To perform radiographic examinations on patients referred by physicians in accordance with Radiology protocols.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:
- Performs routine radiological procedures.
- Applies the necessary technical judgment to obtain studies of an acceptable diagnostic quality according to written protocols and the patients’ needs.
- Assists, prepares and positions patients as required to perform radiological procedures
- Provides patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures by informing the patient of the nature of the procedure, the area to be imaged and any specific instructions the patient may need.
- Acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession. (ARRT Standards of Ethics)
- Ensures all radiographic images are appropriately labeled as specified by the department SOP.
- Demonstrates radiographically visible evidence of shielding in all instances where appropriate, especially pediatrics.
- Employs radiation protection measures, to include collimation on all images, and follows departmental protocols to keep exposure of patients and hospital personnel to a minimum.
- Assists physician directly as required.
- Evaluates radiographs for technical acceptability and ensures images are transmitted to PACS in a timely fashion.
- Ensures room cleanliness, before and after each procedure, and at the start and at the end of the shift, to include removal of soiled or dirty linen.
- Maintains supplies and accessories in imaging room necessary to safely perform duties, as required.
- Accurately records all required patient tracking information into IDX (Radiology Information System).
- Schedules exams into IDX (Radiology Information System) as required.
- Ensures that all studies performed are completed in IDX (Radiology Information System) in a timely fashion.
- Informs supervisor or appropriate personnel of needed repairs to equipment or unsafe conditions.
- Prevents the spread of infection to self, patients, visitors, and other employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocol.
- Attends in-services and other professional development meetings as required.
- Maintains in good standing, licensure specific to job to include adherence to Article 35 of the Public Health Code.
Graduate of an AMA/J.C.E.R.T. approved program in Radiologic Technology.
Minimum Related Experience
Good interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and positioning.
Minimum Licensing Requirements
New York State License (L.R.T.).
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. (ARRT certified)
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