The Radiology Technologist I performs radiographic procedures necessary to produce images for diagnostic interpretation. Applies principles of radiation protection to ensure staff and patient safety. Evaluates images for technical quality according to radiology department standards and procedures.
The Radiology Technologist II will also perform radiographic procedures as outlined above. In addition the Radiology Technologist II will perform ultrasound, CT, and/or mammogram procedures, as assigned by management, up to 50% of the time worked. At the discretion of management and based on business need, a Radiology Technologist I could be promoted to level II of this position if the incumbent meets the minimum qualifications for Ultrasound, CT and/or Mammography (see additional qualifications and summary of duties below).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential job duties include the following. Occasional duties may be assigned under OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES.
• Translates provider’s orders into appropriate x-ray procedures.
• Prepares and positions patient correctly for each examination.
• Follows precise technical procedures and sets machines for correct exposure.
• Operates x-ray equipment to make radiographs for designated portions of the body.
• Selects, identifies and exposes, develops and processes films.
• Maintains a clean, safe, orderly work area ensuring patient radiology room is kept neat and stocked with supplies.
• Requests ad-hoc assistance from Radiology Receptionists to perform additional duties of patient preparation and education or radiology film processing.
• Utilizes radiology computer system to enter data, technical factors and all coding information.
• Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
• Regular reliable attendance is expected and required.
• Upon request, assists Radiologist during fluoroscopic examination and sterile procedures.
• Participates in Quality Control/Assurance activities.
• Cleans equipment, accessories and cassettes when necessary.
• Maintains inventories of developer chemicals, radiology films, drugs and other supplies as needed.
• Performs radiology office duties inclusive of patient data entry, scheduling, filing, record keeping, answering phones and assisting reception staff as required.
• Occasionally oversees students during clinical rotation.
• Upholds Continuing Education Units (CEU) per year as required by ASRT.
• Performs other duties as requested.
• Graduate of accredited school of Radiologic Technology with at least two years clinical rotation experience/training.
• Current New York State License in Radiologic Technology.
• Basic computer skills are required, including the ability to navigate within a Windows operating environment, to access and create basic e-mail messages, to open, edit and save basic electronic documents, and, with training provided, the ability to learn and utilize new computer applications and operating environments as necessary.
At Level II, additional minimum qualifications required to perform Mammography, Ultrasound or CT as outlined above:
Must meet the following additional minimum qualifications in order to perform Mammography procedures at Lifetime Health Medical Group:
• Experience in mammography as outlined by Mammography Accreditation Program and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
• Must meet qualifications as required by the Food and Drug Administration under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
Must meet the following additional minimum qualifications in order to perform Ultrasound procedures at Lifetime Health Medical Group:
• One year experience in Ultrasound Technology; and/or Graduate of Approved Ultrasound Technology Program with 6 months to 1 year clinical experience.
• Registry in Ultrasound Technology through Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) is preferred.
Must meet the following additional minimum qualifications in order to perform CT procedures at Lifetime Health Medical Group:
• CT experience of one year or certified CT technology with 6 months to one year CT experience.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.
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Lifetime Health Medical Group - 15 months ago