An Imaging Technologist utilizes knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, computer technology, basic patient care and assessment techniques, radiation physics and biology, radiation protection, magnetic field protection and safety, and medical terminology to operate imaging equipment to produce quality images of the body for diagnostic purposes, as directed by a Radiologist, and by performing the following duties.
The employee shall support St. James Healthcare goals, and direction of the quality improvement process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Ability to access, manage and update patient medical records through Hospital Electronic Medical Record Information System.
- Accurately access patient medical records
- Input physician’s orders appropriately to patient’s records
- Review documentation for ongoing patient care
- Communicate patient record with ancillary hospital services
- Maintains patient confidentiality as outlined by privacy and HIPAA guidelines
Practices core competencies according to the ARRT Standards of Ethics.
Educates, interviews, screens and explains imaging and safety procedures to patients regarding the biological effects of radiation and/or magnetic field protection and safety prior to beginning any imaging procedure to reduce anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
Positions patient on imaging table and utilizes immobilization devices as warranted for safety or to obtain optimum views of specified areas of the body as requested by a Physician and following protocols developed by a Radiologist.
Administers contrast media orally or in intravenous administration according to Radiologist and/or Pharmacy guidelines
Monitors patient during procedures either through direct contact, by the use of two-way voice communication or through control room window and/or closed circuit TV screen.
Practices universal safety precautions, radiation protection techniques and magnetic field education to minimize exposure to patient, self and staff.
Performs and provides evidence of ongoing quality assurance activities and collaborates and participates in quality review with others to evaluate the quality of care, performance and patient satisfaction.
- HCAPPS Survey
- Radiologist/Physician Orders
Fiscally responsible for supply ordering according to established par and budget levels and the posting of correct procedure charges.
Participates in and ensures continuing education activities as supported and value-added to the current position are continually completed to maintain competency and quality of patient care.
Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
Follows policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures as required.
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
Follows Patients Rights Policy at all times.
Complete position specific competencies annually.
Other duties as assigned by the Director or other members of management.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or diploma
from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training.
Additional certification required within 18 months of hire.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
ARRT, Current Montana State Licensure
St. Vincent Healthcare - 17 months ago