technologist (referred to as technologist) maintains a safe environment and conducts patient education as necessary. Under the guidance of a site radiologist, administers contrast agents according to site-specific protocols. Technologist follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality. Technologist works in collaboration with all other care disciplines to provide safe, efficient, and coordinated care for patients. Utilizes established policies and procedures of WCCH and maintains clinical competencies through continuing education. He/she must be able to recognize and assess changes in mental and/or physical conditions resulting in life threatening conditions.
- Provides direct and individualized high confidence imaging exams based on the application of scientific imaging fundamentals.
- Determines that patient and physician order matches
- Prepares room and tool set dependent on procedure ordered
- Utilizes clean/sterile technique
- Operates equipment in a safe manner
- Adheres to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) exposure principles
- Verify and record patient information in EMR
- Ensures proper long term archival of images and documentation in accordance with State and Corporate retention policies
- Practices Universal Precautions
- Uses judgment based on critical thinking
- Works directly under radiologist, assisting them during exams and diagnostic testing
- Prepares, administers, and documents prescribed contrast.
- Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with WCCH policies.
- Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients
- Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies
- Provides patient education as necessary
- Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in EMR and on the appropriate forms.
- Functions as a preceptor or an educational resource in the initial and on-going orientation of new personnel, students, etc.
- Respects and honors cultural and religious differences between patients and self
- Upholds HIPAA regulations
- Is punctual and can be relied upon to report when assigned to work.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by completing Life Talent assignments by established deadlines, maintaining certification and license requirements to insure no lapse in expiration
- Puts patient first. Always. Strives daily to give all customers excellent care.
- Participates in meetings, committees and continuing education to improve both individual departmental and organizational performance.
- Handles conflicts and concerns in a timely and professional manner, utilizing crisis-de-escalation skills when appropriate
- Promotes cooperative relationships among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, participating in team problem-solving methods.
- Contributes to the maintenance of a safe working environment and the employee’s own personal safety
- Recognizes safety hazards and takes action to maintain a safe environment for patients, staff, visitors and community
- Adheres to Life Safety Codes, MSDS, Infection Control, and all other regulatory and hospital policies
- Participates in performance improvement processes and projects
- Performs job duties in a manner that supports WCCH’s core values & Code of Conduct, and in support of the mission of the organization, as well as within the scope of duties as outlined by the VA Department of Health Professions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Effective Oral and written communication skills including AIDET
- Ability to utilize keyboard, computer, and various pieces of general office equipment
- Ability to work independently or as a team member to ensure quality of patient care
- Ability to prioritize work assignments during periods of stress and high patient volume
- Ability to lift or move patients of various sizes and ages between beds/wheelchairs or gurneys
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Corrected hearing and visual acuity to read monitors, hear alarms, etc.
- Knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care based upon the diverse population of patients, and based on physical, psycho/social, education, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served.
- Critical thinking, time management, and organizational skills
AGES OF POPULATION SERVED:
Birth to One Year
2 – 3 Years
4 – 5 Years
6 – 11 years
12 – 17 years
18 – 30 years
31 – 64 years
No responsibility to treat or care for patients
Moving mechanical parts
Blood or Body Fluids
Potential electrical shock
X-ray electromagnetic energy
Needles or sharp objects
Frequent repetitive motions
Use/viewing of Computer monitor
Physically or verbally abusive patients
Hazards in patients’ homes
Extreme heat or cold
- 50% of time spent traveling
Exposure to high pitched noises
Blood born pathogen exposure
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/LIFTING REQUIREMENTS:
( ) Sedentary Work: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying articles.
( ) Light Work: Lifting 2 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs.
( ) Medium Work: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
( X ) Heavy Work: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) Very Heavy Work: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 lbs. or more.
( X ) Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance of mechanical device or co-worker
Repeated Bending, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching
Working in confined area
Ability to distinguish Colors
Standing/Walking > 25%
Standing/Walking > 50%
Standing/Walking > 75%
Manual hand/finger dexterity
Multi-tasking, ability to work with frequent interruptions
Sitting > 50%
Use of Computer >75%
Critical Thinking Skills
Reaching above shoulder level
Climbing on Ladder
Operating Motor Vehicle or motorized equipment
- Licensure capable in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Radiologic Technologist
- Registered and in good standing with American Registry of Radiographic Technologists (ARRT) designated ARRT (R), or equivalent certification
- Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy
- BCLS certified
- At least one year of previous experience in a Radiologic Technologist strongly preferred.
- Ability to accept on-call assignments for regularly scheduled shifts when acuity and/or census indicates need. Will be available to report to facility within 45 minutes of notification. This status will be determined by Department Director or Administrator on call.
- Venipuncture proficiency.
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