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To perform radiographic examinations on patients referred by physicians in accordance with Radiology protocols.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs Specialized procedures.
- Performs CT Scan procedures.
- Operates all radiographic imaging equipment associated with Special Procedures, Computed Tomography, and General Diagnostic, including but not limited to image intensifiers, monitors, injectors, and angiographic tables.
- Applies the necessary technical judgment to obtain studies of an acceptable diagnostic quality according to written protocols and the patient’s needs.
- Provides Leadership and direction to support personnel in the absence of a supervisor.
- Delegates responsibility to staff as appropriate.
- Coordinates breaks and meal times.
- Assists in orientation of Staff Technologists.
- Allocates work to the technologist.
- Prepares patients with aseptic solutions and sterile drapes.
- Assists in preparation of sterile surgical instruments and supplies needed for all Special Procedure examinations.
- Assists physician with room set up and procedure, when required, to include opening, and handing guide wires, catheters, setting up trays, etc.
- Explains procedures to patients and answer questions.
- Loads and programs contrast media power injectors according to established departmental procedures.
- Prepares and administers oral and IV contrast media and accessories required to assist physicians in performing procedures.
- Prepares and operates specialized imaging equipment, sets controls, establishes proper “programs” under direction of the Radiologist.
- Ensures supplies are ordered as needed by informing immediate supervisor or personnel responsible for placing orders.
- Maintains exam room cleanliness and orderliness of the work area and equipment to include removal of soiled or dirty linen to ensure compliance with infection control and departmental standards.
- Coordinates scan protocols with radiologist.
- Scans patient documents as required.
- Employs radiation protection measures and follows departmental protocols to keep exposure of patients, visitors and hospital personnel to a minimum.
- Performs all quality assurance procedures as required.
- Prevents the spread of infection to self, patients, visitors, and other employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocol.
- Ensures that all studies performed are completed in IDX (Radiology Information System) in a timely fashion:
- Accurately records all required patient tracking information into IDX (Radiology Information System).
- Schedules exams into IDX (Radiology Information System) as required
- Performs non-disciplinary job duties of the assistant supervisor as required. Assists in training and development of technical staff and students
- Maintains in good standing, licensure specific to job to include adherence to Article 35 of the Public Health Code:
High school graduate. Graduate from an accredited program in radiological technology.
Minimum of five years as radiological technologist.
Licensing and Certification Requirements (if applicable)
New York State License; ARRT Certification.