OB #: 327
DEPARTMENT: Radiology Services
REPORTS TO: Director Diagnostic Imaging
APPROVED DATE: 10/17/2014
Responsible for performing a variety of imaging procedures and observing patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with patients in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE /QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of an approved school of Radiology Sciences with certification in diagnostic radiography. Licensed as a Registered Radiologic Technologist by the State of Ohio and registered by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with secondary certification in Mammography.
Strong skills in oral and written communication, customer service, organization, decision making, time management, and interpersonal relations. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Basic computer skills.
AGE/PATIENT POPULATION(S) SERVED DEFINITION
AGE/PATIENT POPULATION(S) SERVED KEY Age of Patient Population Served
X Neonate (birth – 28 days)
X Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)
X Pediatric (1-12 yrs)
X Adolescent (13-17 yrs)
X Adult (18 – 64 yrs)
X Geriatric (65 yrs & older)
X Nonage Specific Task (N/A)
£ Bariatric Patients: BMI greater than 40, or
greater than 35 with weight related
£ Patient with exceptional communication needs
£ Patient with developmental delays
£ Patient at the end of life
£ Patient under isolation precautions
X All Populations
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patientsResponsible for safe handling of equipment.Instructs and prepares patients for radiographic/mammographic and/or fluoroscopic examinations.Assesses patient’s understanding of process and informed consent of invasive procedures.Assesses, evaluates and informs physician of changes in patient’s condition during exam.Works under the direction of the Radiologist at all times.Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure.Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly.Performs special radiographic/mammographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures such as: intravenous pyelograms, intravenous cholangiograms, hysterosalpingograms, tomograms, cholangiography, arthrograms, myelograms, hip pinnings in surgery, needle localizations and stereotactic biopsies.Programs portable or stationary x-ray machines and produces radiographs/mammograms for a variety of examinations.Sends all information to PACS efficiently and effectively.Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.Assists in maintaining basic records and reports.Assists in maintaining files.Assists in training of students and ancillary personnel.Takes x-ray call according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours.Interacts professionally with patient/family.Is acquainted with local fire and safety regulations.Must possess knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of the other departmentsPractices continuing Infection Control with proper equipment and room cleaning, in order to provide a safe environment for all patients, at all times.Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and JCAHO regulations related to the Radiology Services Department and, as appropriate, to the facility.Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.Wears identification and dosimeter while on dutyParticipates in CQI activities and clerical responsibilities, as needed.
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
Understands and adheres to all compliance standards.
The position requires a considerable amount of physical work up to 50 pounds. Any work load exceeding 50 pounds will require assistance. The individual will be required to pull up or reposition patients. The individual must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, push and pull to perform certain duties of this position. The individual must also be able to maneuver throughout halls, stairways, and patient rooms in response to hospital emergencies. Interpretation of environmental input requires visual and auditory skills. In the event there is a need to evacuate the building, heavy lifting will be required to carry patients to safety.
The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in a temperature controlled environment with varying exposure to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position may have exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): This position requires exposure to infectious wastes such as blood and body fluids that may mandate the wearing of gloves, masks, gowns and goggles for every actual or potential exposure
CERTIFICATIONSDEPT BLS ACLS PALS NRP
- Completed within grace period established by organization.
THE INTENT OF THIS POSITION DESCRIPTION IS TO PROVIDE A REPRESENTATION OF THE MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED BY INCUMBENTS AND INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM OTHER JOB-RELATED TASKS NOT SPECIFICALLY PRESENTED IN THIS DESCRIPTION.