Perform radiological procedures as requested by physicians in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Prepare patients for radiological procedures and perform X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety.
- Protect patients, self and staff from radiation exposure by practicing sound procedures which meet or exceed recommended industry standards.
- Develop and process radiological film.
- Obtain quality diagnostic radiographs as requested by physicians. Maintain a repeat rate of 2 percent or less.
- Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Report immediately any equipment malfunctions to Supervisor.
- Log completed radiological procedures. Complete paperwork accurately and on time.
- Identify and files reports as required.
- Maintain examination rooms. Stock necessary office and radiological supplies.
- Request, retrieve and track films to and from other departments or centers.
- Compile and condense technical and statistical data for reports and records.
- Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
- Work closely with the physician to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients.
- Complete appropriate documentation on all patients examined.
- Maintain appropriate communication and good interpersonal skills with supervisors, staff and patients to ensure coordinated efforts and provision of high quality service.
- Utilize formal channels of communication to report concerns, personal requests and patient issues.
- Respect patients' right to privacy and confidentiality.
- Maintain an orderly and professional working atmosphere.
- Report to work properly dressed according to the approved dress code.
- Adhere to guidelines concerning working hours and break periods.
- Manage time effectively to complete all patient treatments and related activities as assigned.
- Maintain professional standards and procedures ensuring compliance with Corporate policies and with applicable regulations.
- Perform related administrative duties as required.
- Take all necessary precautions to protect center assets and property against loss or waste through negligence or dishonesty.
- Demonstrate support to co-workers by offering help.
- Assist in the solution of problems as directed by Supervisor.
- Perform related work as required.
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology to perform x-ray testing.
- Knowledge of radiology equipment.
- Knowledge of safety hazards common to radiology including equipment, body mechanics, and patient movement.
- Skill in properly positioning patients.
- Skill in identifying equipment problems.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
- Knowledge of medical practice and organizational policies to administer patient care.
- Knowledge of examination and diagnostic procedures.
- Knowledge of use and maintenance of radiological equipment and instruments.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
- Skill in documenting and maintaining patient care records.
- Skill in identifying and communicating problems to the supervisor.
- Skill in following medical quality assurance and quality control standards.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and other staff.
- Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to communicate clearly with patients and other staff.
- Good oral and written communication skills in English.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations and to work under high pressure situations.
- Good telephone manners and etiquette.
- Detail orientation and organization.
- Flexibility in working hours to handle variation in the inflow of patients and cover the needs of the department.
High School Diploma or equivalency; 20 hours or more of instruction in digital radiologic technology approved by the Department of Public Health and completion of course in radiological technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
None required; however, previous experience in an orthopedic and/or trauma radiology department is desirable.
Current certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group - 13 months ago
Based in Valencia, California, U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group was founded in 1995. With over 200 locations in 19 states, and more than 2,700...