Responsible for performing all diagnostic radiological procedures in a timely manner. Performs procedures according to physician's orders. As a member of the care team, the Radiology Technologist is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care. In addition, the Radiology Technologist must be able and willing to cross-train into other appropriate modalities. Under the direction of the Laboratory department, all modalities will be responsible in assisting with the collection of patient specimen(s), the proper labeling of that specimen(s) and the safe delivery to the lab department. Their other duties will include quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance. Work Schedule:
Flexible schedules to cover all shifts and weekends, as hospital needs demand.Qualifications: Qualifications/Specifications:
Graduate from an accredited radiology program.
Licensure/ Certification: Required:
Current TDH (Texas Department of Health) and American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification. BLS certification Experience:
At least 1 year of experience as a Radiology Technologist preferred. Essential Technical/Motor Skills:
Performs at a proficient level, all tasks within the specialty area. Able to operate all appropriate clinical equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Able to perform the necessary functions on the facility's computer system. Interpersonal Skills:
Must be able to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner, exhibiting tact, enthusiasm, and patience. Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues. Essential Physical Requirements:
Essential Mental Abilities:
- Radiology Technologist transfers patient for radiology procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (24") to (36"), up to (40/shift).
- Radiology Technologist transfers patient for radiology procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (36") to (24"), up to (40/shift).
- Radiology Technologist transfers film to dark room. Requires horizontally transferring film weighing up to (3 lbs.), up to (12/shift), a distance of up to (50 feet) without medical assistance.
- Radiology Technologist transfers patient wheelchair to perform job duties. Must horizontally transfer patient wheelchair requiring a force up to (60 lbs.), up to (40/shift), a distance up to (50 feet).
- Radiology Technologist transfers x-ray tube, located 74" from the floor, to perform job duties. Requires upper body forces up to (10 lbs.), up to (12/hr.).
- Radiology Technologist must access I.V. and portable unit to perform job duties. Requires repetitive assumption of posture to access appoint (5") from the floor up to (15/shift).
- Radiology Technologist stands to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (2 hours) continuously, for a total of up to (10 hours) per (12 hours).
- Radiology Technologist requires (near/far) vision to read orders, requisitions, computer screen, patient positioning, and panel; all are in English
- Radiology Technologist walks to access hospital and campus. Requires walking up to (2.0 miles), in (12 hours.).
- Radiology Technologist is required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (2 hours) per (12 hours).
Requires good communication and organizational skills. Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Requires working with frequent interruptions. Essential Sensory Requirements:
Able to respond to patient needs by interpreting facial expressions, and verbal communications. Exposure to Hazards:
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases and potentially contaminated body fluids and hazardous materials. OSHA risk factor: Category I. Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies. Age-Specific Criteria:
Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services to the age of the patients served in the hospital facility. Must also possess the ability to assess data and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their specific needs. Other:
Understands the mission and vision of the hospital. Operates within the concept of patient focused care. Evolves into an effective team member. Must adhere to dress code; good grooming and personal hygiene habits; and strict adherence to attendance policies. Maintains knowledge of and conforms to hospital policies and procedures. Employee must maintain satisfactory level of knowledge and skill in Age Specific Competencies for the appropriate patient population.
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