Radiologic Technologist – Texas County Memorial Hospital – Texas

Radiologic Technologist
Radiology Department
Full-Time Status
Night & Evening-Shift

Under the general supervision and reporting to the Director of Radiology, the Radiologic Technologist provides patient services utilizing radiologic imaging equipment, making a record of the exam produced for interpretation by the radiologist. Will perform studies in acceptable manner complying with all regulations and policies. Transports patients, performs office duties in absence of office personnel, may assist in other Medical Imaging divisions as trained and other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs diagnostic procedures on patient to meet the established practice parameters and standards or care, including:
    • Proper position/centering of part/patient
    • Proper technical factor selection
    • Proper image/patient identification
    • Proper use of image receptors
    • Proper professional patient care and assessment
    • Proper radiation protection provided for patient/staff/general public
    • Proper documentation maintained
    • Proper administration of contrast media when required for ordered procedure
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the radiographer’s care.
  • Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
  • Assists with daily operations of the department
  • Reports equipment failures to the appropriate person.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Demonstration of Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate comfortable and clearly with patient to explain the procedure, answer questions and relay information about what to expect during the procedure.
  • Ability to adapt planned procedure to achieve optimal results.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
  • Ability to make independent decisions using critical thinking, problem solving and perform responsibilities under stressful situation.
  • Ability to follow established departmental procedures.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks, work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
  • Ability to organize daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
  • Ability to evaluate diagnostic radiographic exams for technical quality; send proper images to PACS.

Education:

  • Graduate of accredited RadiologicTechnology program

Experience:

  • One year experience as a radiologic technologist preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:

  • Active American Registry for RadiologicTechnologists ( ARRT )
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements
  • Current CPR certification

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Close mental and visual attention required for sustained periods of time. Frequently works under stressful conditions due to demands of customers and the critical condition of some patients. Must be able to transport self throughout department. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height and be able to handle, move or transfer articles of 100 lbs. regularly and over 100 lbs. periodically; in concert with other employees/person(s) and/or lifting device; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.


Working Conditions:
Potential exposure to infectious diseases, disagreeable odors from patients, anesthetics, disinfectants, and/or chemicals. May be exposed to controlled radiation exposure. May be subject to call on a regular or as-scheduled basis.


Age-Specific Competencies:
Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family
Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

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